Program • Install: 0 • Memory: 1 • Influence: 1

3 or : Prevent an installed piece of hardware from being trashed.

Originally not very popular, the regulator was overlooked by those who used energy sinks to protect their rig. But it quickly found an audience once Smoke casted a run on a Blue Sun server, using it to keep her rig online while repeatedly diverting energy spikes in excess of 50,000 volts.
Shaper • Ed Mattinian • The Spaces Between 39
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LLDS Energy Regulator

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Currently having no use, as everyone who wants to prevent hardware trashing looks to the much better Sacrificial Construct,which costs no memory and can prevent Programs from being trashed as well. However this card has an Interestingly long paragraph of Flavor text perhaps foreshadowing a use for it later down the line?

(The Valley era)
I would have never of given that flavor text a second look if it wasn't for this review. The flavor alone does make me wonder if there will be some better use for this down the line. —
There's already a use-case for this over SacCon - Autoscripter. There, being able to save it repeatedly can have a lot of merit, and the Regulator itself ends up not consting you a click, as opposed to SacCon. —

With Obelus being spoiled and observe and destroy coming out in the same pack, with its obvious synergy with closed accounts both out of nbn which in the current meta is the most prevalent corp, I was wondering how you could keep it from being trashed. Enter the dare I say never used llds energy regulator. At 1 influence even two of is a possibility. Being able to save obelus without credits means that the corp will need two observe and destroy. The LLDS line of products continues to find new uses.

(23 Seconds era)
TBH I still think the solution would actually just be 3x Obelus. It fills up your hand and stops you from having to junk stuff, so you can just respond to the Observe and Destroy by throwing another down. —