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Features and Benefits
- Stops High Voltage Surges
- Adjustable Output Clamp Voltage
- Overcurrent Protection
- Wide Operation Range: 4V to 80V
- Reverse Input Protection to –60V
- Low 7µA Shutdown Current (LT4356-1)
- Auxiliary Amplifier for Level Detection Comparator or Linear Regulator Controller (LT4356-2)
- Adjustable Fault Timer
- Controls N-channel MOSFET
- Shutdown Pin Withstands –60V to 100V
- Fault Output Indication
- Guaranteed Operation to 125°C
- Available in (4mm × 3mm) 12-Pin DFN, 10-Pin MSOP or 16-Pin SO Packages
The LT4356 surge stopper protects loads from high voltage transients. It regulates the output during an overvoltage event, such as load dump in automobiles, by controlling the gate of an external N-channel MOSFET. The output is limited to a safe value thereby allowing the loads to continue functioning. The LT4356 also monitors the voltage drop between the VCC and SNS pins to protect against overcurrent faults. An internal amplifier limits the current sense voltage to 50mV. In either fault condition, a timer is started inversely proportional to MOSFET stress. If the timer expires, the FLT pin pulls low to warn of an impending power down. If the condition persists, the MOSFET is turned off. After a cool down period, the GATE pin pulls up turning on the MOSFET again.
The auxiliary amplifier may be used as a voltage detection comparator or as a linear regulator controller driving an external PNP pass transistor.
Back-to-back FETs can be used in lieu of a Schottky diode for reverse input protection, reducing voltage drop and power loss. A shutdown pin reduces the quiescent current to less than 7µA for the LT4356-1 during shutdown. The LT4356-2 differs from the LT4356-1 during shutdown by reducing the quiescent current to 60µA and keeping alive the auxiliary amplifier for uses such as an undervoltage lockout or always-on regulator.
|Low Current Shutdown||7uA||60uA||7uA|
|Aux Amp In Shutdown||OFF||Always Alive||OFF|
|Fault Retry||Retry||Retry||Latch Off|
|Packages||DFN-12, MS-10, SO-16||DFN-12, SO-16||DFN-12, MS-10, SO-16|
|Temp Grades||C, I, H, MP||C, I, H, MP||C, I, H, MP|
- Automotive/Avionic Surge Protection
- Hot Swap/Live Insertion
- High Side Switch for Battery Powered Systems
- Intrinsic Safety Applications
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Demonstration Circuit DC1018B-B showcases the LT4356-2 Surge Stopper in a 12V, 3A application. Input transients of up to 60V are limited to 16V at the output; sustained overvoltage conditions cause the limiter to trip off and retry after the overvoltage is removed.
LEDs indicate the presence of +12V input and output, as well as state of the fault output, FLT# and enable output, EN.
Input and output connections are made by 93 mil turrets which if removed, accommodate insertion of up to 12 gauge wires for in-situ testing.
Design files for this circuit board are available below.
- Servers, Routers, Switches
- Mass Storage
- Fan Trays
- Automotive Modules
Documentation & Resources
R568 Reliability Data3/23/2018
100V Surge Stopper Protects Components from 300V Transients10/1/2012 LT Journal
Unique Analog Multiplier Continuously Monitors Instantaneous Power and Simplifies Design of Power Control Loops7/1/2010 LT Journal
Surge Stopper IC Simplifies Design of Intrinsic Safety Barrier for Electronics Destined for Hazardous Environments9/1/2009 LT Journal
6-Input Supervisors Offer Accurate Monitoring and 125°C Operation3/1/2008 LT Journal
Surge Stopper Protects Sensitive Electronics from High Voltage Transients1/1/2008 LT Journal
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