Voltage regulator, any electrical or electronic device that maintains the voltage of a power source within acceptable limits. The voltage regulator is needed to keep voltages within the prescribed range that can be tolerated by the electrical equipment using that voltage.
Are voltage regulators necessary?
Voltage regulators are an essential component in electrical and electromechanical devices to provide reliable performance. Electronics require consistent input voltage, and voltage regulators ensure that those requirements are met.
What is need of voltage regulator in power supply?
A voltage regulator is a component of the power supply unit that ensures a steady constant voltage supply through all operational conditions. It regulates voltage during power fluctuations and variations in loads. It can regulate AC as well as DC voltages.
What do voltage regulators do?
A voltage regulator generates a fixed output voltage of a preset magnitude that remains constant regardless of changes to its input voltage or load conditions. It compares the output voltage with a precise reference voltage and adjusts the pass device to maintain a constant output voltage.
What is the difference between a voltage regulator and a buck converter?
A step down converter—also known as a buck converter—converts high voltage to low voltage, usually transforming AC current to DC current. A voltage regulator maintains a constant output voltage for a circuit, regardless of any changes in connected devices or electrical load.