The LM2596 regulator is monolithic integrated circuit ideally suited for easy and convenient design of a step−down switching regulator (buck converter). It is capable of driving a 3.0 A load with excellent line and load regulation. This device is available in adjustable output version and it is internally compensated to minimize the number of external components to simplify the power supply design.
Since LM2596 converter is a switch−mode power supply, its efficiency is significantly higher in comparison with popular three−terminal linear regulators, especially with higher input voltages. The LM2596 operates at a switching frequency of 150 kHz thus allowing smaller sized filter components than what would be needed with lower frequency switching regulators. Available in a standard 5−lead TO−220 package with several different lead bend options, and D2PAK surface mount package.
*Note: Gently rotate the potentiometer counter-clockwise around 7-8 round will drop the output voltage for the first time usage .
How to set-up before use:
- Make sure that the power input is not greater than input voltage writen in specification.
- Set the multimeter to DC Voltage.
- Gently turn the adjustment potentiometer to your expecting voltage.