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Surge Current Limiter for Switching Regulator Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052964D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

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Driscoll, CD Waechter, M [+details]


A surge-limiting resistor is connected in series with a bulk capacitor in a switching regulator. The surge-limiting resistor can be bypassed after an initial startup period to avoid unnecessary power dissipation.