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    Default Votlage Regulator on LabRat DCSSR

    I have some of these SSR's that i built. I have one in use that is switching 5V, so i soldered a jumper wire as directed in the Wiki. I have others i haven't completed yet. Can i just put the voltage regulator on the board regardless of what i am going to use it for? I may control some 5V item, but may use on 12V too.

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    Default Re: Votlage Regulator on LabRat DCSSR

    Quote Originally Posted by imbluenote View Post
    I have some of these SSR's that i built. I have one in use that is switching 5V, so i soldered a jumper wire as directed in the Wiki. I have others i haven't completed yet. Can i just put the voltage regulator on the board regardless of what i am going to use it for? I may control some 5V item, but may use on 12V too.
    You normally do not want to do that - the regulator may become unstable and/or drive the voltage below the 5v due to internal voltage drops required. I think the pads are normal header size spacing - put in a 3x header and put the regulator OR wire on a matching 3x jumper?
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    Default Re: Votlage Regulator on LabRat DCSSR

    Actually - if you put in a female header, you might be able to plug in the regulator OR a wire - haven't tried it myself but sounds like an experiment to me!
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    Default Re: Votlage Regulator on LabRat DCSSR

    Quote Originally Posted by budude View Post
    Actually - if you put in a female header, you might be able to plug in the regulator OR a wire - haven't tried it myself but sounds like an experiment to me!
    When i read your first post that is what i thought where you were going. I was thinking of trying it. Thanks for the info and inspiration.

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    Default Re: Votlage Regulator on LabRat DCSSR

    Yes, a header should work just fine. The regulator is purely to provide the 5v to the optoisolator, so there's not fear about drawing too much current through the header.
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    Default Re: Votlage Regulator on LabRat DCSSR

    Can I put in the to92 package v reg. and the jumper/socket strip in the to-220 spot and jumper when needed (path of least resistance)?

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