Definitions for "DC-DC Converter"
a device that accepts a DC input voltage and produces a DC output voltage
An active device--similar to a switching power supply in its operation--that accepts a dc input and typically produces a different dc output voltage; sometimes the input and output are the same, in which case the converter is used for its noise isolation and/or regulation capabilities. Dc/dc converters are important for applications where electronic equipment must be operated from a battery or other dc source. Dc/dc converter modules typically offer full functionality, while dc/dc converter ICs usually require the addition of external components (like an inductor and capacitors) for complete operation.
Device which converts DC at one voltage to DC at another voltage.
A type of power supply used in separate amplifiers that boost the normal 12V available in the car to that required by the amplifier's main circuitry.