Circuit regulated Linear power supply with LM317

lm317 regulated power supply circuit

Circuit regulated Linear power supply with LM317. Normally begin to learn about electronics power supply from the battery, for example, 9 volts, 1.5 volts, 6 volts etc. But there are disadvantages that when using battery power is discharged. I need to buy a new one. Consume more.
We should the DC power supply have a choice of AC voltage. Which it must provide an output voltage as usage often is 1.5volt, 3 volts, 4.5 volts, 6v, 9v, and the current is about 1 A.
When we view many circuit ideas, found that the as figure this below (number second the power supply projects in my life) have the best fit. We use a dc voltage regulator number LM317T is the heart of the circuit. Featured, is the constant voltage. Low noise. Almost equal to the voltage of the battery. And short-circuit protection as well.

How it works

  • When we pull power switch (S1) on, the AC-line voltage will pass through a fuse F1 and come to transformer T1 to reduce AC volts down to 12 volts
  • Then this current flow through the bridge diode model (D1-D4)-1N4001 to full wave rectifier as DC current and through C1 to filter current to smooth up and has C2 filter ripple signal before into LM317.
  • LED to display power on the circuit, with R1(2K) currents to reduce it.
  • The output voltage is determined by rotating a selector switch S2 a level voltage 1.5, 3, 4.5, 5, 6 and 9 volts respectively
  • C5 (10uF) control impedance and reduce a transient at output of IC1
  • C3 (10uF)- help to reduce the ripple before is amplified when the output voltage rise up.
  • C4 (0.1uF) reduce the ripple at output.
  • D5 and D6(1N4001) for protects IC1 from discharging of C3 and C5 respectively. In case, the input of IC1 is shorted.
  • The maximum output current about 1.5A depends on size of the transformer We should choose size of 2A., Or size 1A for those who want to 1A output current only.
Circuit Regulated Linear Power Supply Schematic

Suggestion of the printed circuit board to assemble the Eliminator Batteries for 1.5, 3, 4.5, 5, 6 and 9 Volt

Circuit Regulated Linear Power Supply With Lm317 Pcb
Circuit Regulated Linear Power Supply With Lm317 Pcb Component View
Circuit Regulated Linear Power Supply With Lm317 Pcb Component Silk

BOM  for assembling the battery eliminator circuit with Lm317 from 1.5 to 9 Volts.

Part Value
Resistors 1/4 Watt 5%
R1 100 — Brown, Black, Brown, Gold
R2 820 — Gray, Red, Brown, Gold
R3 1.8 — Brown, Gray, Gold, Gold
R4, R10 18 — Brown, Gray, Black, Gold
R5, R 120 — Brown, Red, Brown, Gold
R7 39 — Orange, White, Black, Gold
R8 82 — Gray, Red, Black, Gold
R9 220 — Red, Red, Brown, Gold
C1, C3 100n — Ceramic Capacitor
C2 2200µF/25V a 4700µF/25V — Electrolytic Capacitor
C4, C5 10µF/25V — Electrolytic Capacitor
D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6 1N4004 or equivalent – Rectifier Diode
IC1 LM317T — Adjustable Voltage Regulator
LED Red Led 5 mm
REG Voltage-regulated output connector.
AC Connector for the transformer
S 1×6 Switch
Solder, Wires, PCB, box, 12V/1.5A transformer, connectors, etc.

Download PDF files for this assembly – Copper side PCB, Component side, Silk, Pads, Schematic, LM317 Datasheet

Gerber added

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About the author blog author. Electronics technician for the technical school of Brasilia - Brazil. Interested in electronics, circuits and technology in general.

6 thoughts on “Circuit regulated Linear power supply with LM317”

  1. Se ve muy bueno lo voy a elaborar para la mesa de taller
    gracias por tomarse su tiempo para falicitarnos parte del trabajo de diseño exitos.


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