JAJSCO4C November 2016 – September 2020 TPS22976
Due to the integrated body diode in the NMOS switch, a CIN greater than CL is highly recommended. A CL greater than CIN can cause VOUT to exceed VIN when the system supply is removed. This could result in current flow through the body diode from VOUT to VIN. A CIN to CL ratio of 10 to 1 is recommended for minimizing VIN dip caused by inrush currents during startup, however a 10 to 1 ratio for capacitance is not required for proper functionality of the device. A ratio smaller than 10 to 1 (such as 1 to 1) could cause slightly more VIN dip upon turnon due to inrush currents. This can be mitigated by increasing the capacitance on the CT pin for a longer rise time (see the Adjustable Rise Time section).