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Astral Driver For Sale - Boost, Buck, Buck-Boost, Linear, & Etc

astralist

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For a discussion thread, please go to >here<

Hello all!
Introducing the new driver


DRIVERS AND SPECIFICATION

ASTRAL SUPERDRIVE HV (STATUS: INACTIVE - WAITING FOR PRODUCTION)





Retail price: $19.9

  • Topology: Buck (When operating, Vin must be above Vout/diode Vf)
  • Vin: 4.5 - 18V
  • Vout: 0.7 - 8V
  • Iout: 1.1 - 6A
  • Size: 15*10mm
  • Features:
    • Current regulated
    • Adjustable current
    • Soft start (1sec)
    • Delayed start (1.5sec+)
    • Thermal shutdown
    • PCB with 2oz (70um) copper, twice the copper thickness of usual PCB to maximize current and heat transfer.
    • Components mounted only on top side of PCB, allowing maximum contact from driver to heatsink, hence maximizing heat transfer from PCB to heatsink.
    • Thin PCB with lots of vias, maximizing heat transfer from top side to bottom side.
    • Component mounted and soldered using automated assembly machine, minimizing human error.
    • Continuous ground/negative



ASTRAL SUPERDRIVE V (STATUS: ACTIVE - IN PRODUCTION)





Retail price: $16.9

SPECS:
  • Topology: Buck (When operating, Vin must be above Vout/diode Vf)
  • Vin: 5 - 18V (tested up to ~19.5V input)
  • Vout: 2.5 - 8V (tested up to ~13V output)
  • Iout: 1.1A - 5A+ (depends on Vout)
  • Size: 15*10mm
  • Features:
    • Current regulated
    • Adjustable current
    • Soft start (internal)
    • Thermal shutdown
    • Thin PCB with lots of vias, maximizing heat transfer from top side to bottom side.
    • Component mounted and soldered using automated assembly machine, minimizing human error.
    • Continuous ground/negative



ASTRAL SUPERDRIVE LV (STATUS: ACTIVE - IN PRODUCTION)



Retail price: $24.9

  • Topology: Boost (When operating, Vin must be below Vout/diode Vf)
  • Vin: 1.9 - 4.2V
  • Vout: 2.5 - 5.5V
  • Iout: 1.2 - 4.5A+
  • Size: 15*10mm
  • Features:
    • Current regulated
    • Adjustable current
    • Soft start (internal 3ms)
    • Thermal shutdown
    • PCB with 2oz (70um) copper, twice the copper thickness of usual PCB to maximize current and heat transfer.
    • Components mounted only on top side of PCB, allowing maximum contact from driver to heatsink, hence maximizing heat transfer from PCB to heatsink.
    • Thin PCB with lots of vias, maximizing heat transfer from top side to bottom side.
    • Component mounted and soldered using automated assembly machine, minimizing human error.
    • Continuous ground/negative



ASTRAL PICODRIVE (STATUS: ACTIVE - IN PRODUCTION)





Retail price: $14.9

  • Topology: Boost (When operating, Vin must be below Vout/diode Vf)
  • Vin: 2 - 24V (tested up to 18V input)
  • Vout: 2.5 - 28V (tested up to 32V output)
  • Iout: 70 - 1500mA+ (depends on Vout)
  • Size: 12*9mm
  • Features:
    • Current regulated
    • Adjustable current
    • Soft start (internal)
    • Thermal shutdown
    • Thin PCB with lots of vias, maximizing heat transfer from top side to bottom side.
    • Component mounted and soldered using automated assembly machine, minimizing human error.
    • Continuous ground/negative



ASTRAL EZ DRIVE (STATUS: INACTIVE - WAITING FOR PRODUCTION)





Retail price: $14.9

  • Topology: Linear (When operating, Vin must be above Vout/diode Vf)
  • Vin: 3 - 12V
  • Vout: (Vin - 1.5)V
  • Iout: 0 - 2200mA
  • Size: 11*9mm
  • Features:
    • Current regulated
    • Adjustable current
    • Components mounted only on top side of PCB, allowing maximum contact from driver to heatsink, hence maximizing heat transfer from PCB to heatsink.
    • Very thin PCB with lots of vias, maximizing heat transfer from top side to bottom side.
    • Component mounted and soldered using automated assembly machine, minimizing human error.
    • Continuous positive



WARNING!!
All the drivers above have a tiny solder pads
Posthuman soldering skill is needed!!!


I hope these can balance the supply and demand of driver these day

FYI, other drivers are coming soon

Thanks for looking! :beer:
 
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BowtieGuy

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Re: Astral Driver - Boost, Buck, Buck-Boost, Linear, & Etc

Nice to see these new drivers go on sale, it's going to be good to have some alternative driver options available! :yh:
 

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Thank you for bringing these here as we were in need of some new drivers. Glad to see them finally for sale.
 

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I keep eyeing them thinking I'd like a few but haven't pulled the trigger yet.
 

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Hi,
Good job A, Yes as Jerry stated need to see also how they will operate in a host with diode attached. Never the less awesome , work on that boost driver thats going to be a hit . Would be great to see it boost to 1.8A .

Rich:)
 

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Sure, i'm currently rebuilding my NUBM07E host and will use The HV :beer:
But right now i don't have any single battery host on me to build a laser with the LV

I'm quite confused actually, why would somebody decided to use a boost
Which needs about 8A-10A current draw from the battery to get 4.5A output,
But here it is, I'm just providing some alternatives to the hobbyist :beer:
 
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Any chance you'd design one that has connections for an external pot, which could be used to modulate current from 0 to whatever is set on the SMD pot?
We really need some lower current/boost alternative to the blackbuck 8m.
 

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Any idea how much "lower current" is that?
I'll look for a good IC suitable to do something like that. :beer:
 

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I was thinking of 50-400mA, low enough for the newer blue and green single mode diodes.
 

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I was thinking of 50-400mA, low enough for the newer blue and green single mode diodes.
Hi,
That would be nice low amp boost drivers with a pot. All we have now is the Nano boost/buck and thats 30.00 bucks ouch..

Rich")
 

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Are the samples you promised going out soon? Just wanted to get an idea of when to expect them. :thanks:
 

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Very nice quality drivers--reasonable prices.

Good sales are sure to result.

Good luck with them
 

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Are the samples you promised going out soon? Just wanted to get an idea of when to expect them. :thanks:
Whaaaaaat ???? " Free Cookie "...ah...heemm...4 us " Early Adaptors "...I'll take a LV Boost...with a cup'o'coffee....:bowdown::bowdown:

As to why one may want the LV Boost variation..Well...For a small EDC....say....like my Titan Cyprus 520NM EDC...a single cell....although it kicks out limited run time....does present a very small package....which is what is wanted for an EDC.....and therein lies the value !!:yh:

CDBEAM
 
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