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8421Re: [tracker2] Re: 5v buck converter?

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  • Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)
    Sep 1, 2009
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      And 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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