Transistorized Voltage Regulator Why use a transistorized voltage regulator? If we use a half or a full-wave rectifier we can convert an AC voltage in a DC one. This converted voltage is unregulated, because the output voltage is not constant and can change due to variations of the load value. To reduce these variations we connect […]
Current Limiter for Voltage Regulator using Transistor
If the current required in the load exceeds the maximum allowed, the voltage regulator can be damaged. To avoid this problem it is necessary to have over current protection.
How does a Zener diode voltage regulator work?
Design method. Determination of the voltage, power of the zener diode and of the limiting resistor Rs
Transistor – Zener diode Voltage regulator circuit
This circuit delivers an output voltage established by the voltage of the zener diode less 0.7 volts. The 0.7 volts is the average voltage drop between the base and the emitter of a transistor. (Vbe)