# Use reference voltage as power suppy

I am using MCP3202 which does not have Vref as independent input. The datasheet states that the current consumption is:

550 μA max. active current at 5V


Can I use a voltage reference (Series) like LT1460 to power it?

LT1460 can provide upto 20mA as stated in the datasheet.

The reference will supply up to 20mA with excellent line regulation characteristics


Datasheets:

LT1460