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What will happen if 3 terminal regulator is continuously used with VIN?

Latest Updated:11/01/2006

Question:

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

Answer:

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. Also note that there is little margin of the input voltage of absolute maximum rating.
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