SBVS310C July 2017 – June 2019 TLV743P
Thermal shutdown protection disables the output when the junction temperature rises to approximately 160°C. Disabling the device eliminates power dissipated by the device, which allows the device to cool. When the junction temperature cools to approximately 140°C, the output circuitry is enabled again. Depending on power dissipation, thermal resistance, and ambient temperature, the thermal protection circuit may cycle on and off. This cycling limits regulator dissipation, which protects the device from damage as a result of overheating.
Activating the thermal shutdown feature usually indicates excessive power dissipation as a result of the product of the (VIN – VOUT) voltage and the load current. For reliable operation, limit junction temperature to 125°C maximum. To estimate the margin of safety in a complete design, increase the ambient temperature until the thermal protection is triggered; use worst-case loads and signal conditions.
The TLV743P internal protection circuitry protects against overload conditions, but is not intended to be active in normal operation. Continuously running the TLV743P device into thermal shutdown degrades device reliability.