8421Re: [tracker2] Re: 5v buck converter?
- Sep 1, 2009And with 12v vehicle power, the efficiency isn't much of a concern,
provided that you can dissipate the generated heat. If you're going
with battery supply, the new switcher supplies are SO nice!
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
Jason KG4WSV wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 7:10 PM, Erich J. Ritzmann<ejritz@...> wrote:
>> For 5vdc 1 amp, I am using a 7805
> A 7805 is a linear regulator, not a switcher. It is noticeably less
> efficient than a switcher.
> It is the easiest regulated supply to build, though.
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