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RESETTABLE CURRENT LIMIT LATCH

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005483D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 80K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Michael M. Stamler

Abstract

In many large systems that derive power from a central power supply, there is a need to maintain system Integrity in the event one module fails and attempts to draw excessive current. A typical solu- tion is to use a dedicated fuse in series with each module that physically isolates it from the power sup- ply when its rating is exceeded. There are, however, instances where such an approach is impractical because of the high incidence of transient surges that exist.