Adjustable Power Supply Using by LM317

Adjustable Power Supply Circuit Diagram

 Power Supply Circuit Diagram
For the LM317:
  • R2 = (192 x Vout) - 240, where R2 in ohms, Vout is in volts and must be at between 1.2 V and 35 V.
  • Vin should be at least 2.5V greater than Vout. Select a wall adapter with a voltage at least 2.5 V greater than your regulated output at full load
  •  Maximum output current is 1 A. Use proper heatsink for LM317 if it has to dissipate more than 1W.
  • The tab of the LM317 is connected to the center pin.
Equation for calculating the output voltage when R1 and R2 are known:

 Vout = 1.25V * (1 + R2/R1) + Iadj * R2

Where Iadj is typically in the range of 50 microamperes.


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