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What will happen if 3 terminal regulator is used with higher than recommended VIN?

Latest Updated:11/01/2006


What will happen if the 3-terminal regulator is continuously used with VIN higher than the recommended condition?


The regulator will not break down as long as the absolute maximum rating is not exceeded. However, the voltage difference between input and output increases and therefore, consideration must be given to a temperature rise. Take precautions that the input voltage never exceeds the absolute maximum rating.
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