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Learning about Voltage Regulators

I was wondering if anyone had a good explanation for how a Voltage Regulator works. I found this article An Overview on Voltage Regulators - DERF Electronics but it’s a little to advanced for me. Can anyone explain it for a beginner? I don’t understand some of the technical terms in the article etc…

Thats a really broad question. It is probably going to be hard for anyone to know where to begin or really summarize the whole theory behind regulators better than articles online like the one you linked to. If you have more specific questions about terms or other details, those would likely be easier to answer.

-Claire

Yeah, I know it’s kinda a broad question:) but I want to learn everything about voltage regulators. Any references would be helpful.