steve at radiorobots.com
Sat Jun 9 19:23:18 CDT 2007
A number of three terminal regulators exhibit problems if capacitances
they see on their input and/or output are wrong.
Brent Hilpert wrote:
>While conversing with another list member about some old components, I was
>reminded of hearing somewhere that there was a nasty failure mode of
>the LM309K 5V regulator (it being the (or one of the) first integrated 5V
>regs) which might make it somewhat undesirable for current use.
>I don't want to declare that there is such a problem - it's a vague
>second-hand rumour to me - so can anyone confirm or elaborate on this?
>I've never personally run across problems with them..
>A 76 Moto databook indicates it has those nice things like short-circuit
>protection and thermal-overload protection.. ..another device perhaps?
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