The L78 series of three-terminal positive regulators is available in TO-220 packages and several fixed output voltages, making it useful in a wide range of applications. These regulators can provide local on-card regulation, eliminating the distribution problems associated with single point regulation. Each type embeds internal current limiting, thermal shut-down and safe area protection, making it essentially indestructible. If adequate heat sinking is provided, they can deliver over 1 A output current. Although designed primarily as fixed voltage regulators, these devices can be used with external components to obtain adjustable voltage and currents.
Output current up to 1.5 A Output Voltage 5v +/- 2% MAX
Thermal overload or Short circuit protection
Output transition SOA protection
2 % output voltage tolerance Guaranteed in extended temperature range
Operating junction temperature range -40 to 150 C