L7806/LM7806 Voltage Regulator is a 6V voltage regulator that can provide local on-card regulation, eliminating the distribution problems associated with single point regulation. Each type employs internal current limiting, thermal shutdown, and safe area protection, making it essentially indestructible. If adequate heat sinking is provided, they can deliver over 1.5 A output current. Although designed primarily as fixed voltage regulators, these devices can be used with external components to obtain adjustable voltage and currents.
Circuits requiring steady 6V supply.
Protection for devices having specific voltage sensitivity.
DIY projects requiring specific voltage from an existing higher/ varying voltage supply.