applications of DC voltage regulators

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by 3.14pie, May 18, 2012.

  1. 3.14pie

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    hi all. i have a presentation to make (tomorrow!) and my part includes the applications and uses of dc voltage regulators. i need a list of some applications so that i can do further search on them.Thanks
     
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  2. bug13

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    Micro controller power supply, LED power supply etc
     
  3. #12

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    Think in these terms: everything that runs on electricity uses a DC power supply except light bulbs, motors, and water heaters. There are even air conditioners and toasters that have logic boards, and thus, DC power supplies.
     
  4. Austin Clark

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    I'm pretty sure light bulbs, motors, and water heaters can all be designed to run on DC, and some can use both.
     
  5. #12

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    I was trying not to exaggerate...much. Thinking the light bulbs, motors, and water heaters in my house run on AC voltage.
     
  6. bountyhunter

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    Go to the original data sheets for standard regulators like the LM317, LM7805 and LM340 and they will list a bunch of "typical applications". It used to be a joke to try to come up with as many ridiculous uses as we could just to put on the data sheet.
     
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