It's been awhile...anyone know what MF dropping diode i'd need to drop 12v to 5v?
By Ripple, I meant that the 5VDC will not be 100% 5VDC if the aft cap is not applied accordingly to the draw. You may only have 4.3VDC, which might cause your device not to operate as expected. Just trying to save you a headache as to why your volt meter might read 5VDC(no load) and then when you connect your device and it doesn't want to power on.whoa, not worried about ripple effects, blackholes, or load times...
I'm just trying to eliminate an AC adapter to run a 5v dc unit.
Radio shack these days help is not a word used there. No one there even has a clue as to what is in the drawers anymore..You could also look at using an LM317, which has a 1.5A guaranteed current output rating. The only thing is that it's slightly more involved... You'll need to pay attention to the datasheet and do some simple calculations to find the resistors which will set your output to the desired voltage.
Not too hard though and easy to find at Radio Shack locally.
:lol: Yea, RS is kinda pathetic...Radio shack these days help is not a word used there. No one there even has a clue as to what is in the drawers anymore..
i'll check it out and report back.. is there a guide to show which pins are what etc...