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Thread: OK to operate at the absolute max rating?
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Tomás Ó hÉilidhe wrote:
> What I think is a little strange about this is that you can power the
> PIC at different voltages; I mean if the PIC's powered by 5 V, then 25
> mA equates to a power dissipation of 125 mW. However if you run the
> PIC at 3 V, then 25 mA means a power dissipation of only 75 mW.

But that is power into the load, which is irrelevant to the PIC.  To
determine what the PIC can handle, you have to look at dissipation in the

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