7805 voltage regulator for your design

This is most common voltage regulator that is still used in embedded designs. LM7805 voltage regulator is a linear regulator made by several manufacturers like Fairchild, or ST Microelectronics. They can come in several types of packages. For output current up to 1A there may be two types of packages: TO-220 (vertical) and D-PAK (horizontal).

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With proper heat sink these LM78xx types can handle even more than 1A current. They also have Thermal overload protection, Short circuit protection.

If your design won’t exceed 0.1A current you may chose regulator LM78L05 with smaller packages and lower maximum current up to 0.1A. They come in three main types of packages SO-8, SOT-89 and TO-92

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Bellow is a table OF all LM78XX regulators and their output Voltages and input voltage ranges.

Part

Output (V)

Input range (V)

LM7805

5

7–25

LM7806

6

8–25

LM7808

8

10.5–25

LM7809

9

11.5–25

LM7810

10

12.5–25

LM7812

12

14.5–30

LM7815

15

17.5–30

LM7818

18

21–33

LM7824

24

27–38

Typical Connection is very simple:

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Couple decoupling capacitors (between 10 uF and 47 uF) are required on the input (V-IN) and output (V-OUT) connected to ground.

There are negative voltage regulators that work the same way. They are marked as LM79xx.

9 Comments:

  1. IT’s one of the most famous regulator IC to make the ripple in wave form smooth.when u convert AC to DC u need to use like this IC to regulate the voltage and current.78 mean that it works with + polarity and 05 means it produce +5 volts for u regulated and without ripple.if u want to have the higher voltage u should use 7805,7806.7812,78XX……and for the negative polarity use 7905,7912,…
    79XX is positive type

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  5. Mohamed Alaa issa

    Thank you very much for this helpfull topic

  6. thx….helped a lot 🙂

  7. we require IC7805 Experiment to study load and line regulations for BSc Final year students

  8. M.Vasanth kumar,cbe

    thanks for this site for giving clear descriptive details

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