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Adjustable Overvoltage and Overcurrent Protectors with High Accuracy

Industry's Most Integrated Current-Limit and Overvoltage-Protection Solutions for Up to 40V and 4.2A

Product Details

The MAX14571/MAX14572/MAX14573 adjustable overvoltage-and overcurrent-protection devices are ideal to protect systems against positive and negative input voltage faults up to ±40V and feature low 100mΩ (typ) RON FETs.

The overvoltage-protector (OVP) feature protects voltages between 6V and 36V, while the undervoltage-protector (UVP) feature protects voltages between 4.5V and 24V. The overvoltage-lockout (OVLO) and undervoltage-lockout (UVLO) thresholds are set using optional external resistors. The factory-preset internal OVLO threshold is 33V (typ) and the preset internal UVLO threshold is 19.2V (typ).

The ICs also feature programmable current-limit protection up to 4.2A. Once current reaches the threshold, the MAX14571 turns off after the 20.7ms (typ) blanking time and stays off during the retry period. The MAX14572 latches off after the blanking time, and the MAX14573 limits the current continuously. In addition, these devices feature reverse current and thermal-shutdown protection.

The ICs are available in a small 14-pin TSSOP (5mm × 6.5mm) package and are specified over the extended -40°C to +85°C temperature range.

Key Features

  • Integrated Protection Increases System Reliability
    • Adjustable OVLO and UVLO Thresholds (±3% Accurate Preset Thresholds)
    • Automatic Internal and External Selection
    • Programmable Forward Current Limit (Adjustable Up to 4.2A) with ±15% Accuracy
    • Thermal-Shutdown Protection
    • 100mΩ (typ) On-Resistance FET
  • Special Features Facilitate Designs for Industrial Applications
    • Wide 4.5V to 36V Operating Input Range
    • Reverse-Current Flow Option for Inductive Loads
    • Independent Microprocessor Enable Input (EN) and High-Voltage-Capable Input (Active-Low HVEN)

Applications/Uses

  • Battery-Powered Applications
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Marine Equipment

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Description

The MAX14571 evaluation kit (EV kit) demonstrates the MAX14571 adjustable overvoltage and overcurrent protector in a 14-pin TSSOP surface-mount package with an exposed pad. The EV kit features jumper-configurable SETI resistors and can handle up to 36V input supply.

The EV kit can also be used to evaluate the MAX14572 and MAX14573 devices with IC replacement of U1. Request free samples from the factory when ordering the EV kit.

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Features

  • 6V to 36V Operating Voltage Range
  • Jumper-Configurable Current Limit
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

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Key Features

  • Integrated Protection Increases System Reliability
    • Adjustable OVLO and UVLO Thresholds (±3% Accurate Preset Thresholds)
    • Automatic Internal and External Selection
    • Programmable Forward Current Limit (Adjustable Up to 4.2A) with ±15% Accuracy
    • Thermal-Shutdown Protection
    • 100mΩ (typ) On-Resistance FET
  • Special Features Facilitate Designs for Industrial Applications
    • Wide 4.5V to 36V Operating Input Range
    • Reverse-Current Flow Option for Inductive Loads
    • Independent Microprocessor Enable Input (EN) and High-Voltage-Capable Input (Active-Low HVEN)

Applications/Uses

  • Battery-Powered Applications
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Marine Equipment

Description

The MAX14571/MAX14572/MAX14573 adjustable overvoltage-and overcurrent-protection devices are ideal to protect systems against positive and negative input voltage faults up to ±40V and feature low 100mΩ (typ) RON FETs.

The overvoltage-protector (OVP) feature protects voltages between 6V and 36V, while the undervoltage-protector (UVP) feature protects voltages between 4.5V and 24V. The overvoltage-lockout (OVLO) and undervoltage-lockout (UVLO) thresholds are set using optional external resistors. The factory-preset internal OVLO threshold is 33V (typ) and the preset internal UVLO threshold is 19.2V (typ).

The ICs also feature programmable current-limit protection up to 4.2A. Once current reaches the threshold, the MAX14571 turns off after the 20.7ms (typ) blanking time and stays off during the retry period. The MAX14572 latches off after the blanking time, and the MAX14573 limits the current continuously. In addition, these devices feature reverse current and thermal-shutdown protection.

The ICs are available in a small 14-pin TSSOP (5mm × 6.5mm) package and are specified over the extended -40°C to +85°C temperature range.

Simplified Block Diagram

MAX14571, MAX14572, MAX14573: Functional Diagram MAX14571, MAX14572, MAX14573: Functional Diagram Zoom icon

Technical Docs

Support & Training

Search our knowledge base for answers to your technical questions.

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Our dedicated team of Applications Engineers are also available to answer your technical questions. Visit our support portal