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The 5V switching (switch-mode) regulator from Dimension Engineering is a high efficiency step-down voltage regulator that is pin-compatible with the common 78XX family of linear voltage regulators.
These switch mode regulators are way more efficient than the cheaper 7805 type. This enables your batteries to last much longer. The chart below shows the DE-SW050 compared to the 7805. More info on switch mode regulators by Dimension Engineering.
5V 1A Switching Regular compared to 7805 regulator
We also stock a breakout board to make it easy to hook up the regulator.
Voltage Regulator mounted in breakout board