Newbie question. I have a MCP1700-3302E LDO voltage regulator to power ESP8266 using a 3.7V battery.
However, as soon as I connect the negative lead to the ground pin and the positive to Vin the voltage regulator overheats and starts to smoke.
I tried 2 different MCP1700s thinking maybe the first one was defective. Tried using a different, stable power supply at 5V, same result. Tried with 1uF input capacitor, same.
What am I doing wrong? I just wanted to test the output voltage to be 3.3V.
Thank you in advance.
EDIT 3: Burned a few more, without seemingly any consistency. Some are stable at 4.6V and live, some go up in smoke right away, some burn out slowly at 2.6-3V. One was in expected range of 3.4V but was very hot.
I added a 2K resistor before Vin and input capacitors and it doesn't heat up any more but the output voltage is 0.002V. With a 100 Ohm resistor it's 0.016V, with a 47 Ohm one it's 0.03V (and resistor got hot). So looks like amount of current affects Vout. I'm close to giving up.
EDIT 2: In the setup below, it doesn't overheat anymore. Vout is a steady 4.61V, instead of expected 3.3V
EDIT: Latest setup, fresh LDO, 0.1uF ceramic + 47uF aluminum caps on input, 1uF ceramic on output.
Vin = 5.1V When it on, I'm measuring Vout = 4.6V until the problems start. Vout is supposed to be 3.3V.