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Tag archives for Power supply

Simple Microcontroller 5V DC Regulated Power Supply

In any electronic products or projects there is always a source of power for the system to work. This is called a power supply. The source of this power can come from different sources like the mains AC voltage, a battery or even from a renewable power source like a solar panel wind turbine or fuel cell to name just a few. The most common source of power is usually the mains AC, with this power, we need a transformer to convert the 220V 50Hz mains or the 120V 60Hz if you are living in the United States of America to a lower voltage required by the electronic circuit, this can be typically between 6V and 12V when 5V regulated DC is needed. In this article we are going to design a simple 5V DC power supply that can be used to power your Microcontroler projects using the 7805 voltage regulator.

Breadboard Regulated Power Supply 5V/3.3V

In any electronic product or project there is always a need for a source of power for the system to work. This is called a power supply. To get power hassle-free to the power lines of a breadboard can be a challenge, you will need a convenient and safe way to get either a regulated 5V DC or 3.3V DC depending on your application  on your breadboard power rails. In this project we are going to design step by step a simple  Breadboard power supply that takes power from a 6 to 15V DC power supply and outputs a selectable 5V or 3.3V regulated voltage using a switch. This board can be easily inserted into a breadboard using a .1" (0.254 cm) headers mounted on the bottom of the PCB. Pins labeled VCC and GND plug directly into the power lines of a breadboard.