SNVS124E November 1999 – February 2020 LM2596
Some applications require the regulator to remain off until the input voltage reaches a predetermined voltage. Figure 15 shows an undervoltage lockout feature applied to a buck regulator, while Figure 16 and Figure 17 apply the same feature to an inverting circuit. The circuit in Figure 16 features a constant threshold voltage for turnon and turnoff (Zener voltage plus approximately one volt). If hysteresis is required, the circuit in Figure 17 has a turnon voltage which is different than the turnoff voltage. The amount of hysteresis is approximately equal to the value of the output voltage. If Zener voltages greater than 25 V are used, an additional 47-kΩ resistor is required from the ON/OFF pin to the ground pin to stay within the 25 V maximum limit of the ON/OFF pin.