- on Power Supplies
- Published in issue 7/2005 on page 0
Low-drop Regulator with Indicator
Even today much logic is still powered from 5 volts and it then seems obvious to power the circuit using a standard regulator from a rectangular 9-V battery. A disadvantage of this approach is that the capacity of a 9-V battery is rather low and the price is rather high. Even the NiMH revolution, which has resulted in considerably higher capacities of (penlight) batteries, seems to have escaped the 9-V battery generation.