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High-Accuracy, Adjustable Power Limiter

Industry's First Dynamic Power Limiter with Thermal Controlled Current Foldback

Product Details

The MAX14691–MAX14693 adjustable overvoltage, undervoltage, and overcurrent protection devices guard systems against overcurrent faults in addition to positive overvoltage and reverse-voltage faults. When used with an optional external pMOSFET, the devices also protect downstream circuitry from voltage faults up to +58V, -60V (for -60V external pFET rating). The devices feature a low, 31mΩ, on-resistance integrated FET.

During startup, the devices are designed to charge large capacitances on the output in a continuous mode for applications where large reservoir capacitors are used on the inputs to downstream devices.

Additionally, the devices feature a dual-stage, current-limit mode in which the current is continuously limited to 1x, 1.5x, and 2x the programmed limit, respectively, for a short time after startup. This enables faster charging of large loads during startup.

The MAX14691–MAX14693 also feature reverse-current and overtemperature protection. The devices are available in a 20-pin (5mm x 5mm) TQFN package and operate over the -40°C to 125°C temperature range.

Key Features

  • Robust, High-Power Protection Reduces System Downtime
    • Wide Operating Input Range: +5.5V to +58V
    • -60V Negative Input Tolerance (for -60V External pFET Rating)
    • Low 31mΩ (typ) RON
    • Reverse Current-Blocking Protection with External pFET
  • Enables Fast Startup and Brownout Recovery
    • Thermal Foldback Current-Limit Protection
    • Dual-Stage Current Limiting
      • 1.0x Startup Current (MAX14691)
      • 1.5x Startup Current (MAX14692)
      • 2.0x Startup Current (MAX14693)
  • Flexible Design Enables Reuse and Less Requalification
    • Adjustable OVLO and UVLO Thresholds
    • Programmable Forward Current Limit From 0.6A to 6A with ±15% Accuracy Over Full Temperature Range
    • Normal and High-Voltage Enable Inputs (EN and Active-Low HVEN)
    • Protected External pFET Gate Drive
  • Saves Board Space and Reduces External BOM Count
    • 20-Pin 5mm x 5mm TQFN Package
    • Integrated nFET

Applications/Uses

  • Control and Automation
  • High-Power Applications
  • Human Machine Interfaces
  • Industrial Power Systems
  • Motion System Drives
Parametric specs for Overvoltage/Overcurrent Protectors with Internal MOSFETs
VIN (V) (min) 5.5
VIN (V) (max) 58
Current Limit (A) (min) 0.6
Current Limit (A) (max) 6
# Channels 1
Internal Pwr. MOSFETs NMOS
RON (mΩ) (typ) 31
Current Limit Accuracy (%) 10
Fault Response Latchoff
Reverse Current Protect. Yes
Fault Indicator Yes
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +125
Package/Pins TQFN-CU/20
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$2.92 @1k
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Simplified Block Diagram

MAX14691, MAX14692, MAX14693: Typical Application Circuit MAX14691, MAX14692, MAX14693: Typical Application Circuit Zoom icon

Technical Docs

Data Sheet High-Accuracy, Adjustable Power Limiter Jun 18, 2015

Design & Development

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Description

The MAX14691 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested circuit board that demonstrates the MAX14691 overvoltage-, undervoltage-, and overcurrent-protection device. The EV kit features an external p-channel MOSFET and LED input and output reading. The EV kit comes with the MAX14691ATP+ installed, but can also be used to evaluate the pin-compatible MAX14692 and MAX14693 devices with IC replacement of U1. Request samples from Maxim when ordering the EV kit.

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Features

  • 5.5V to 58V Operating Voltage Range
  • External pMOSFET Installed
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

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Parameters

Parametric specs for Overvoltage/Overcurrent Protectors with Internal MOSFETs
VIN (V) (min) 5.5
VIN (V) (max) 58
Current Limit (A) (min) 0.6
Current Limit (A) (max) 6
# Channels 1
Internal Pwr. MOSFETs NMOS
RON (mΩ) (typ) 31
Current Limit Accuracy (%) 10
Fault Response Latchoff
Reverse Current Protect. Yes
Fault Indicator Yes
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +125
Package/Pins TQFN-CU/20
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$2.92 @1k

Key Features

  • Robust, High-Power Protection Reduces System Downtime
    • Wide Operating Input Range: +5.5V to +58V
    • -60V Negative Input Tolerance (for -60V External pFET Rating)
    • Low 31mΩ (typ) RON
    • Reverse Current-Blocking Protection with External pFET
  • Enables Fast Startup and Brownout Recovery
    • Thermal Foldback Current-Limit Protection
    • Dual-Stage Current Limiting
      • 1.0x Startup Current (MAX14691)
      • 1.5x Startup Current (MAX14692)
      • 2.0x Startup Current (MAX14693)
  • Flexible Design Enables Reuse and Less Requalification
    • Adjustable OVLO and UVLO Thresholds
    • Programmable Forward Current Limit From 0.6A to 6A with ±15% Accuracy Over Full Temperature Range
    • Normal and High-Voltage Enable Inputs (EN and Active-Low HVEN)
    • Protected External pFET Gate Drive
  • Saves Board Space and Reduces External BOM Count
    • 20-Pin 5mm x 5mm TQFN Package
    • Integrated nFET

Applications/Uses

  • Control and Automation
  • High-Power Applications
  • Human Machine Interfaces
  • Industrial Power Systems
  • Motion System Drives

Description

The MAX14691–MAX14693 adjustable overvoltage, undervoltage, and overcurrent protection devices guard systems against overcurrent faults in addition to positive overvoltage and reverse-voltage faults. When used with an optional external pMOSFET, the devices also protect downstream circuitry from voltage faults up to +58V, -60V (for -60V external pFET rating). The devices feature a low, 31mΩ, on-resistance integrated FET.

During startup, the devices are designed to charge large capacitances on the output in a continuous mode for applications where large reservoir capacitors are used on the inputs to downstream devices.

Additionally, the devices feature a dual-stage, current-limit mode in which the current is continuously limited to 1x, 1.5x, and 2x the programmed limit, respectively, for a short time after startup. This enables faster charging of large loads during startup.

The MAX14691–MAX14693 also feature reverse-current and overtemperature protection. The devices are available in a 20-pin (5mm x 5mm) TQFN package and operate over the -40°C to 125°C temperature range.

Simplified Block Diagram

MAX14691, MAX14692, MAX14693: Typical Application Circuit MAX14691, MAX14692, MAX14693: Typical Application Circuit Zoom icon

Technical Docs

Data Sheet High-Accuracy, Adjustable Power Limiter Jun 18, 2015

Support & Training

Search our knowledge base for answers to your technical questions.

Filtered Search

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