Power Supply – How to Convert 9V DC to 5V

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What's a good way to reduce the output from a 9V battery to the 1.8V to 5V required by an ATmega328 controller? The context is a small robotics platform with low power requirements (very slow movement).

Best Answer

I would use a 7805 to get 5 volts simple circuit. Here is a image: 7805

idea: please make sure that caps are ceramic/polymer caps. The ceramic caps only have low ESR value. specially the right hand one.

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