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5v to ≈70v dc-dc converter in the 1w range?

  1. Oct 24, 2015 #1
    I am looking to find a 5v to ≈70v dc-dc converter in the 1w range or the equivalent transformer + diodes. This is for a bio stimulation device and I need a high voltage and low amperage. However, not having spent years researching and buying electrical components, I'm a little uncertain where to look and for what exactly to look for. The requirements are fairly straight forward but turning theory into something that is actually on the market is difficult without having been in the industry for a while. Thanks.
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2015 #2

    berkeman

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    Talk to me about UL544. What is it? Why is it important?
     
  4. Oct 24, 2015 #3

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  5. Oct 24, 2015 #4

    meBigGuy

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    This is a biostimulation device to be used how? And for what purpose? on people? Horses? frog legs?

    Where is the 5V coming from? You have 5V AC? (you need AC for a transformer)
     
  6. Oct 24, 2015 #5
    I have a 5v, .2a (1w) pulse system with a 24 Hz/.7 duty cycle that originates from a dc inverter I found that meets those specifications. I know very little about transformers, I mainly know DC. Can you have an AC system that alternates between 0 and 5v instead of -5 and 5v (or whatever)? I would ideally like to just use a DC to DC voltage converter IC that has all the circuity worked out and my guess is that jury rigging something to get the voltage high and the amperage low would mess up the waveform. However, my guess is such a thing does not exist or is really expensive because it is so niche. This is just a proof of principle prototype of an electrical muscle stimulator for use on the human leg; I have a long way to go to be able to have something that will pass any kind of UL/FDA approval but I am aware if the safety concerns.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2015 #6

    berkeman

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    Please study up on Biomedical Engineering (preferably take a few local classes) before trying to do something like this. We won't be able to help you here.

    EDIT -- you could also consider hiring a licensed professional EE with Biomedical experience.
     
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