Accession Number:

ADD007698

Title:

Short Circuit Protection of Regulated Power Supplies.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-07-17

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A Schottky diode, whose forward voltage is 0.4 volts is connected between the load and one input of the sense amplifier, which has a minimum operating voltage of 0.6 volts. When the load becomes short circuited or drops to a very low resistance, the Schottky diode conducts to shut down the sense amplifier, which cuts off the series pass transistor. When the load resistance rises to a predetermined value, the Schottky diode becomes reverse biased, permitting the regulator to return to its normal regulation operation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE