Below is the circuit schematic of rectifier regulated power supply using 78XX voltage regulator IC. 78XX is a positive voltage regulator and available at different output voltages as 7805 for 5V, 7809 for 9V, 7815 for 15V etc. Hence you can implement power supplies for required voltages, that is 5V, 9V or 15V as you like. Solder this regulated power supply circuit on PCB and enclose it in a suitable case, definitely it will help you for future circuit projects.
- Step down transformer (1A, 230V or 110V primary secondary should be your choice like 6V, 9V etc).
- Diodes x 4 (1N4001 for low power 1N4007 for moderate power)
- Capacitor (470µF, 16V)
- Voltage regulator IC 78XX (Here we have used 7805)
- Circuit consists of 4 parts: Step down transformer, bridge rectifier, capacitor filter and voltage regulator IC.
- The transformer step downs the high voltage AC to a low voltage AC.
- During the positive half cycle of secondary voltage, diodes D2 and D3 are forward biased and diodes D1 and D4 are reverse biased, now the current flows through D2–>Load–>D3
- During the negative half cycle of the secondary voltage, diodes D1 and D4 are forward biased and diodes D2 and D3 are reverse biased Now the current flows through D4–>Load–>D1
- In both the cycles load current flows in same direction, hence we get a pulsating DC voltage across the points B-B’.
- The pulsating content are called ripples and a filter capacitor is used to remove the ripples from pulsating DC.
- When the instantaneous values of pulsating DC voltage increases, the capacitor gets charged up to peak value of the input.
- When the instantaneous values of pulsating DC voltage decreases, the stored voltage in the capacitor reverse biases the diodes D2 and D4. Hence it will not conduct, now capacitor discharges through the load. Then voltage across the capacitor decreases.
- During the next cycle, when the peak voltage exceeds the capacitor voltage, diode D2 or D4 forward biases accordingly, as a result capacitor again charges to the peak value. This process continues. Hence we get almost smooth DC voltage as shown.
- Then the filtered voltage is applied to the input of 7805 voltage regulator IC, it in turn regulates the voltage for line and load fluctuations.
Pin outs of Diode, Capacitor and 7805 IC
Use 6V secondary transformer and 7805 for 5V supply, 9V secondary transformer and 7809 for 9V supply.