I want to use a 5V 500mA to my circuit, also this will have a current spike for 1A. The input will be from 9V - 36V. I have reviewed the difference between the linear and switching regulator and obviously I should be using the switching regulator. How suitable is this switching regulator for my application with a real 36V input?
I know that switching has less power dissipation than linear, but how do you compute the power required, or power dissipation, power loss considering the input, ouput voltage and the output current on a switching regulator?
Will I able to use it on 36V input to have a really 5V, 1A output?