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Old Jul 18, 2005, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by THUREN
Thanks so far everyone..

So if I were to get 3 of these regulators, attach them to a small aluminum heat-sink, solder the equal legs together, and wire the assembly to my 3 cell lipo pack for testing, do you think it would be worth it? I could mock it up with some light bulbs to simulate 3-5amps and see how hot it gets before smoking my Rx/servos.


My main question I guess is, if wiring the legs of 3 or 4 of these together, is the correct way to do this, or if other things are needed...
The problem is that they are not going to be exactly the same voltage: In practice one will hog all the current and get hot while the others twiddle their electronic thuibs waiting for the voltage to drop below THEIR regulated output...

Far better to use a bit of heatsink and a single regulator.
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