This is one of the regulator types. A voltage regulator is an electronic device that is used to maintain a constant voltage level, regardless of changes in load or input voltage.
It does this by adjusting the output voltage so that it remains within a specified range.
This helps to ensure that the voltage supplied to a device remains within the acceptable range, even under varying conditions such as changes in temperature or load.
Part Number: 7812CT, MC7812CT
Function: 12V, Voltage Regulator
Package: TO-220, D-PAK Type
Manufacturer: Fairchild, ON Semiconductor
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The 78XX series, 7812CT of three-terminal positive regulators is available in the TO-220 package and with several fixed output voltages, making them useful in a wide range of applications. Each type employs internal current limiting, thermal shut-down, and safe operating area protection. If adequate heat sinking is provided, they can deliver over 1 A output current. Although designed primarily as fixedvoltage regulators, these devices can be used with external components for adjustable voltages and currents. […]
1. Output Current up to 1 A
2. Output Voltages : 12 V
3. Thermal Overload Protection
4. Short-Circuit Protection
5. Output Transistor Safe Operating Area Protection