QUESTION: How can we allow users to scoot backwards?
CONTEXT: This question stems from the way the buck-boost works. The buck-boost specified inputs are instructions, not suggestions. If you reverse the inputs – put connect the input voltage to ground and vice-versa – the circuit will blow. This is not ideal, as it means one can’t scoot backwards.
METHOD: Enter the diode! The diode is a component that acts as a one-way voltage/current gate. Here’s more about it. My job is to identify and confirm which diode would work best for our purposes.