LT1083 power supply regulated 7.5A 1.25 to 30Volt

LT1083 module power supply 3D board

LT1083 power supply regulated 7.5A 1.25 to 30Volt. The LT1083 series of positive adjustable regulators are  designed to provide 7.5A  with higher efficiency than currently available devices. All internal circuitry is designed to operate down to 1V input-to-output differential and the dropout voltage is fully specifi ed as a function of load current. Dropout is guaranteed at a maximum of 1.5V  at maximum output current, decreasing at lower load currents. On-chip trimming adjusts the reference voltage to 1%. Current limit is also trimmed, minimizing the stress on both the regulator and power source circuitry under overload conditions. The LT1083 device are pin compatible  with older 3-terminal regulators. A 10μF output capacitor is required on these new devices. However, this is included in most regulator designs. Unlike PNP regulators, where up to 10% of the output cur-rent is wasted as quiescent current, the LT1083 quiescent current flows into the load, increasing efficiency.


  • Terminal Adjustable
  • Output Current of 3A, 5A or 7.5A
  • Operates Down to 1V Dropout
  • Guaranteed Dropout Voltage at Multiple Current Levels
  • Line Regulation: 0.015%
  • Load Regulation: 0.1%
  • 100% Thermal Limit Functional Test
  • Fixed Versions Available
  • Available in 3-Lead Plastic TO-220, TO-3P and DD Packages


  • High Efficiency Linear Regulators
  • Post Regulators for Switching Supplies
  • Constant Current Regulators
  • Battery Chargers

The LT1083 family of 3-terminal adjustable regulators is easy to use and has all the protection features that are  expected in high-performance voltage regulators. They are short-circuit protected, and have safe area protection as well as thermal shutdown to turn off the regulator should the junction temperature exceed about 165 °C.
These regulators are pin compatible with older 3-terminal adjustable devices, offer lower dropout voltage and more precise reference tolerance. Further, the reference stability with temperature is improved over older types of regulators. The only circuit difference between using the LT1083 family and older regulators is that this new family requires an output capacitor for stability.

The circuit design used in the LT1083 family requires the use of an output capacitor as part of the device frequency compensation. For all operating conditions, the addition of a 150μF aluminum electrolytic or a 22μF solid tantalum pin instantaneously shorted to ground, can damage occur.
A crowbar circuit at the input of the LT1083 can generate those kinds of currents, and a diode from output to input is then recommended. Normal power supply cycling or even plugging and unplugging in the system will not generate current large enough to do any damage.
The adjustment pin can be driven on a transient basis ± 25V, with respect to the output without any device degradation. Of course, as with any IC regulator, exceeding the maximum input to output voltage differential causes the internal transistors to break down and none of the protection circuitry is functional.

Although the devices maximum operating voltage is limited, (20V for a 3V, 5V device, and 25V for a 12V device) the devices are guaranteed to withstand transient input voltages up to 30V. For input voltages greater than the maximum operating input voltage, some degradation of specifications will occur. For input/output voltage differentials greater than 15V, a minimum external load of 5mA is required to maintain regulation.

Schematic of regulated power supply with adjustable CI LT 1083 by Linear Technologies

Lt1083 Power Supply Regulated 7.5A 1.25 To 30Volt

Suggested PCB mounting adjustable power supply LT1083

Lt1083 Module Power Supply Pcb Lt1083 Power Supply Regulated 7.5A 1.25 To 30Volt
Lt1083 Module Power Supply Pcb Layout Lt1083 Power Supply Regulated 7.5A 1.25 To 30Volt
Lt1083 Module Power Supply Pcb Silk Lt1083 Power Supply Regulated 7.5A 1.25 To 30Volt

BOM for assembling a regulated power supply

Last update: 08/23/2021 20:57

Part Value Description Quantity
C1 10.000µF/50V Electrolytic capacitor 1
C2, C5 100nF/50V Ceramic Capacitor 2
C3 22µF/35V Electrolytic capacitor 1
C4 470µF/50V Electrolytic capacitor 1
D1, D2, D3, D4 10A10 or equivalent Diode 1000V 10A 4
D5, D6 1N4004 Diode 2
IC1 LT1083CP or LT1084CT, LT1084IT, LT1085CT, LT1085IT, LT1085CM Low Dropout Positive Voltage Regulator 1
LED1 LED 5 mm Red LED 1
Resistors 1/4W
R1 5.6k Green, Blue, Red, Gold 1
R2 100/1W Brown, Black, Brown, Gold 1
P1 or P1A 10K (103) 10K potentiometer or multiturn trimpot 3296 2
CN1 AC Terminal block 2 pin 5.08 mm 1
CN2 OUT Terminal block 2 pin 5.08 mm 1
Solder, Wires, PCB, Box, etc.

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18 thoughts on “LT1083 power supply regulated 7.5A 1.25 to 30Volt”

  1. has anyone attempted to build this on a perforated circuit board? I’m having a hard time figuring the layout of the components without intercepting vias.

      • Indomitus, thank you for sharing your opinion about the layout of the LT1083 power supply. It’s important to consider different perspectives when it comes to circuit design. However, without further details or specific reasons for your assessment, it’s difficult to fully understand your concerns.

        In response to Haris’ question about using a transformer with 220V to 2x35V (or 1x70V) for this power supply, it would be helpful to have more information about the specific electronic parts being used. Different components may have different voltage and current requirements, so compatibility is an important consideration.

        It’s also worth noting that the LT1083 is a versatile and widely used voltage regulator, capable of providing a regulated output voltage within a wide range. However, it’s always recommended to refer to the datasheet for the LT1083 and the specifications of the transformer and electronic parts to ensure compatibility and safe operation.

        If you have any specific concerns or suggestions regarding the layout or any other aspect of this power supply design, please feel free to share them.

  2. hi,

    could you give me information to download the circuit from this power supply, which transformer input do you use ?
    many thanks for your reply .
    Kind regards


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