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Thanks site! Given a 3v power source (2xAA batteries) and a

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Given a 3v power source (2xAA batteries) and a microcontroller, what's the simplest cheapest way to generate a 3.6v 30ms 500mA pulse (to control a solenoid)?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 1 year ago.

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To do this you would want to use a voltage doubler using two 10mF (10000uF) capacitors.

Put one cap to ground, and use a fixed resistor to charge it to 3v.

The second with 2 resistors, one to ground, one to 3v, using the largest resistors you can.

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