I'm developing a new project with esp12f on Arduino.
To feed my esp12f I usually use ams1117.
The new design is powered by a 5v switched source and an external backup system with batteries.
In this new project, I want to use the NCP1402 or AAT1217 as voltage regulators for powering the ESP!
Because their regulation range (0.8-5.5v) allows me to enjoy my batteries much better!
According to this table, the maximum that my esp will consume is 170mA.
https://www.letscontrolit.com/wiki/imag ... _usage.jpg
My concern is whether these regulators account for the work.
Will they get very hot?
ps: In my applications they also use a tantalum capacitor of 6v 220uF near the ESP.