A voltage regulator is an analog circuit that produces a stable output voltage that doesn't vary with input voltage or load changes. Switching regulators are much more efficient than linear ones.

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How to switch power supply between two sensors

I have two ultrasonic sensors, when one sensor acts as a transmitter other acts a receiver and vice-versa. How can I supply power for the 1st sensor for 20 microseconds and switch the power source ...
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How to throttle power consumption of a heating coil?

Which is an appropriate but simple electrical circuit to reduce the energy (power) consumed by a heating coil which has an AC feeding without generating an asymmetric load (large DC component, e.g. ...
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low G-S resistance of mosfet [closed]

I have a PC motherboard that refused to boot. It has 8 VRMs for Vcore, 2 for Vram, 2 for Vtt and 2 for Vdisplay (CPU's display function). Each VRM use 2 n-mosfet for switching. After it fail and power ...
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How to make power supply to 434MHz receiver module more stable on RC car?

Following the recommendations I got on my last question about troubleshooting communications in my RC car, I probed the +5V power pin of my RF 434MHz receiver module with my oscilloscope. Below is a ...
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difference between the LM1117-5 IC packages

I'm using LM1117-5 as a voltage regulator. In the datasheet of it they have mentioned different packages like LM1117DT-5.0/NOPB,LM1117DTX-5.0/NOPB,LM1117IDT-5.0/NOPB, LM1117IDTX-5.0/NOPB , ...
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Last resort debug: Voltage limiter

Note: This is a followup to a previous question that was left unanswered. The circuit has been remade on a breadboard and the symptoms are different I have been trying to make a voltage limiter ...
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Can I run 12v car fan on 8v

I am planing to upgrade the radiator fans on my car and I would like to do some modifications to reduce the noise and have them run at lower speed when a curtain temperature is reached and run at full ...
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Package/Device for a component with duplicated pins

I have a L79L05 from ST Microelectronics, which has the following pinout: I have created a symbol and package in Eagle for that component. The symbol has three pins - IN, OUT and GND, while the ...
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LT1084 as Current control Regulator

I am using LT1084 as a current control Regulator. Circuit shown below Since the transistor Q2 is controlled by a PWM pulse so output voltage of LT1084 is varying as shown below Since it is used as ...
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What should I do with multiple 5V to 3.3V voltage regulators?

I'm trying to put a PN532 breakout board, BLE "shield" daughterboard, and a PIC microcontroller all onto one board. The PN532 breakout board has an ADP121 (5V to 3.3V) regulator, the BLE breakout has ...
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home socket with DC voltage

I'm wondering why, in a standard house, instead of using many low power AC-DC rectifier, there isn't a big (like 12V 20~50A) AC-DC rectifier which supplies some wall socket with a DC voltage? In the ...
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How can I drop voltage from 20V to 12V at 3.5A? [duplicate]

Here's the problem: I carry around two devices, but at different power requirements - one at 20V/3.5A and the other at 12V/3.5A. I'd like to only carry around one power brick and just carry an adapter ...
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lm317 current source sense resistor

Why is sense the resistor swapped with the load resistor here and how does this circuit work? From my understanding of circuit output (node at LED anode) will be at constant 1.25V, and it will ...
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Most efficient way to step down 48V to 12V high amperage

What is the most efficient way to step down 48V to 12V? I have a power supply that can output 48V at 40 amps. Assuming the power supply is perfect, that gives me 1920 watts. However, I'm powering some ...
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Does AMP AC/DC adapter going through a step down increase in amps per voltages (ECIG)

The latest project I'm working on is making adapter to basically use the mains for an ecig rather than usb or an battery. For anyone whos familiar with ECIGS they basically use around 3.7-6volts. It's ...
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Finding a replacement voltage regulator… what do the codes mean?

So I need to replace the following voltage regulator in an old Atari as it's registering 0.5V between output and ground and 24V on the input, but it's supposed to be providing 12V on the output side ...
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Is there any risk if I use two voltage regulators in parallel to increase current capacity [duplicate]

I am working with a Pcduino Board and the board requires 2A at 5Vdc. I want to power this board via a 9 Vdc battery. The problem I have is I only have access to a 5Vdc regualtor which is TS2940CZ. The ...
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How can I regulate the voltage of a Li-ion battery with the least drop out voltage?

I have a one of these: descriptions: full charge voltage : 4.2V cut off discharge voltage : 2.75V capacity : 4000mAh size : 18650 And I want to get 3.3V from it. but the problem is I can't use ...
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Can a 5V regulator connect directly to a voltage divider to obtain a 2V output?

In my circuit, a lm78l05 is used to provide +5V voltage to other parts. And now I need another +2V source to shift my input signal from +-2V to 0~4V as the ADC ad7682 limits the input signal range ...
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Which caps to use for 7812 Regulator and how many?

I'm new to electronics and want to build a simple led circuit. I want to get DC 12V 1A, for the circuit, from AC. I have already bought a regulator which is LM7812> What if I use 1000uF on the input ...
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Powering circuit and Arduino with single power source

I am trying to power an Arduino Uno as well as my circuit using Li-Ion batteries. They are 2 18650 Lithium Ion batteries (rated at 3.4 V each = 7.4 V total). I have this battery plugged into the Vin ...
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Voltage limiter is shutting down completely when tripped

What the circuit is designed to do The following circuit is designed to accept a rectified (low frequency) sinewave input of amplitude 0-30V, and filter it through charging a capacitor until its ...
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External battery for laptop with 18650

I would like to try to make an external battery for my laptop. I opted for 18650 batteries. (but feel free to tell me if there are better batteries for that). I read this answer to a question here: ...
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Linear Regulator: MOSFET vs BJT

Currently I am doing a project on a voltage regulator. Can you tell me some advantages of MOSFETs over BJT? Apart from a higher power loss, I can not find much. In control engineering it is much more ...
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How can this isolated DC/DC converter claim a 3kv rating?

I'm referring to the Murata Power Solutions CME series DC/DC converters. Datasheet: http://www.murata-ps.com/data/power/ncl/kdc_cme.pdf If you look at the footprint of package (the -3C variant), ...
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Fire pit dancing to music — increasing the voltage from a subwoofer out

I am creating a propane "regulator" which allows the user to connect a speaker output to control a valve (0-10V max:0.185A) which opens more with higher voltage. Here's a video of it operating ...
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Why is this 5V voltage regulator not outputting 5V?

I purchased a bunch of LM330T voltage regulators and in my testing, it's outputting about 5.9V when I feed it 6.5V. It's listed as a 5V regulator at Digikey: LM330T-5.0/NOPB Here's the data sheet: ...
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Reducing Ripple in the Zener Regulator

In the Art of Electronics (Horowitz & Hill) the following circuit is given as a solution to reduce ripple current caused be variations in input voltage (pg. \$ 69 \$): "An alternative method ...
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Charging 10 1.2V nicd batteries

I have 10 x 1.2V Sanyo NiCd batteries. They are connected in series. I would like to charge them. The thing is, I don't have a charger. I looked up chargers and they are all quite expensive(I live in ...
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Why would the output voltage of a 5V SMPS (USB charger) increase with load?

I've been using a USB voltage/current measurement device to evaluate power consumption of USB devices and performance of USB chargers and batteries. Most of the USB power supplies I've used are ...
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Does a “Buck Step Down Voltage Regulator” provide constant output voltage regardless of input voltage?

I've got a small solar cell panel rated at 20V on a good sunny day. I need to regulate this down to 13.8V to charge a lead battery. Can I use a "Buck Step Down Voltage Regulator" for this? I'm ...
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Linear regulator drawing power when powered from output only

I have a microcontroller circuit with a 3.3v linear regulator providing power when run by a 5v supply, the circuit can also be run directly from a 3v battery which connects to the output side of the ...
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Current boosting problem with 78xx

I've built a PCB with a 7805 based power supply on it. I tested the other parts of the PCB on a breadboard before I had the PCB made, but as the power supply circuit looked straightforward, I just ...
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Cascading LM300 series VRs?

Would it be ok or efficient to reduce a 120 volt to 44 volt transformer first down to 17 volts DC through a LM338T then again through a LM350T to output 9.5 volts DC so I can use an 4700uF 25 volt ...
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Drop 12v supply to 6v to power a water pump [duplicate]

I have a submersible water pump that requires 2.5-6V. I want to power it from a 2A, 12V supply. I assume that's powerful enough, but the pump doesn't specify its current. How can I determine the ...
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how to provide a steady voltage, in case of source voltage drop due to heavy consumers in the circuit

I am designing an arduino circuit in which the power source is a battery connected to some heavy current consumers, these consumers are intended to work for short time and infrequently, my question is ...
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PWM input voltage regulation

I have a 12V DC motor that I plan to run in one direction with PWM input at 21A. However, in the other direction I want to drop the voltage to limit the speed. Ideally. the regulator would sit between ...
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Battery current reduction [duplicate]

I have made this circuit: Now I am trying to use this circuit in my bike. My bike has a 12V 9amp battery and while charging (bike running), the voltage fluctuates from 12V to 20V. To power this ...
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Switching Regulators in Series

looking for some help regarding switching regulators for a personal robot project. The problem: I have: two 18v 4.5Ah batteries (which when fully charged are actually more like 21v) I need: 5v/1A ...
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Clamping Voltage without disturbing the power supply

I am using a circuit similar to the following, to clamp the input to my microcontroller to around 5 volts: How do I make sure that the (5V) power supply is not disturbed and stays regulated. I am ...
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Minimum voltage rating for output capacitor for use with LTC3525-5 boost voltage regulator

I'm (still) selecting parts to build a 3 to 5V boost DC-DC converter using the LTC3525-5. The board I'm planing to build is based on the typical application shown in page 11 of the aforementioned ...
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Low current (~100ma) buck voltage converter simple, low cost options (48V to 12V)

I have 48V AC-DC power supply that I use to drive high power LED drivers. I also want to use the same 48V input to power a 12V fan and Arduino Pro Mini. Fan is rated at 0.25A but I could do without ...
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Different power sources for pcb

I have a project with arduino. Most devices are powered by the arduinos 3.3V source. But a gsm modem with 5V input and high current consumption cannot be connected with the arduino, because the ...
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How to drop 240V DC to 5V DC

I would like to drop a 240V DC voltage to a 5V DC voltage to supply electronic. The 5V stage needs less than 5mA in current. The solutions I looked at are: Resistor divider (Not really ...
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What should I use for a 3.3 voltage reference that sinks maximum of 1mA?

I am in search for stable and precise 3.3 voltage reference IC. I am using it for the temperature sensor application which only sinks 1mA at max. Can someone suggest me a best component/IC for this ...
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Can DC voltage be divided?

I have got an old camera that runs on 7.2V (2 cell li-ion). I only have a 4 cell li-ion battery. Is it possible to divide the voltage without using a DC-AC converter and a transformer? I have looked ...
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Battery pack for DSLR coupler

I am planning to make a battery pack, by using rechargable batteries, that i can use to power my DC-coupler for my DSLR camera. (Ref. Image) On my original camera battery it says 7.4V 1.2A but i ...
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Finding batteries to make a stable 12 V battery-power supply

I want to make a stable 12 V battery-power supply for RPi and LED matrix. Schematic is something like: ...
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Can I obtain a new voltage source from outputs of two cascaded linear voltage regulators in practice?

I have a device which works with 7V. I have a 7812 and 7805 already running in the circuit. Can I use the outputs of this voltage regulators to feed the 7V device? I know this is possible in theory. ...
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Battery supplying different voltage

I 'm trying to build a portable device running on battery. It needs power at 2 different voltage: 3v and 4.5v Is doing something like this a good idea ? if so, what type of diode should be used ...