[time-nuts] paralleling regulator redux

Tom Clark, K3IO K3IO at verizon.net
Mon Nov 12 23:30:07 EST 2007

christopher hoover wrote:
> The October 2007 bulletin from Linear announces a new part : the LT3080 low
> drop regulator.  They claim: "The LT3080 is the first adjustable linear
> regulator that can be directly paralleled to spread the current load and
> thus spread dissipated heat."  The architecture is based around a precision
> current source rather than the typical precision voltage reference.   The
> output potential is set with a single resistor when in typical 3-terminal
> configuration and can be taken all the way down to zero.
Note however that they still use small current equalizing "ballast"
resistors on each individual output. -- Tom

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