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0-60V Dual Variable power supply circuit using LM317&LM337

If you want a Dual Variable power supply circuit that covers the most appliances. This circuit may be what you are looking for.  With the following features.
1. On signal mode—can supply DC voltage of 0V to 60V.
2. On Dual rail mode—Can provide DC dual variable on positive, negative and ground, are +/- 0-30 volts.
3. Can supply current out the maximum of about 1.5 A.
4. Use the most popular IC are LM317T and LM337. So, do not worry about finding the devices, and it is certainly easy.

Before construction, we should learn the properties of important devices, regulator IC.

Choosing Regulator IC
The regulator IC is used to regulates DC voltage. Which in this circuit, we use an IC number of LM317T for the positive voltage and the LM337 circuit for the negative voltage. Both ICs have the same features. Just only it is the different polarity. Thus, describes specific number LM317T only.

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Figure1: 0-60 volt DC variable power supply circuits using LM317&LM337

The LM317T is the adjustable regulator IC, can adjust the output voltage of 1.25V  to 37V.  There are 3 pins and body is the same as the regulated IC,  7805.

But it can provide to 1.5 A and gets input voltage of 3V to 40V.  It is easy to apply and these features have advantages more than regular IC 78xx series a lot.

In addition, Internal the LM317 has the full protection, the short-circuit protection, input over the voltage protection, overload protection. Another interesting feature is the elimination the ripple.

The output voltage (Vo) determined from the formula.
Vo =1.25{1+(R2/R1)}

The R1 is the resistance constant from 120 Ohms to 240 Ohms. We can adjust resistor-R2 from a minimum value (0 ohms) to the value as we want. If R2 is 0 ohms minimum output the voltage of about 1.25V.

Making LM317 start at 0 volts

In electronic circuits require a constant voltage. The output voltage of LM317T may not need to reduce to 0V.  However, in the experiments, we may be necessary to start the voltage at 0V.

Which IC LM317T has this weakness. The minimum output voltage across between Adj and the ground is  1.25V.

But here is how you can make the output is 0V, it is easy to do that.

By creating a reference voltage is lower than the zero 1.25V.  It is  -1.25V.  Then, take this voltage to  the Adj. So you can adjust the output voltage to 0V.

The negative voltage regulated IC, LM337Tis similar to LM317.  If the Adj connects to ground, get lowest output voltage is -1.25V.

Which if you want to adjust the output voltage is 0V. You need to connect Adj of LM337 with the positive reference voltage, +1.25V.

How Dual variable circuit works

In figure 1 is this complete circuit. The Diodes D1-D4 are rectifier ACV from 24 volts of transformer into DCV of about 33V, in both positive and negative voltage.
The capacitor C1 and C4 are a voltage filter from the bridge diodes to smooth.

The R1, D5, and D6 are made the reference voltage of +1.25 volts to the LM337T to adjust the voltage to start at 0V.

The R3, D10, and D11 make voltage -1.25V to LM317T. It can also adjust the beginning voltage is 0V.

The D7, D8, and D12, D13 protects voltage backward voltage from the output. Which may make IC Which may cause damage to the IC.

The C2 and C5 are connected to reduce the noise signal that from adjustable the potentiometer (VR1, VR2) and makes the voltage at the output to smooth up.

Judicially built and tested before applications
This project has a few amounts of devices. We can assemble onto the perforated board. You need to check and check the circuit for error. When you are sure all the wires and components are installed correctly.

After examining successfully assemble the devices. Then, try to apply AC power. If everything is not wrong. Hold the DC voltmeter measure the positive output. And then Rotate VR1, you can read the voltage from 0-30 volt.

If everything is correct, then move the lead of the meter to measure the negative. And then adjust the VR2, you can read voltage from 0-30 volts.

Everything is ready for applications. However, if the malfunction, disconnect the transformer. Then looking for the error.

Building Dual Variable power supply circuit

This project is not used many components so can assemble on the universal PCB board. But can make a Single-sided PCB layout as Figure 2. And see the wiring and various components layout can view the example in Figure 3. But be careful the polarity of the electrolytic capacitors and Diodes and both IC1-LM317, IC2-LM337 correctly and hold proper the heatsink.

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Figure 2 The Single-sided PCB layout

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Figure 3 The components layout of this projects

FAQ
The LM317T is positive voltage regulator ICs that low watts because are the plastic case or TO-220 model.
The LM317K is higher watts because of the metal case TO-3 model.
The LM337T is negative voltage regulator ICs in TO-220 model.

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This Post Has 42 Comments

  1. Your drawing was completely wrong ! How could both output marked as V+ ??
    D14 anode side output should be V-
    Did this silly mistake nobody checked it out before posted ?

  2. can somebody check the diagram if its correct,.. please, i was supposed to make this p.s but i just had read that comment… please somebody check..

  3. Hi,Lee26 Loo

    Ohh.. I must apologize for the error.
    You are very kind that please tell me.
    I modified successfully.

  4. I tried to assemble this circuit but nothing happends ,I dont know why , all my connections are correct..

    can you give me some idea admin?

  5. i tried this one but no output comming out

  6. did anyone tried this circuit???

  7. I’m sorry.
    All circuits, I gathered from the book, which I have not tried this before, it may be a errors.

    D14 to be correct, Pin V-successfully modified.

  8. Just finished a version of this. added 4 power transistors for extra current. It works great, but I think I need to add current limiting before i call it a done project. Thanks for the concept.

  9. Can you reduce the output voltage to 25 V?

  10. I want to construct 0 to 12volt dc power supply that can suplly up to 100Ampere. How can I achieve this task using all the components listed above?

  11. I will be expecting your repply.

  12. I want construct variable power supply in which both the current and voltage can be varied.Please How is this possible

  13. I have build the 0-60v variable power supply above but only the positive part is varying while the negative remains constant.I don’t know what is wrong please I need urgent assistance.

  14. Hi do you know how to make 0-18 volts 2amp power supply?

  15. hey i should mirror the pcb layout then print or what?? please reply

  16. I think for get more current (more than 1A) u can use parellel circuits given above.But you have to make sure about R1,R2 values and all parellal values should be varied in the same time

  17. Is the 1.5 amp per side, 3 amps total? or 1.5 amps total?

  18. Pl ,give me the correst circuit.

  19. Can we increase the value of R1 and R3 to decrease the current

  20. Hi Jawaaz,
    Thanks for your feedback.
    Yes, you can.

  21. Hi

    Is there a difference between lm317t and lm317h? The multisim that l am currently using, do only have lm317h.

  22. Hi Angel,
    Thanks for your feedback.
    The LM317T is positive voltage regulator ICs that low watts because is plastic case or TO-220 model.
    The LM317K is higher watts because metal case. TO-3 model.
    The LM337T is negative voltage regulator ICs in TO-220 model.

  23. Awesome design. I have been looking to make a 60 volt power supply for a few days now. Any tips on a household outlet that uses 120V?

  24. can i request a circuit diagram of an automatic variable voltage power supply from 0 to 6 volts 30 amp with an input of 12 volts dc. The power goes up automatically once the switch is turn on in just about 15 to 20 seconds. it must be an escalating power. Thank you so much if you could help me with this!

  25. Hi,

    I used LM317 (normal).
    Work fine!!! 0 to 30V 1.3 Amp.
    Great

  26. I liked your design. It would make a nice low-current lab supply.

    However your post is hard to read. For example, “The price you deny difficult.” What the heck does that mean? I assume English may not be your native language. You should get someone to edit your posts before putting them up on your website. Nothing personal.

    1. Hello, Tom
      Thanks a lot for your feedback. I am trying to rewrite the post. I hope my English grow up.

  27. Hi,
    I based my circuit on your design and I used a 5k six-pin potentiometer to adjust the voltage however I want but my problem is that the value between ground and negative is different from the value I get between ground and positive. I designed it so that they should have the same value. What do you think my error is?

  28. Its not a lot of difference but still, I want them to have the same value.
    Do you need me to send you a copy of my design?
    I would be really grateful if you could somehow respond to my question.
    Thank you.

  29. Hey Can you tell me is this circuit worked for anyone? I have tried twice but my voltage is remaining constant and it is not regulating.

  30. I want to build the circuit and i want to put a LED as indicator, where can i put the Led?

  31. im getting confused on where exactly do i need to put the two ic’s i might connect it the other way around, can someone help me identify which ic goes on what side. thaaaaankyou!

  32. I’ve tried building this twice and it worked like a charm! I’ve tried messing with the pot to get a 35V output on both positive and negative!

  33. I had similar idea looking for a diy 0-60V 5A output power supply.
    The simplicity of your schematic has helped me a lot and the 4 diodes ladder to achieve 0 V is brilliant.
    The only defect of the schematic is to have to use 2 potentiometers to adjust V+ and V+ to obtain (by add) the desired Vout.
    I put you this eBay live item of a special stereo 5K potentiometer with which turning 1 single axis you can simetrically vary V+ and V- at the same time:
    141509282505

  34. sir,
    I’m apply this circuit veritable volte 0-60v 30Ampere fixed current, so what I do????
    plz teal me.
    you give me 1 circuit a lot of good for me

  35. Do you test it???.
    I did the circuit as per your diagram. Positive supply perfectly varied, I mean perfectly working but negative side not varied properly as positive side. Negative side going down in variation up to -24 volt to -25 volt. It is not going down to 0volt or -1.25 volt. Please recheck your diagram and give me solution.

  36. Do you test it???.
    I did the circuit as per your diagram. Positive supply perfectly varied, I mean perfectly working but negative side not varied properly as positive side. Negative side going down in variation up to -24 volt to -25 volt. It is not going down to 0volt or -1.25 volt. Please recheck your diagram and give me solution.
    If I want to adjust current with this circuit then what I will Do?? ???

  37. Hullo, I would like a circuit diagram of your LM317T/LM337T power supply but I find I am unable to print out your very helpful project. Can you send me a copy of it please? Mike.

  38. How is this going to put out 60 Volts?

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