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Programmable Current-Limit Switches Thwart Faulty Loads

Programmable Current-Limit Switches Thwart Faulty Loads

Suitable for battery-powered designs, the MAX14523A, MAX14523B, and MAX14523C adjustable current-limit switches provide a ±10% accurate current limit, programmable from 250 mA to 1,500 mA via an external resistor. The devices protect devices against faulty load conditions, include reverse-current blocking, and specify a shutdown current of 0.5 µA. Available in an eight-pin, 3 mm x 3 mm TDFN, prices start at $1.26 each/1,000. MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, Sunnyvale, CA. (800) 998-8800.

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