What's the difference between LM7805 and LM7805CV ??

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  1. jwilli

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    Apr 21, 2009
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    I have been searching everywhere for this answer. I am looking at two different voltage regulators- LM7805 and LM7815.

    What is the difference between the LM7805 and LM7805CV???? Also, what makes the LM78L05 any different?

    The same goes for LM7815...
     
  2. SgtWookie

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    A 7805 is a fixed 5v regulator
    A 7815 is a fixed 15v regulator.
    Usually, the letter suffix indicates the package type; "C" usually denotes a TO-220 package.

    Determine the regulator's manufacturer, and download their datasheet to be certain.
     
  3. jwilli

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    Thank you. Is there any difference with a LM78L05 and LM7805? I think I may have heard somewhere that the polarity is reversed.
     
  4. SgtWookie

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    The 78L05 is good to 100mA.
    The 78M05 is good to 500mA.
    The 7805 is good to 1A.
    Datasheets are your friends. :)
     
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