XL6009 DC-DC Buck Boost Converter Module
This DC-DC switching boost converter is capable of driving a 4A load with excellent line and load regulation. The main switching component XL6009 IC is available in fixed output voltages of 3.3 V, 5V, 12V, and an adjustable output version. It is an efficient switching regulator and the output efficiency is significantly higher in comparison with the popular boost regulators. At higher input voltages, the regulator operates at a switching frequency of 400kHz thus allowing the overall board size to be smaller and space-saving.
The XL6009 module is a DC to DC BUCK-BOOST converter module that operates at a switching frequency of 400kHz. In such high frequency, it provides smaller sized filter components compared with low frequency switching regulators. It is the upgraded version of the LM2577 based module.
Pin Description of XL6009 Power module Board
Positive input (Unregulated or Regulated)
Negative input (Ground)
Positive Output (Regulated)
Negative Output (Ground)
The pinout can be easily seen in the Board Legend., the pin names are also marked for your reference as you can see below.
Features and specification of XL6009 DC-DC Power module
- Input voltage: 3 - 32V
- Output voltage: 5 - 35V (adjustable)
- Output current: Maximum output current 4A
- Note: The higher the voltage, the load current increases.
- Efficiency of this regulator upto <94%
- Load regulation: 0.5%
- Voltage regulation: 0.5%
- Adjustable potentiometer onboard for output voltage adjustment.
- Non - isolated constant voltage module.
- Non - synchronous rectification.
- Short circuit proportion: current limiting since the recovery.
- Dimension: 45*20*14 mm (L*W*H)
Note: Complete technical details can be found in the XL6009 Datasheet linked at the bottom of this page.
Alternative product of XL6009 Based power module Board
Alternative and compatible products for XL6009 based DC-DC step-down power module boards are listed below -
- MT3608 based 2A rated DC-DC step-down module
- LM2596 Adjustable Regulator Module
XL6009 Power Module Board - Overview
The main driver is XL6009-Adj.
The XL6009-Adj based DC-DC step-up module offers 4A of rated current from a 3 - 32V of the input voltage. The power module has a potentiometer to adjust the output voltage according to the user needs. Although the module uses a PCB based heat sink it is recommended to use an additional heat sink if the output power rating exceeds 15W. The module also offers a very high conversion efficiency of less than 94% with a 0.5% load regulation that can be an excellent choice for audio electronics-related products. Higher conversion efficiency enables battery-operated applications as well.
Users can adjust the potentiometer to get the output voltage from 5V to 35V. However, the higher input voltage offers higher load current capabilities.
The interfacing of the XL6009 module is quite easy. Connect the regulated or unregulated input across the IN+ and IN- pin and use the potentiometer to adjust the output voltage. Connect the load directly at OUT+ and OUT- pins.
Applications of XL6009 Power Module Board
- DIY based power supply
- To serve the power requirements of Audio-based circuits
- High current applications with small space
The dimensions of the XL6009 based Power Module Board is shown below -