500mA, low-cost switching regulator modules

July 12, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Recom has added to its R-78E switching regulator series with modules featuring 9V, 12V, and 15V output voltages. The modules deliver a maximum of 500 mA corresponding to 4.5, 6.0 or 9.0W. This series is designed to offer all of the advantages of a standard switching regulator (high efficiency, wide input range, accurate output voltage regulation) but at a lower cost.

Like the existing 3.3V and 5V versions, the 9V, 12V, and 15V modules are equipped with short circuit protection. Measuring 11.6 x 8.5 x 10.4 mm, their TO-220-compatible SIP3 package saves board space, and with efficiency up to 91%, these higher power versions of the R-78E still do not require a heat sink.

 

With an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C and a wide input range, the R-78E series is flexible enough to handle everything from battery operated systems, controls and sensors, positioning systems, and robotics, to medical-grade applications, cooling systems and fans, telecommunications, and highly sensitive measurement equipment. The modules are IEC/EN60950-1 certified and carry a 3-year warranty.

 

Recom; www.recom-power.com