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Old Feb 03, 2013, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by phil_g View Post
Remember that the 2940 is an LDO, the combination of a 2940 and an external pnp is no longer LDO.
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Phil
Quite so.

And 2W dissipation for a LM2940 with no heat sink is not 'fine' the device would be on the point of its thermal limit, it will get very hot, 140C or so.
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