The L7800 series of three-terminal positive regulators is available TO-220FM, TO-3 and D2PAK 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 employs internal current limiting, thermal shut-down and safe area protection, making it essentially indestructible. If adequate heat sinking is provided, they can deliver over 1A output current. Although designed primarily as fixed voltage regulators, these devices can be used with external components to obtain adjustable voltage and currents. Features: Symbol VI IO Ptot Tstg Top DC Input Voltage Output Current Power Dissipation Storage Temperature Range Operating Junction Temperature for L7800 Range for L7800C Parameter² for VO= to 18V for VO= 20, 24V Value 35 40 Internally Limited Internally Limited 150 °C Unit V. 1.Output current up to 1.5 A 2.Output voltages of 5; 6; 8; 8.5; 9; 12; 15; 18; 24 V 3.Thermal overload protection 4.Short circuit protection 5.Output transition SOA protection 6.2 % output voltage tolerance (A version).