Voltage regulator data sheet.

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  1. Shockmyselfsmart

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  2. t_n_k

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    Normally this is recommended where the regulator is a located a significant distance from the rectifier. It probably decouples induced noise and feedback at the input - thereby reducing the likelihood of noise or instability at the output.
     
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    Wow so if I dumb that down a bit = makes the output more stable? Is what I gather.
     
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    That's about it. Though perhaps I would say that including the capacitor makes it less likely that one would have an unstable output.
     
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    It doesn't give me a farad rating just a capacitor style. I know to pick one that can handle the voltage going into my input and maybe just go a bit higher to be safe. What farad should I use? Dose bigger = better? Is it more of how bad my input spikes are, what the regulator is powering, how lazy I am that day kind of thing?

    I did read the chapter about capacitors on this site.
     
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