- Joined Apr 16, 2010
The National Semiconductor datasheet shows a .01 μF cap on the output of the LM78L05 regulator but shows a .1 μF cap on the output of the LM7805. The datasheets show them both as somewhat optional. I have a circuit that uses a LM7805 which I plan to replace with a LM78L05. Do you think that National really intended to use two different value caps for these two devices or is the value (.1 vs .01) not really that important?