I am working on a design that utilizes a LDO Fixed Voltage Regulator. The voltage in is 24V and expected voltage out is 3.3V. I know the part is spec'd for 24V (Vin-max) and output of 3.3V, but should I be worried about the part overheating if the expected current draw on the load side is 0.2A (max)?
Power dissipation: 24V-3.3 = 21.7V --> 21.7V * 0.2A = 4.34W
4.34W seems like a lot of power dissipation for such a small part.