I need a linear regulator for a project, for current sense reasons I need to select a regulator that passes its quiescent current into the load.
Most regulators like this have a minimum load current of a few mA. I cant seem to find anything on what happens if this condition is not met though.
Is it simply a case of regulation quality will degrade? Can I assume that since it is a parameter not listed in the absolute maximums that the chip will not be damaged.
We are currently looking at using the LD1086
I.e. if I don't care about tight regulation in no load condition can I safely use the part.