LT1072 - 1.25A High Efficiency Switching Regulator


  • Available in MiniDIP, TO-220, and TO-3 Packages
  • Wide Input Voltage Range 3V-60V
  • Low Quiescent Current-6mA
  • Internal 1.25A Switch
  • Very Few External Parts Required
  • Self-Protected Against Overloads
  • Operates in Nearly All Switching Topologies
  • Shutdown Mode Draws Only 50µA Supply Current
  • Flyback-Regulated Mode has Fully Floating Outputs
  • Can be Externally Synchronized

Typical Application

LT1072 Typical Application
LT1072 Typical Application


The LT1072 is a monolithic high power switching regulator. It can be operated in all standard switching configurations including buck, boost, flyback, forward, inverting and “Cuk”. A high current, high efficiency switch is included on the die along with all oscillator, control, and protection circuitry. Integration of all functions allows the LT1072 to be built in a standard 5-pin TO-3 or TO-220 power package as well as the 8-pin miniDlP. This makes it extremely easy to use and provides "bustproof" operation similar to that obtained with 3-pin linear regulators.

The LT1072 operates with supply voltages from 3V to 60V, and draws only 6mA quiescent current. It can deliver load power up to 20 watts with no external power devices. By utilizing current-mode switching techniques, it provides excellent AC and DC load and line regulation.

The LT1072 has many unique features not found even on the vastly more difficult to use low power control chips presently available. It uses an adaptive anti-sat switch drive to allow very wide ranging load currents with no loss in efficiency. An externally activated shutdown mode reduces total supply current to 50µA typical for standby operation. Totally isolated and regulated outputs can be generated by using the optional “flyback regulation mode” built into the LT1072, without the need for optocouplers or extra transformer windings.


CAD Symbols and Footprints: The downloadable Zip file below contains the schematic symbol and PCB footprints.

For complete and up to date package information and drawings, please refer to our packaging page

Part Number Package Code Temp Package
LT1072CN8#PBF N-8 N C 05-08-1510 (N8) Yes
LT1072CS8#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1072CS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1072CSW#PBF SW-16 SW C 05-08-1620 (SW16) Yes
LT1072CSW#TRPBF SW-16 SW C 05-08-1620 (SW16) Yes
LT1072CT#06PBF TO-220 T C 05-08-1421 (Flow 06) Yes
LT1072CT#PBF TO-220 T C 05-08-1421 (Std) Yes
LT1072HVCT#PBF TO-220 T C 05-08-1421 (Std) Yes
LT1072HVIT#PBF TO-220 T I 05-08-1421 (Std) Yes
LT1072IN8#PBF N-8 N I 05-08-1510 (N8) Yes
LT1072IT#PBF TO-220 T I 05-08-1421 (Std) Yes

LT1072 Package Drawing
LT1072 Package Drawing
LT1072 Package Drawing

Order Info

  • Part numbers ending in PBF are lead free. Solder plated terminal finish (SnPb) versions are non-standard and special terms and conditions and pricing applies if available. Please contact LTC marketing for information.
  • Part numbers containing TR or TRM are shipped in tape and reel or 500 unit mini tape and reel, respectively
  • Please refer to our general ordering information or the product datasheet for more details

Package Variations and Pricing

Part Number Package Temp Price
LT1072CN8#PBF N-8 C $2.92 $2.35 Yes
LT1072CS8#PBF SO-8 C $3.58 $2.90 Yes
LT1072CS8#TRPBF SO-8 C $2.96 Yes
LT1072CSW#PBF SW-16 C $3.58 $2.90 Yes
LT1072CSW#TRPBF SW-16 C $2.96 Yes
LT1072CT#06PBF TO-220 C $3.75 $2.90 Yes
LT1072CT#PBF TO-220 C $3.75 $2.90 Yes
LT1072HVCT#PBF TO-220 C $4.92 $3.80 Yes
LT1072HVIT#PBF TO-220 I $6.33 $5.15 Yes
LT1072IN8#PBF N-8 I $4.08 $3.30 Yes
LT1072IT#PBF TO-220 I $5.00 $4.05 Yes
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  • Logic Supply 5V @ 2.5A
  • 5V Logic to ±15V Op Amp Supply
  • Offline Converter up to 50W
  • Battery Upconverter
  • Power Inverter (+ to -) or (- to +)
  • Fully Floating Multiple Outputs
  • Driver for High Current Supplies

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