74AHCT125 - Quad Level-Shifter (3.3V to 5V)

Connect 3.3V controllers such as the Raspberry Pi to 5V devices such as LED strips and pixels. This level shifter converts 3.3V signals to 5V.

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Last Updated: 05/29/2024





  • Quad Level Shifter
  • Converts signals from 3.3V to 5V
  • Useful for connecting between:
    • Raspberry Pi and 5V LED pixels (for this set Vcc to 5V)
    • Raspberry Pi and Arduino boards (for this set Vcc to 5V)
    • 3.3V Pro Micro & Teensy Boards and Arduino boards (for this set Vcc to 5V)
    • any 3.3V signal from a 3.3V board to a 5V board (for this set Vcc to 5V)
  • Supply Voltage (Vcc): 4.5 to 5.5V
  • Input Voltage 0 to 5.5V
  • Output Voltage: 0 to Vcc
  • Input Transition Rise or Fall Rate: 20 ns/V
  • Operating Temperature: -40 +125 °C


Raspberry Pi Wiring: (also see image above)

If you're using the 74AHCT125 level converter chip to control Neopixel-compatible LED Strips, wire up your Raspberry Pi as follows:

  • Pi GPIO18 to 74AHCT125 pin 1A
  • 74AHCT125 pin 1Y to NeoPixel-Compatible DIN
  • Power supply ground to 74AHCT125 ground
  • Power supply ground to 74AHCT125 pin 1OE
  • Power supply ground to Pi GND
  • Power supply ground to NeoPixel-Compatible GND
  • Power supply 5V to 74AHCT125 VCC
  • Power supply 5V to NeoPixel-Compatible 5V.


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