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LM7806 - 6V Voltage Regulator IC

The LM78XX series of voltage regulators are commonly used in various electronics appliances and projects. LM7806 IC comes in the family and provides a fixed regulated output of 6V DC for a variable input voltage range of 8 - 25V DC.


Features and Specifications

This section mentions some of the features and specifications of the 7806 IC.

  1. Input Voltage range: 8V to 25V
  2. Output Voltage: 5.75V(min) - 6.25V(max)
  3. Output Current: 1A
  4. Peak current: 2.2A
  5. Operating Temperature : 0 to +125 C
  6. Polarity: Positive


Note: More technical information can be found in the LM7806 Datasheet, linked at the bottom of this page.


LM7806 Pinout Configuration

The IC comes in compact packaging with 3 pins for input/output and ground pins. The table below can be referred to understand the pin configuration of the IC.

Pin Number

Pin Type

Pin Description



Positive Input Voltage






Positive Output Voltage

LM7806 Pin Configuration


Typical Application Circuit of the 78XX Voltage Regulator

The circuit shown below is a typical application circuit of the 7806 IC. The circuit includes a power source, two capacitors, and the voltage regulator IC.

LM7806 Application Circuit

As we can observe through the voltage probes, when an input voltage of ~12V is provided through the 7806 IC, the output voltage we obtain is 6V DC. The image below represents all the internal circuit components of the regulator IC.

LM7806 Voltage Regulator Circuit

The application circuit shown above also consists of two ceramic capacitors. Ceramic capacitor C1(0.33uF) is used to deal with the problems of input impedance, whereas the capacitor C2(0.1uF) is used to provide a stable output voltage. Ceramic capacitors are used here because they are faster than the electrolytic capacitors.



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Available Packages 




Here are some of the applications of the 7806 IC.

  1. Remote control cars
  2. Toys
  3. Current Limiter for certain applications
  4. Regulated Dual Supply
  5. Phone chargers
  6. Power distribution circuits


2D Model and Dimensions

Below is the 2D model of the voltage regulator IC along with its dimensions in inches(millimeters). The following information can be used to design the custom footprints and be used for PCB designing and CAD modelling.

LM7806 Dimensions

Component Datasheet

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