The LM2930 3-terminal positive regulator features an ability to source 150 mA of output
current with an input-output differential of 0.6V or less. Efficient use of low input voltages
obtained, for example, from an automotive battery during cold crank conditions, allows 5V circuitry
to be properly powered with supply voltages as low as 5.6V. Familiar regulator features such as
current limit and thermal overload protection are also provided.
Designed originally for automotive applications, the LM2930 and all regulated circuitry
are protected from reverse battery installations or 2 battery jumps. During line transients, such
as a load dump (40V) when the input voltage to the regulator can momentarily exceed the specified
maximum operating voltage, the regulator will automatically shut down to protect both internal
circuits and the load. The LM2930 cannot be harmed by temporary mirror-image insertion.
Fixed outputs of 5V and 8V are available in the plastic TO-220 and SFM power
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