Voltage Regulator

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A voltage regulator, also known as a step-down converter, is an electronic circuit that reduces the input voltage to a lower output voltage. For instance, consider a scenario where you’re operating a robot with a 24V system. Directly applying this 24V to the robot’s internal electronics could cause damage due to the high voltage. To prevent this, a voltage regulator is used to convert the 24V into a stable 5V. This allows for the safe connection of components like servos or other circuit boards that require lower voltage levels for operation.

This particular regulator it’s an LM2596

– Power In: 4,5-38V
– Power Out: 1.25-36,5V
– Output current: 2A (max 3A)
– Working temperature: -40 a + 85 ºC
– Operational frequency: 150KHz
– Efficiency: up to 92%
– Load regulation: +/-0,5%
– Voltage regulation: +/-2,5%
– Temperature protection: yes
– Size: 62mm x 38mm x 15mm

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