snapVCC is a highly portable and convenient power supply for your electronics projects. It’s designed to fit right on a 9V battery and give you 3.3V or 5V power wherever you need it.
Many circuits require a regulated 3.3 or 5 volt power supply. The 9V battery is an easily available power supply option. A common way to power circuits using a 9V battery is to use a Linear regulator IC circuit to drop the voltage down. snapVCC eliminates this additional circuit by putting the regulator right on top of the 9V battery.
Also, since snapVCC uses a buck converter, it’s more efficient than using a linear regulator.
snapVCC uses a buck converter for efficient regulation of battery voltage. snapVCC has an LED power indicator, reverse polarity protection, and you can switch between 3.3V and 5V by just switching a jumper.
snapVCC is an Open Source hardware project. All design files for this project can be found on the electronut GitHub repository.
snapVCC is successfully crowdfunded project.
We've made the following tweaks to snapVCC based on customer feedback:
snapVCC 2.1 PCBs have an ENIG finish and are manufactured by PCBWay. The PCBs are assembled and tested by us at Electronut Labs.
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I am a software engineer and Embedded Systems consultant based in Bangalore, India. I have a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and an MS from Pennsylvania State University, USA. I worked in the software industry in the San Francisco Bay Area for about 6 years before returning to India in 2004.
I have been a tinkerer since I was a teenager building electronic circuits, and continued this trend with programming in college. Around 2012, I started electronut.in – a blog on electronics, microcontrollers, and programming. The blog lead to the formation of Electronut Labs, and our first successfully crowdfunded product snapVCC (a power supply for Makers). The blog also let to my first book Python Playground (No Starch Press) which has sold close to 10,000 copies and has been translated to three languages.
Electronut Labs is now a small business in Bangalore and we are focused on creating innovative electronics hardware.