The LM341 and LM78MXX series of three-terminal positive
voltage regulators employ built-in current limiting, thermal
shutdown, and safe-operating area protection which makes
them virtually immune to damage from output overloads.
With adequate heatsinking, they can deliver in excess of
0.5A output current. Typical applications would include local
(on-card) regulators which can eliminate the noise and degraded
performance associated with single-point regulation.