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Simple, Efficient, Inexpensive, High-Power LED Constant-Current Switching Supply 2017-01-25

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crutschow

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Efficient LED Constant-Current Switching Supply - Constant-current hysteretic buck regulator supply for higher power LEDs, efficiency of >85%

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Resistors or linear constant-current sources are okay for small, low-current LEDs but it's desirable to use a better efficiency switching supply for higher power LEDs.
Here's is a relatively simple switching constant-current supply that uses the common LM339/393 as part of a relatively simple and reasonably high efficiency circuit.

Below is the LTspice simulation of the regulator for up to about 1A LEDs.
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Willen

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Hi,
Instead of IC buffer cannot we use small P or N FET as non-inverting buffer to make it more easy and cheap?
 
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