This is the circuit diagram of current output multiplier designed for regulator IC LM78xx. By default, the regulator ID 78xx series will give maximum current output 1A – 1.5A. To increase the current output of this regulator, you may consider to build this circuit. The circuit is simple, easy built and inexpensive.
R1, R2 = 4.7 K
C1, C2 = 4700 uF / 16V
C3 = 47,000 uF / 35V
D1,D2, D3 = 1N5401 ( 3 Amp Diodes )
D4 & D5 – Light Emitting Diodes (LED)**
IC1, IC2 – 78xx series regulator IC ( 7805 for 5V, 7812 for 12V etc.)
Nothing critical here. Detail instruction: go to this page
- The original circuit source said that the diode is 1N4003 (3A diodes). That’s is a mistake, the correct diodes should be 1N5401. 1N4003 is 1A diode with higher voltage.
- Schottky diodes is recommended.