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Switchable 6V, 9V, and 12V Linear Voltage Regulator

  We can build a multiple voltage power supply 6, 9, and 12V  (AC-DC Adapter) with the circuit shown in the following schematic diagram.  Not only provide multiple voltage output with single voltage supply, this circuit add the benefit of regulating the voltage for better stability. A transformer with rectifier diodes and filtering capacitor can […]

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Linear Power Supply Circuit

A diode bridge, a step down transformer a linear regulator(U1) and some filtering capacitors can be used to build a Linear power supply. This circuit has some advantages such as this circuit has high output current and can give multiple output voltages easily. However it has some disadvantages like this is high standby losses, expensive […]

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Low-Drop-Out (LDO) Low-Voltage Linear Regulator Using NCP2860 IC

This low drop out (LDO) voltage regulator need only few components, with very low noise and very low drop-out voltage. The circuit illustrated in the schematic diagram below gives a fixed 2.77 volt output, but this output voltage can be adjusted using two additional resistors. This circuit capable to supply 300 mA load from 3.0 […]

High Efficiency Switch Mode 3.3A 10A Regulator

This switch mode regulator circuit has higher current output than  our previous switch mode regulator, but it uses same controller IC. Up to 10A can be served by this switch mode regulator. The output of this regulator circuit is regulated at 3.3 volt, and the input range is 4-9Volt. The SHDN pin can be pulled […]

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High Efficiency Switch Mode 3.3V 5A Step-Down Converter

This switch mode step-down converter has very good efficiency, up to 94% can be obtained. This switch mode regulator uses LTC1266-3.3 controller with external N-Channel power mosfet, and need only a 5uH inductor because it uses high frequency switching. Here is the schematic diagram of this switch mode step down converter circuit: To optimize efficiency, […]

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Transformerless, Switch Mode Boost Regulator, A Step-Up Converter

Using this switch mode regulator circuit, you can get a stable 12 volt output (500mA) although you just have 4,3 – 10V power supply. You can even boost a 3.5V input to 12V if the load draws only 100 mA or less. This switch mode voltage regulator use LTC1266 IC chip from Linear Technology. Here […]

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Transformerless Voltage Booster Circuit: A DC-DC Step-Up Switching Regulator Using Transistors

A DC-to-DC step-up converter is traditionally implemented using transformer, working by converting the DC voltage to AC Voltage, step-up it using transformer, then rectify and filter the transformer’s output to  get a higher DC voltage. Using a switching method, we can step-up a voltage without a transformer. We just need an inductor which is driven […]

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Programmable Voltage Regulator Using L200 IC

This is a programmable voltage regulator circuit. With this circuit we can generate a voltage according to our wishes. This circuit uses L200 IC. Here is the circuit : Potentiometer R2 is used to fix the output voltage Vo. Following equation show value of the output voltage: Vo=Vref (1+(R2/R1)) We can obtain a wide range […]

Reducing L200 Power Dissipation using Series Resistor

It’s good to reduce the power dissipated by the device. Using resistor connected in series to the input (the left figure) is a simple and economic method to reduce the device input-output differential voltage. Here’s the formula for calculating R: R= [Vi min- (Vo+Vdrop)]/Io Vdrop = minimum differential voltage between the input and the output […]

Soft Start Mechanism for L200 Voltage Regulator

The configuration in the circuit diagram below can be used when a slow rise time of the output voltage is required. We can find the rise time with following formula: ton= CVoR 0.45 Capacitor C is discharged when the switch position is ON and this will maintain the voltage at pin 2 low. The Vo […]

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