How to Connect System Protection ICs for Higher Current Application

Abstract: Maxim’s family of system protection ICs offers complete, highly integrated system protection solutions with up to 60VDC input operating voltage and output current ranging from 250mA to 6A in a single IC. While the individual ICs in this family address most single board applications, a multiboard system might need higher current beyond 6A. This application note illustrates higher current application (12A) by simply paralleling two of the 6A ICs together.