Switching Regulators are Pin Compatible
MEGA Electronics’ M78 0.5A and 1.0A switching regulators are suited to replace 78xx linear regulators and are pin compatible. With efficiencies up to 96 percent very little energy is wasted as heat, eliminating the need for heat sinks and reducing overall weight. The regulators include a thermal shutdown, short circuit protection with continuous automatic recovery and low ripple and noise. Normal operating temperatures are from -40°C to +85°C ambient and +100°C case temperatures of the fully encapsulated regulator. It is recommended for use as a stable source of DC output voltage from a wide input DC range such as from batteries.
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