Filter caps for 78L33 when used with walwart?

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spinnaker

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I will have a 5V wall wart supplying a 78L33. Will I need both the typical input and output filter caps on the 78L33?
 

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spinnaker

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Yes, I would include them.

Thanks.

How would I determine the proper values of those caps? I see nothing in the datasheet that addresses that subject. At least nothing the is sticking out for me.

Input voltage 5V limited ripple (or so I assume)

Output 3.3V.

My project should not require much more than 150ma.
 

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panic mode

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in that case i would add 0.1 uF ceramics before and after, close to regulator. btw. 78Lxx is rated for 100mA only. also dropout voltage is 2V so it is unrealistic to use this regulator when input voltage is only 5V, this would need LDO
 

ScottWang

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The 5V is too low for 78L33(see page 6) to get 3.3V, the info you need post below:

L78L33_VinAndVout.png

Maybe you can use 3 1N4001~4007 in series from 5V to 3.3V device.
 

panic mode

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But I have 78l33s in stock and I don't have LM3940s .
then you need to use higher supply voltage. 78xx regulators are not low dropout devices. they need at least 2-2.5V difference between supply and output to do their job. for 3.3V output you need (at least) 3.3+2=5.3V which may work for few selected units. it would be better to add another 0.5V.

and as mentioned before your current draw exceeds 78Lxx limits.
 
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spinnaker

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Hello,

As @panic mode said, the drop-out voltage may give troubles.
Better use a LD1117V33 low drop regulator.

Bertus

I will likely go the LDO route. I don't think those 78L33s will provide enough current for my project anyway.

Thanks for the tip on LD1117V33. A lot cheaper than LM3940. And the LM3940 seems to be really particular on ESR of the output cap.

I see nothing in the datasheet on recommendations for caps for the LD1117V33. Just use a 100nf and 10uf as shown in the sheet?

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spinnaker

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Yes. They're shown because they're needed.

I know they are needed. I need to know If I can use values as shown in the sample schematic. and if I need to be concerned with ESR. The LM3940 seems to be very particular on ESR. I want to make sure it is not the same for this device.
 
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