The ISOW784x family of devices is protected against output overload and short circuit. Output voltage starts dropping when the power converter is not able to deliver the current demanded during overload conditions. For a VISO short-circuit to ground, the duty cycle of the converter is limited to help protect against any damage.
Thermal protection is also integrated to help prevent the device from getting damaged during overload and short-circuit conditions on the isolated output. Under these conditions, the device temperature starts to increase. When the temperature goes above 180°C, thermal shutdown activates and the primary controller turns off which removes the energy supplied to the VISO load, which causes the device to cool off. When the junction temperature goes below 150°C, the device starts to function normally. If an overload or output short-circuit condition prevails, this protection cycle is repeated. Care should be taken in the design to prevent the device junction temperatures from reaching such high values.