Liner regulator & Switching regulator, which one is suitable ?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by nqchanh194, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. nqchanh194

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    I know there are two kinds of DC-DC regulator: linear & switching. However, I'm not clear about how to determine which one is suitable for a particular application ? Hope you might give me some examples.
     
  2. ScottWang

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    You have to describe about your particular application, V, I, W, circuit, any details.
     
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  3. crutschow

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    Linear regulators are simpler and generally cheaper, and switching regulators are more efficient. So it really depends upon the application requirements as Scott mentioned.
     
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