Circuit lm317 adjustable voltage regulator power supply

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Circuit regulated power supply, adjustable from 1.2 to 30V/1.5A with the ic regulator lm317 use to substitute eliminator of piles and batteries in your circuits

This power supply uses the LM317T integrated circuit, which allows the output voltage to be varied between 1.2 and 30V with currents up to 1.5 Amps. To be used as a battery and battery eliminator in most applications.

Unlike complicated transistor sources, this is an excellent choice for anyone who wants an adjustable power supply with a current capacity of up to 1.5 amperes. The CI lm317 is low cost and can be found with facilities in electronics stores.
In the AC connectors you must connect a 24 volt transformer with a current capacity of at least 1.5 amperes.
The transformer that will determine the maximum voltage obtained at the output of the power supply, in this way you must choose a transformer that meets your needs.
To find out which transformer you need, make a simple account:
Tt = (Tm / 1.4142) + 2
Tt: Voltage in the Transformer
Tm: Maximum voltage
Example, I need an adjustable power supply up to 24V
Tf = (24 / 1.4142) +2 = 18.97
Then we will use a transformer with commercial value of 20VAC.

For other calculations see this calculator for Windows

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The bridge rectifier bridge accepts equivalents from 2A / 200V, such as RS207, KBL404, KBL405, KBL406, KBL407, MDA970A5, FBU4D, FBU4F, FBU4G, KBP304, KBP305, KBP306, KBP307, Ts4b05g, Kbu808.

Schematic Lm317 adjustable voltage regulator

lm317 variable voltage circuit schematic

Modifications to the power supply circuit with lm317t
To fine voltage adjustment use a 220Ω potentiometer in series with the potentiometer of 4.7k.
Connect a voltmeter to the output to determine the voltage. Or use the multimeter.
You can use this source with fixed voltage, to power certain equipment, example 17.8 volts per 1 Ampere.
You can use 2 or 3 LM317 to increase current capacity up to 4 amps use resistors of 0.22Ω 10 W at the output of each lm317.

Suggestion for printed circuit board for power supply lm317

lm317 variable voltage regulator PCB
lm317 variable voltage PCB

Part list

R11.8k 1W
R2220 –
C13300µF – Capacitor Electrolytic
C2, C5100nF – Capacitor Ceramic
C310µF – Capacitor Electrolytic
C6100µF – Capacitor Electrolytic
B1KBL406 (600V/4A) or equivalent
D11N4004 – Diode
IC1LM317T – Voltage regulator adjustable positive
ACTerminal block connector 2 screws – AC input
DCTerminal block connector 2 screws – DC output
LED1Red Led 5mm
POT4.7K – Single potentiometer
Printed Circuit Board, Welding, Wires, Transformer according to design, Box, Heat sink for Lm317, etc.

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9 thoughts on “Circuit lm317 adjustable voltage regulator power supply”

  1. I cannot find a 4.7k potentiometer
    I only have 5k and 10k
    So what if I replace R2(220) so that I can use one of them instead?
    Will it work?
    //if ‘yes’ then how?

  2. Good day
    Thank you for this circuit. I made everything exactly like this one, except I used a GBL206 rectifier. I use a 18v transformer. My problem is that when I turn it on, the led does not come on, and the resistor R2 burns. I think the lm317 is also shorted now. How many watts should R2 be, or what am I doing wrong? Also checked for shorts.
    Thanks again


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