By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. If You want the schematic , send me a mail adres. The value of R3 divided into 1. Power Storage for Renewables: A constant current circuit can also be used as a current limiter. For the LM to regulate properly it must have adequate supply voltage to allow for the sum of the voltage drops in the circuit. Understanding series circuits and voltage drops will help with this subject.

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The battery’s voltage decreases as it drains. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

LM317 Constant Current Source for Lighting LEDs

The CC driver compensates for that. The voltage across R will be adjusted to a specific value about 1.

Posted by consfant in forum: Hi, I have tried this circuit by simulation cjrrent working fine, but when I am trying practically either lm gets heated up or gets fired. The total voltage drop across the 3 LEDs equals However, at high currents and over temperature, the 1. The output constant current is around Jul 17, 22, 1, So if your LED requires 3V then your regulation will start to fail at around 6.


R7 provides a bit of hysteresis feedback.

LED Driver using and LM – Digital Lab

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The input voltage keeps rising and now the output voltage is 7v. Sure, and you said so explicitly up front.

LM constant current source circuit design – Circuits DIY

While designed as a variable voltage regulator, it will double as a stable constant current source. Learn how your comment data is processed. The downside is the LM can only source 10mA. This will be the voltage across the LM times the current:. The 10 ohm resistor produces and current output of mA. Simply stated, the value of the resistor must be selected such that with the desired current through the LED and the resistor, since they’re in series the voltage across the resistor – Vref – will be 1.

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Note the LM will get hot – and voltage not dropped by the load will be dropped by the pass transistor, LM etc. There are graphs in the datasheet which indicate costant typical voltage drop vs current and temperature.


As 3 rises the Darlington transistor will turn on … … turning on the second transistor. The LED will have 3.

LM317 constant current source circuit design

It should be noted that this circuit is horrible for battery use as it has ‘headroom’ of 1. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. LM as constant current, gang? The resistor bank is eight Ohm carbon film resistors in parallel, around Briefly in a series circuit the current through all series components is the same, while the sum of the voltage drops across each series component will add back to the source voltage.

The next constant current source will be a variable type, 4 selectable ranges, 1 A, mA, mA, 10 mA, stay tuned! So basically its just a voltage divider at the output with LED being the lower resistor in the divider, and the Wire to the ADJ pin doesn’t get affected as its already constant.