The L7905CV from L79-series of three-terminal negative regulators is fixed negative linear voltage regulator of -5 VDC ±4%, available in standard TO-220 package. It can deliver output current up to 1.5A (if adequate heat sinking is provided). It has built-in thermal overload protection, short circuit protection, and output transition SOA protection.

This regulator can provide local on-card regulation, eliminating the distribution problems associated with single point regulation; furthermore, having the same voltage option as the L78 positive standard series (see SKU L7805CV), they are particularly suited for split power supplies.