Pcb power supply

Hey guys,

Im certainly getting there with all this arduino stuff finally :) sorta clicks in after a while :p however im a little confused about my first pcb design.

I usally just power through usb or connect a dc supply right into the board itsself.

However this time i want to power the board through the vin pin And solder a dc jack to the pcb itsself.

QUESTION: Am i over thinking this and just need a dc jack running to a 10v regulator that then leads to the vin pin or am i having to start worrying about capacators?

Thanks guys

Why would you add another regulator when using Vin? Just route the power jack to Vin and use a supply that is in the range supported by your arduino model.

Why not skip the regulator, just use a 5V wallwart and bring 5V into the board: http://www.dipmicro.com/store/DCA-0510 http://www.dipmicro.com/store/KLDX-0202-A