Dual Polarity Regulated Power Supply circuit with IC 78xx/79xx






Dual Polarity Regulated Power Supply circuit diagram
This is a regulated power supply circuit with dual polarity output. There are 3 output that are (+) voltage, (0) Grounding, and (-) voltage. The current output max about 0.3-0.5 A. IC 78xx is used as positive voltage regulator while IC 79xx is used as negative voltage regulator.

You need center tapped (CT) transformer 0.5-1A for this circuit. Use transformer voltage output refer to your need. For example, if you need 12v output, you should connect J1 to 15v transformer output, J2 connected to 0v and J3 connected to another 15V.

About Power Supply
A power supply is a device that supplies electrical energy to one or more electric loads. The term of "power supply" is most commonly applied to devices that convert one form of electrical energy to another, though it may also refer to devices that convert another form of energy (e.g., mechanical, chemical, solar) to electrical energy.
A power supply may be implemented as a discrete, stand-alone device or as an integral device that is hardwired to its load. In the latter case, for example, low voltage DC power supplies are commonly integrated with their loads in devices such as computers and household electronics. More explanation about power supply can be found at wikipedia.org

This is the tutorial about "How to build an AC to DC power supply ". The video tutorial covers the basics of diodes, bridge rectifiers, and how to build simple unregulated AC to DC power supplies than can handle a few mA up to several Amps.

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