Basic 3.3v power supply / regulator

Not all Arduinos can supply the 3.3v that the NRF24L01+ needs directly. For example, the Nano only supplies 3.3v if powered via USB.

To get 3.3v from a power source (such as what you would use to power the Arduino, or the 5v output of the Arduino), all you need is a regulator and a capacitor. For this, I used a LD1117v33 ( (the LM1117v33 ( is pretty much equivalent) together with a 10uF capacitor.

Note the datasheets also specify a capacitor across Vin & Ground, according to some people (, it’s not always necessary (I’m using it without one).

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