78XX is the family of linear voltage regulator integrated circuits. These are designed for postive voltage regulation and have just pin outs: voltage input, voltage output and ground.
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In this project, the regulated output generated at the output pin of the voltage regulator 78XX is increased by using resistors R1 and R2, 680 each, as shown in the voltage boost circuit . This combination works as a potential divider and therefore the combined voltage obtained is higher than that at the output pin of the regulator IC. Capacitor C3 (10uF) improves the ripple rejection of the regulator by preventing the ripple voltages from being amplified at the output of the regulator. Capacitor C1 (0.1uF) stiffens the output voltage and reduces output impedance.
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