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Switched mode power supply schematic using TL497

How to use TL497 as the switched mode power supply schematic that output current of 500mA, and there are 3 model: step down,step-up and inverting voltage converters.

Now, a switching power supply is high popular. Which we are use to suggest a lot of projects.

Those who want the switched mode power supplies that has small size and high-efficiency. We think that this article is that your want, but tell before that they can provide lower current about under 500 mA, so Suitable for the study only. But can seriously apply, and can be easily increased current to widely applied.

We intend to show that the third model. see below!
1. Step down voltage circuit: can reduce voltage form input of DC12V into output of +5V.
2. Step up voltage circuit : can increase a voltage level from input of DC 5V to DC12V at output. And Finally,
3. Inverting switching voltage regulator circuit: from a positive voltage DC 5V to a negative -5V at output.

The basic principle of the TL497.
This Generation is extensively ICs. A TL497 of Texas is very good switching regulators IC,it is popular over than 40 year old. Now also still use so well. We see the internal structures do in Figure 1.
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Figure 1 internal structures of TL497

Note : This project also use TL497:Make solar aa battery charger by TL497

Diode is inside but should use be careful.
Figure 1 will see that at pin 6 and pin 7 has one rectifier diode. But do not glad that It is free diodes, because The manufacturer does not recommend using it on inverter mode or inverting voltage circuits since has voltage across it too much. Which will result to work of the external transistor that is connected with together errors. Thus in this working so should use the external diode better.

The reference voltage of 1.2V
Inside this IC also has A reference voltage of 1.2 volts. Which Manufacturer guarantees that this reference voltage of 1.2 volts extremely. If the error is less than 1.08 volts and not higher than 1.32 volts. Which we can not measure this voltage. Because no external connections.

This reference voltage is connected to a positive input pin of internal OP-AMP, that serves to Amplify error, next the negative input is connected to outside IC, to connects with network for is a negative feedback.

Checking amount of current
Then, is a current checker that serve to check the any current at the IC itself. And next, to control a amount of current in the range determined. Which it can be obtained current up to 500 mA. But we can limit this current by changes resistance across pin 13 and pin 14, which we can find this resistance from : 0.5 divided by the maximum current as want.

The inside oscillator
For the inside oscillator, Normally will provide a output voltage that has a constant amplitude, The average voltage change due to the change in the frequency of this oscillators. The output is connected to base of inside transistor. Which of the pin base, emitter and collector are connected to outside, making can easily work on three mode.

The errors extensions
The errors extensions will work, when we enter the voltage to input way, now no voltage at output. The section that is the error extensions. Which normal will be connected to output of all circuit, not get any voltage. So, it will send a signal to control the oscillator to generate frequencies, that has the provide voltage range over than stop range.

Now, there are voltage appears at output, then The errors extensions will also get voltage, and next it will control the output voltage, as value of network determine at output there.

In this time, we know the internal structure of the TL497 enough. Cause understand the principles working roughly, then Let’s to view application on three projects below:

1. Step down voltage circuit
See a circuit name, Do not think that just put a resistor serial only. Because, if you use a resistor to reduce voltage, the output is constant voltage particular the current one size only. If current decrease or increase. voltage will also change. If using this switching controls, it will be a constant voltage every current size.

From Figure 2 is the step down switching voltage regulator circuit serve as reduce level voltage circuit. Both C1 and C2 is filter the voltage to smooth up before send to IC1, R1 are determine size of maximum current that limit current at 500mA.
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Figure 2 is the step down switching voltage regulator circuit

This performance of the circuit is Certainly under 100%, so input current of 500 mA will into maximum current output about 400 mA only.
From experiment measure the input current equals 115 mA at input voltage 12V. While the output voltage of 5 volts. and current 200 mA. When think as input power equal 1.38 watts. then the output power equal 1 watts. and there is efficiency up to 72.5%. (Not believe, press the calculator). In while the common series voltage controller circuit has efficiency of 40 % only.

Come to see circuit again , the output from IC1 at pin 8 is connected into the current filter circuit include L1 and C4. The C3-capacitor is determined a period of frequencies from the oscillator within IC. Which it set particular a pulse range as “1” only. Next width of pulse range “0” that is determined by external power consumption.

VR1, R2 and R3 are the negative feedback network, by bring a signal come from the output voltage. The setting R3-resistor has value is 1.2K. Which this value is set to easily Calculation. Because the voltage across this R3 must be equal 1.2 volts. While the output voltage is equal to that want.


Reason must equal to 1.2V, because must enter this voltage to input of the errors extensions. When the voltage is lower than 1.2 volts. (Internal voltage reference IC.) It means that the output voltage is pressed down. Atthe errors extensions circuit will send output to control a creating pulse of oscillator section that range is “0” shortened. To voltage higher average and much than pulling the current of load.

The output voltage can adjust by VR1. Which will be the result, the voltage drop across R3 changed. Making oscillator generate the frequencies also changed. Finally, the output voltage changed by adjustable from 3.4V to 8.1V (can set voltage of : 4.5V, 6V, 7.5V) As the value of devices defined in this Figure 2.

While in use, If there are pulse broke free. Which may generate frequency of oscillator and capacitance as current filter at the output do not match together. We modify with an one capacitor of 0.01uF across to output will better.

2. Step up voltage circuit
This circuit is called other name that dc boost converter circuit as shown on Figure 3 Which most working like the step down switching voltage regulator circuit, Except for the output that will causes get higher voltage than input, that can change from 5.9 to 15.9 volts.

Although this circuit will provide the output voltage higher up, but the current will lower . Thus , the current input will must much than output. And if input has maximum current, but will send current 208mA only. Which in Figure 3 is limited current between 170 to 180mA.

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Figure 3 the step up switching voltage regulator circuit or dc booster converters.

The output of circuit has additional voltage because the properties of the inductor L1 that connected in series at pin 13 and pin 10.

3. Inverting switching voltage regulator circuit
In Figure 4 Overall functionality remains the same as 2 model, ago. But different at output because this circuit provide the output voltage with alternating polarity input. Notice pin 4 which is substrate normally will connected to ground that is negative. But this event of circuit, need to have the ground at output that is positive. Thus so must take this pin to output.

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Figure 4 Inverting switching voltage regulator circuit

Which will make voltage at pin 1, when compare with substrate still is +1.2 volts as previously, Will be seen that the R3-resistor is connected, switch with 2 circuit ago. To get the same output voltage monitoring.

The section that is the negative voltage consist of L1 and D1. The pulse from IC1 will be induced at L1. Based on file properties of the inductor. Cause negative voltage up. And the positive voltage range will be Blocked by D1 is off to the outside.

How to build these projects.
All devices in the 3rd circuits. You can buy them at electronics stores online. and then Can make a PCB and put all components as layout in Firgute 5.
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Figure 5 The single-sided PCB and the Component layout for the Step down voltage

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Figure 6 the-single-sided-pcb-and-the-component-layout-for-dc-boost-converter-projects

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Figure 7 the-single-sided-pcb-and-the-component-layout-for-inverting-switching-voltage-regulator-projects

The components list.
Step down voltage circuit
C1—————–100uF 16V— Electrolytic Capacitors
C2—————–0.1uF 50V—-Polyester Capacitor
C3—————–0.0015uF 50V—Polyester Capacitor
C4—————–2200uF 16V— Electrolytic Capacitors
IC1—————-TL497–500-mA Peak Step-Up, Step-Down, Inverting Switching Voltage Regulator
L1—————–60 uH Inductance
R1—————–1ohm ¼ W + 5% Resistors
R2—————–2.2K ¼ W + 5% Resistors
R3—————–1.2K ¼ W + 5% Resistors
VR1—————5K potentiometer

Step up voltage circuit
C1——————100uF 10V— Electrolytic Capacitors
C2——————0.1uF 50V—Polyester Capacitor
C3——————220pF 50V—Polyester Capacitor
C4——————100uF 16V— Electrolytic Capacitors
IC1—————–TL497—–500-mA Peak Step-Up, Step-Down, Inverting Switching Voltage Regulator
To buy: https://rcfreelance.com/p/ic/540977/tl497ain/

L1——————-40 uH Inductance
R1——————–1ohm ¼ W + 5%—Resistors
R2——————–4.7K ¼ W + 5%—Resistors
R3——————–1.2K ¼ W + 5%—Resistors
VR1——————-5K potentiometer

Inverting switching voltage regulator circuit
C1———————–100uF 16V— Electrolytic Capacitors
C2———————–0.1uF 50V—Polyester Capacitor
C3————————0.001uF 50V—Polyester Capacitor
C4————————100uF 16V— Electrolytic Capacitors
D1————————1N4001—50V 1A Diodes
IC1———————–TL497- 500-mA Peak Step-Up, Step-Down, Inverting Switching Voltage Regulator
L1———————— 25 uH Inductance
R1————————1 ohm ¼ W + 5%
R2————————-2.2K ¼ W + 5%
R3————————-1.2K ¼ W + 5%
VR1———————–5K potentiometer

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. pls. help m,TL496 ic is available,what ic can i replace for my mini inverter project to do?

  2. Hi, Mel Emberga
    Thanks for your feedback.
    I don’t know it can replace them.
    I am sorry.

  3. smps material very useful to us

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