The voltage regulator I'm using has 4 pins (2 in, 2 out) pictured below.

The reason I purchased this regulator is that I want to convert +12V DC in to +5V DC current for connecting a Sony Projector to a compatible 3D transmitter. From a post on avsforum I can conclude that pins 1 and 2 from the sony transmit +12V DC. They will be soldered together, and connected to the "+" 12V Input section of the voltage regulator. However, what do I do with the "-" port of the input?

Also on the 3d transmitter end, it expects a +5V DC, which I presume I should connect to he "+" section on the output label of the regulator, but what happens to the "-" side here?

Fig1. SINOLLC DC 12V 24V to 5V 3A Converter Step Down Regulator 5V Regulated Power Supplies Transformer Converter

Voltage regulator

Fig2. Pin description of the VESA 3d Transmitter (note pin "A", which is +5V)

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The "+" connections connect to the positive rail of each respective power connection, and the "-" connects to the corresponding ground rail. So the positive connection of the 12V supply connects to the + input and its ground to the - input, and the + output supplies 5V and the - output its corresponding ground.

There is no need to connect the two grounds together unless you need to transmit signals between the 12V side and the 5V side.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for your response. I think this pretty much answers my question. \$\endgroup\$
    – Aman
    Jan 22, 2015 at 21:08

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