SNVS723G October 2011 – July 2018 LMZ10500
The LMZ10500 current limit feature protects the module during an overload condition. The circuit employs positive peak current limit in the PFET and negative peak current limit in the NFET switch. The positive peak current through the PFET is limited to 1.2 A (typical). When the current reaches this limit threshold the PFET switch is immediately turned off until the next switching cycle. This behavior continues on a cycle-by-cycle basis until the overload condition is removed from the output. The typical negative peak current limit through the NFET switch is –0.6A (typical).
The ripple of the inductor current depends on the input and output voltages. This means that the DC level of the output current when the peak current limiting occurs will also vary over the line voltage and the output voltage level. Refer to the DC Output Current Limit plots in the Typical Characteristics section for more information.