Battery eliminator circuit

john December 14, 2009 25 Comments


Here is the circuit diagram of a battery eliminator circuit that can be used as a replacement for 9V PP3 batteries. The circuit given here can be used to power any device that operates from a 9V battery. The transformer T1 steps down the mains voltage and bridge D1 performs the job of rectification. Capacitor C1 is a filter. IC LM317T is the regulator here. The value of R1, R2 and R3 are so selected that the output voltage of IC1 will be steady 9 volts.

Circuit diagram.

battery eliminator circuit


  • Assemble the circuit on a good quality PCB.
  • Transformer T1 can be a 230V primary, 9V secondary, 1.5A step down transformer.
  • If 1A Bridge is not available, then make one using four 1N 4007 diodes.
  • Do not connect loads that consume more than 1.5A to this circuit.
  • A heat sink is recommended for IC1.
  • Rod. Oliveros
    November 14, 2014

    Sir, do you have a simple electronic circuit diagram for (NVH) Noise Vibration Harness tools? i.e noise catcher,noise analyzer or similar. that i might be use for diagnoses of squeaking, rattling and knocking?

    Thank you.


  • Ms. NISHA
    May 5, 2014

    Dear Sir , i need help by asking , have car stero battery eliminator 6 amp ,12amp ,,,,can i charge a car battery with it ? if yes how ?
    2. i have a desktop computer UPS 600VA microtek, can i charge my car battery with it ? if yes how ?
    car battery specification is 12V , 35 AH
    pls reply my query, i shall be very thankful for the reply .

    • Seetharaman
      May 6, 2014

      Check the output voltage of the power pack it should be regulated 14.4 volt s if so. you can use it for charging provided if the power pack can supply 7 amps max at 14.4 volt.

  • shihab
    June 14, 2013

    i need the circuit diagram of overcharge protector and charge meter of 6v battary

  • junaid
    May 13, 2013

    in this 1a bridge what voltage i used
    1>>* Forward Current: 1A
    * Repetitive Peak Reverse Voltage (Vrrm): 600V
    * Forward Voltage (Vf): 1.1V
    * Peak Forward Surge Current (Ifsm): 50A
    * Reverse Leakage Current (Ir): 5uA

    2>>* Forward Current: 1A
    * Repetitive Peak Reverse Voltage (Vrrm): 200V
    * Forward Voltage (Vf): 1.1V
    * Peak Forward Surge Current (Ifsm): 50A
    * Reverse Leakage Current (Ir): 5uA

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  • sangeeta rani
    December 12, 2012

    i want a circuit diagram of battery eleminetor ranging from 1.5 to it works and uses

  • Arjun
    December 8, 2012

    Is it work in 3.7v battery?

  • KRN
    October 2, 2012

    why use lm317 if lm7809 can do this without any resistor no need to do math ?

    • Seetharaman
      April 25, 2013

      With LM317 you can set any voltage from 1.25 to 35 volt as per your requirement. With 7809 you can manipulate only from 9 to 32 volt.

  • April 8, 2012

    “what is battery”

  • December 25, 2011

    what a ckt diagram

  • Luiz Gustavo
    November 30, 2011

    Can anyone please say what’s the name os this software (the software on this image) >>
    I need it, i really want to download it.
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  • Isaac
    November 29, 2011

    P.S The batteries are sealed lead acid.To run my electric skateboard.

  • Isaac
    November 29, 2011

    Hello Sir,I need a led meter to see my battery situation.My battery pack is made from 4 12v 7A batteries.Each 2 in series and than 2 and 2 in parallel to get 24v 14A.Thank you.

  • seetharaman
    October 11, 2011

    Jagadish your requirement in this projec is not clear.

  • jagadish
    October 7, 2011


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  • seetharaman
    June 28, 2011

    Hi Anish you can use a rotary switch to have step variation. if you want a continuously variable power supply. replace R1 and R3 combination with a variable rheostat (a potentiometer connect one end to center tap, hence only two connection used as a variable resistance) of value 2.5K connected with 3K in parallel. The output will be variable between 1.25 to 9 volts. please go through datasheet of national semiconductors.

  • seetharaman
    June 28, 2011

    It is a pack of layer cells hence the battery manufacturers have given power pack type 3. (PP3). Like A AA AAA B C D type cells.

  • Anish
    June 27, 2011

    So, Can i use these resistances connected to a rotatory switch?.
    By the way, i want to know what PP3 mean why the name PP3.?

  • seetharaman
    June 27, 2011

    Hi Anish PP3 is 9volt energizer pack – layer battery with snap on connectors, used in most digital multimeters.
    R2 is 220 ohms for 1.25 volt reference. R1 in parallel with R3 to be calculated each voltage. [(Voltage out put required – 1.25 Volt) / 1.25] X 220. For 3 volt it should be 308 ohms, For 4.5 572 ohms. for six volts 836 ohms, for 9 volt 1364 ohms. These are values if ref is 1.25volt. due to its tolerance you may have little variation in the value. Use nearby preferred values for these resistances. 300, 560, 820, 2nos 2.7K in parallel. etc

  • Anish
    June 26, 2011

    Dear sir,
    is there a way to make this circuit work as a variable eliminator? i.e providing 3,5,9 volts.
    And what is the expansion of PP3 in pp3 batteries

  • ravikumar
    April 11, 2010

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  • sumit dhiman
    December 13, 2009

    diodes in rectifier are connected in reverse polarity..check it out.

    • admin
      December 14, 2009

      yes you are right.I have corrected the circuit diagram. pls have a look.
      thanks for pointing the error

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