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in where do I find and how do I tell if it is a 5v regulator? Answered

I need to find a five v regulator(7805) for a portable 9v battery charger and i cant go out and buy one. can someone tell me in what device i can find a resistor(specifically 5v).  And i need to know how to tell if it is a 5V Regulator. heres one i found.. does it look like a 5v?
                                                                                                                              


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Dread_Neck

8 years ago

UPDATE! UPDATE! I bought the stuff at radio shack and a switch. now all i need is a soldering iron....

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kelseymh

8 years ago

"I can't go out and buy one." Um. At 45 cents (US) a pop, they're about half the price of a candy bar.

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ljarrald

8 years ago

is that a hp g70 laptop?/Compaq alternative

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ljarraldDread_Neck

Reply 8 years ago

haha. i have this laptop. biggest waste of money ever. this is how it's ended up: hope to re design the lid out of perspex soon. will make an instructable

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Dread_Neckljarrald

Reply 8 years ago

its my sisters. what the heck did you do?

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ljarraldDread_Neck

Reply 8 years ago

the plastics around the back of the screen that also holds the hinges was poorly made and the bits that the hinges screw into competeley snapped off. cheepest replacement was £80. forget that. im usin wood!

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kelseymh

8 years ago

Edit your text and the title to correct it to what you've just figured out. Then look carefully at it to see if you can make out a part number -- they're usually printed in white on the black body of the piece. That's the number you want to put into a Google search to get the specs (for maximum current).

You'll be able to buy a replacement at RadioShack or any local electronics hobby shop, or online from places like Jameco, Digikey, etc.

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NachoMahmakelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

.  If you are looking for a 5V regulator, then look for "7805" or "7905" in the part number. There may be a letter between 78/79 and 05, eg, LM78M05. Should be able to salvage them from most computers and peripherals.

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Dread_NeckTool Using Animal

Reply 8 years ago

I know someone who got one from a PS 1. I don't have one but i have some old cell phones and electronics.

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Dread_NeckTool Using Animal

Reply 8 years ago

Well, im making something for my mp3 player. OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH Its a regulator!!!!! I still need help identifying a 5V REGULATOR and were to find one. Could i get it in an old PS 1.

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kelseymhDread_Neck

Reply 8 years ago

Whoever told you that was either mocking you or had no idea what they were talking about. Resistors are measured in ohms (the SI unit of resistance), they also have ratings in watts (the SI unit of power), which specifies the maximum power (product of voltage and current) you can put through them.

Perhaps you're thinking of a capacitor? They are measured in units of farads (typically micro- or picofarads), and also have a voltage rating, indicating the maximum voltage they can sustain when fully charged.

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Dread_Neckkelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

Well, im making something for my mp3 player. OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH Its a regulator!!!!! I still need help identifying a 5V REGULATOR and were to find one. Could i get it in an old PS 1.