LM117, LM317-N Wide Temperature Three-Pin Adjustable Regulator
SNVS774P – May2004 – revisedOctober 2015
- Automotive LED Lighting
- Battery Chargers
- Post Regulation for Switching Supplies
- Constant Current Regulators
- Microprocessor Supplies
|*Needed if device is more than 6 inches from filter capacitors.|
|†Optional—improves transient response|
The LM117 and LM317-N series of adjustable 3-pin positive voltage regulators are capable of supplying in excess of 1.5 A over a 1.25-V to 37-V output range and a wide temperature range. They are exceptionally easy to use and require only two external resistors to set the output voltage. Further, both line and load regulation are better than standard fixed regulators.
The LM117 and LM317-N offer full overload protection such as current limit, thermal overload protection and safe area protection. All overload protection circuitry remains fully functional even if the adjustment terminal is disconnected.
Typically, no capacitors are needed unless the device is situated more than 6 inches from the input filter capacitors, in which case an input bypass is needed. An optional output capacitor can be added to improve transient response. The adjustment terminal can be bypassed to achieve very high ripple rejection ratios that are difficult to achieve with standard 3-terminal regulators.
Because the regulator is floating and detects only the input-to-output differential voltage, supplies of several hundred volts can be regulated as long as the maximum input-to-output differential is not exceeded. That is, avoid short-circuiting the output.
By connecting a fixed resistor between the adjustment pin and output, the LM117 and LM317-N can be also used as a precision current regulator. Supplies with electronic shutdown can be achieved by clamping the adjustment terminal to ground, which programs the output to 1.25 V where most loads draw little current.
For applications requiring greater output current, see data sheets for LM150 series (3 A), SNVS772, and LM138 series (5 A), SNVS771. For the negative complement, see LM137 (SNVS778) series data sheet.
|PART NUMBER||PACKAGE||BODY SIZE (NOM)|
|LM117||TO-3 (2)||38.94 mm x 25.40 mm|
|TO (3)||8.255 mm × 8.255 mm|
|LM317-N||TO-3 (2)||38.94 mm x 25.40 mm|
|TO-220 (3)||14.986 mm × 10.16 mm|
|TO-263 (3)||10.18 mm × 8.41 mm|
|SOT-223 (4)||6.50 mm × 3.50 mm|
|TO (3)||8.255 mm × 8.255 mm|
|TO-252 (3)||6.58 mm × 6.10 mm|
- For all available packages, see the orderable addendum at the end of the data sheet.
4 Revision History
Changes from O Revision (January 2014) to P Revision
- Added, updated, or renamed the following sections: Description; Pin Configuration and Functions; Specifications; ESD Ratings table; Application and Implementation; Power Supply Recommendations; Layout; Mechanical, Packaging, and Ordering Information Go
- Removed information regarding LM317A, formerly part of this data sheet. LM317A can now be found in the TI catalog under literature number SNVSAC2 Go
Changes from N Revision (August 2013) to O Revision
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