convert 24 to 5 volt

bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
21,330
Hello,

It is possible, but you will loose a lot of power in the regulator.
The heat generated in the regulator will be (Vin - Vout) * Iload.
In your case almost 80% of the input power will be transferred into heat.

Bertus
 

russ_hensel

Joined Jan 11, 2009
825
Switching is better for this big a drop. A dropping resistor can decrease the heat in a linear regulator, but does not improve the overall efficiency.
 
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