Introduction: 5 Volt Regulator

Picture of 5 Volt Regulator

Hi, this is a simple circuit for a 5 volt regulator with a input voltage from 8 to 12 volts.
just follow the circuit diagram and you"ll be fine.
(Sorry for the bad grammar, i`m from Holland)
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Step 1: Parts

Picture of Parts

The things you need:

1x TS7805 5 volt regulator
2x 1uf capacitor
1x power plug (or other connector)
1x 220 ohm resistor
1x Blue LED (I used a diffused one)
1x Mirco Switch
2x connector

*The LED, switch and two connectors are optional, make it how you want.
*You could even add a cooling van for higher voltages!

Follow the schematics  at the pictures and make sure it works on a breadbord if you have one before soldering it on a PCB.

Step 2: Using the Regulator

Picture of Using the Regulator

I use my regulator to power my breadboards!


obengeric (author)2015-06-12

oh yeah i got it

darkken (author)2015-02-17

Kan je mij uitleggen waarom de capacitors erbij zitten, ik heb deze schema's ook gezien zonder capacitors.

Mr_MdR (author)2014-10-15


I was wondering... what happens to the output voltage/current when the input voltage is 5v?

arnefl (author)2012-08-18

You will be quite dissapointed if you follow the schematic.

markie (author)arnefl2012-08-18

I see what`s wrong, the LED is placed wrong, it must be connected before the regulator :) Or isn't it?

mapmaker909. (author)markie2014-10-01

Yes, the led should be before the regulator.

arnefl (author)markie2012-08-18

No, it, and it's resistor must go from + plus to - minus, as it does on the upper drawing (which is correct)).

markie (author)arnefl2012-08-18

I see what you mean :) i will change it tomorrow, thank!s :)

ghostriderz (author)2012-11-07

Very good, just what I was looking for

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