Understanding the Pros and Cons of Overvoltage Protection (.PDF Download)

When testing your devices, it may become apparent that the device needs protection against an overvoltage condition. Most power supplies offer some form of overvoltage-protect (OVP) circuit. The OVP circuit’s purpose is to detect and then quickly pull down the overvoltage condition to prevent damage to your device under test (DUT). However, it’s important to understand how your power supply’s OVP works to maximize its benefits...

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