The Supertex LR8 is a high voltage, low output current, adjustable
linear regulator. It has a wide operating input voltage range of
12V to 450V. The output voltage can be adjusted from 1.20V to
440V provided that the input voltage is at least 10V greater than
the output voltage. The output voltage can be adjusted by means
of two external resistors R1 and R2 as shown in the typical
application circuits. The LR8 regulates the voltage difference
between VOUT and ADJ pins to a nominal value of 1.20V. The
1.20V is amplified by the external resistor ratio R1 and R2. An
internal constant bias current of typically 10µA is connected to
the ADJ pin. This increases VOUT by a constant voltage of 10µA
The LR8 has current limiting and temperature limiting. The
output current limit is typically 15mA and the minimum temperature
limit is 125°C. An output short circuit current will therefore be
limited to 15mA. When the junction temperature reaches its
temperature limit, the output current and/or output voltage will
decrease to keep the junction temperature from exceeding its
temperature limit. For SMPS start-up circuit applications, the
LR8 turns off when an external voltage greater than the output
voltage of the LR8 is applied to VOUT of the LR8. To maintain
stability, a bypass capacitor of 1.0µF or larger and a minimum DC
output current of 500µA are required.
The device is available in TO-92, TO-243AA (SOT-89), and
TO-252 (D-PAK) packages.
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LR8 Block Diagram and Typical Application
*Required for conditions where VIN is less than VOUT.