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how do i use a 7805 voltage regulator with 6 volts power supply? Answered

how do i use a 7805 voltage regulator with a 6 volts power supply?

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steveastroukBest Answer (author)2009-12-17

A 7805 needs to many volts to drop across it to work well at only 1 V differential. Try and find a "Low Drop Out" (LDO) regulator instead, like an LM2940-5

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seandogue (author)2009-12-17

By accepting that it will not regulate very well and that it will produce less than 5 V out

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