power supply help

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by slashonthenet, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. slashonthenet

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    Hello. I need help changing a 24vdc 6a power supply to a 5vdc 40ma to operate a 555 chip. any suggestions
     
  2. beenthere

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    It would probably be easier and lots cheaper to just get a 7 - 9 volt DC wall transformer and a 78L05 voltage regulator.
     
  3. t_n_k

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    I certainly agree with beenthere:

    However if you have the 24V supply at hand and are resolved to use it, you could build a small LM7805 regulator circuit:-

    http://cva.stanford.edu/classes/cs99s/datasheets/LM340.pdf

    As long as you keep the LM555 load circuit current to a conservative value say ~70mA max, you could probably get away with a TO-220 package without any heat sink (assuming a maximum ambient temperature of (say) 40 C and R thermal(J-A)=55 C/W ).

    If you are confident with electronics construction you make it something like this ..

    http://peterflemming.ca/flemmweb_current/schem/opamp_linear/7805.pdf
     
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