Value of CAPACITOR to be used for 12v to 5v ( 7805 ) Voltage Regulator

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  1. dkny2020

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    i got problem in here .
    Where, for 12v voltage supply convert to 5v using 7805 Voltage Regulator.
    We all know that , there is a capacitor parallel at the input at output of the voltage regulator .
    As given in internet , 0.33uF and 0.1uF but i dont have such value with me.
    Is there any value that can be put in instead of that 2 values ?
     
  2. dl324

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    Welcome to AAC!
    Many values. With a regulated 12VDC input, you may not need a cap on the input. The 0.33uF is for ceramic, you could also use tantalum or electrolytic caps (but in the 2-22uF range). Some regulators don't require a cap on the output and I think 7805 is one of them.
     
  3. ErnieM

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    As people tend to copy other people's mistakes one should get design information from the device manufacturer via the data sheet.

    How about you list every single cap you have instead of everyone guessing what values you may have.
     
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  4. dkny2020

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    Thanks for this information , much helpful .
    but i think i need to look more on resources .
     
  5. dkny2020

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    i got your point Ernie , thanks for the advices .
    There is about 20 values of capacitor in here .
     
  6. dl324

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    This excerpt is from a National Semiconductor Voltage Regulator handbook and applies to most National regulators designed before 1980:
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  7. #12

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    It all boils down to, Read the datasheet for the regulator you have. There are so many combinations from several manufacturers that nobody can memorize all of them. Options like tantalum and electrolytic will be described in the datasheet for the regulator you are using.
     
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