Need to provide regulated 5v for LL circuit on a car's 11-14v electrical system

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elRey

Joined Feb 23, 2009
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I have a logic level circuit that I need to run of a car's electrical system that can vary from 11v to 14v. What's the simplest way to provide a regulated 5v source?

Thanks,
Rey
 

ke5nnt

Joined Mar 1, 2009
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Mouser is a good place to look for that part, only catch is shipping is flat rate by weight and you'll pay 24 cents for the part and then 8 bucks to have it delivered. If you can find one without outrageous shipping, that'd be better for you.

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I should note that this regulator can support 1 amp current draw without the use of a heat sink, and peak current of 2.2 amps*.


*These parameters, although guaranteed, are not 100% tested in production. (quoting the datasheet)
 
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elRey

Joined Feb 23, 2009
65
I don't know the current draw. It's a pwm circuit with a 556 and a 339 that drive a LL MOSFET.

I'm just north of Atlanta GA and I have a 7805 from Radioshack in hand. Do I hook it straight up or should a put caps between the pins? There's a Fry's local to me and a commerical/industrial electronics supply store a little further away (acksupply.com).
 

bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
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Hello,

There must be capacitors at the in and output of the 7805.
This is to prevent the 7805 from oscillating.



Greetings,
Bertus
 

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Wendy

Joined Mar 24, 2008
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The caps are also at RS. Other than that, you're good to go with that part up to an amp, though you may need to heat sink it (if you go over 50ma). You'll know if this is the case, just don't burn yourself.
 

Audioguru

Joined Dec 20, 2007
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Low dropout regulators are made for cars. They have reverse-polarity protection (sometimes a mechanic connects a new battery backwards) and high voltage input protection. I use the LM2931-5.0.
 

Wendy

Joined Mar 24, 2008
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Why would you need low dropout for a 5V regulator connected to a 12V system? :confused: The polarity reversal feature I understand, though a diode also works.
 
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