SLVSE57C June 2017 – April 2018 TPS2595
The current through the device increases very rapidly during a transient short circuit event. The short circuit threshold ISC is adjusted based on the selected current limit. When a short circuit is detected, the device quickly limits the current to ILIMIT. The device stops limiting the current once the load current falls below the programmed ILIMIT threshold. See Figure 52.
The output voltage drops in the current limiting state, resulting in increased power dissipation in the internal FET and leads to a thermal shutdown if the condition persists for an extended period of time. In this case, the device either stays latched-off or starts an auto retry cycle as explained in the Overtemperature Protection (OTP) section.