WHXX Switch mode LM78XX replacement

Voltage Regulators, Linear Vs Switchmode

Voltage regulators come in two main flavours, linear and switchmode (DC-DC). The output of a linear regulator is always lower than the input, this may only be by a couple of hundred millivolts depending on the regulator, but will always hold true.A switchmode regulator can have an output that is higher than the input (boost…

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