The L78M15 three-terminal positive regulator is useful in a wide range of applications. These regulators can provide local on-card regulation, eliminating the distribution problems associated with single point
regulation. Each type employs internal current limiting, thermal shut-down and safe area protection, making it essentially indestructible. If adequate heat sinking is provided, they can deliver over 0.5A output current. Although designed primarily as fixed voltage regulators,
these devices can be used with external components to obtain adjustable voltage and currents.
Output current to 0.5A
Thermal overload protection
Short circuit protection
Output transition SOA protection