Output Short-Circuit Protection Reference Design for the TPS61088 Boost Converter


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This reference design delivers an output short-circuit protection solution for the TPS61088 boost converter. This feature is realized by an over current protection (OCP) circuit. When the output is shorted to ground or the load current is higher than a certain value, the OCP circuit will disconnect the TPS61088 from the load. This solution only requires an additional low-cost comparator, a sense resistor, and a small sized N-MOSFET. With this small amount of additional circuitry, the TPS61088 is protected from being damaged in the output short circuit and over load conditions.

  • 2.7V to 4.2V input voltage range
  • 5V/3A, 9V/2A and 12V/1.5A output capability
  • Output short circuit and over load protection
  • True disconnection between input and output during shut down
  • Ideal for power bank, blue-tooth speaker application, etc.
Output voltage options PMP9779.1
Vin (Min) (V) 3.6
Vin (Max) (V) 4.4
Vout (Nom) (V) 9
Iout (Max) (A) 2
Output Power (W) 18
Isolated/Non-Isolated Non-Isolated
Input Type DC
Topology Boost- Integrated Switch
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Test results for the reference design, including efficiency graphs, test prerequisites and more

TIDRN65.PDF (255 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDRN66.PDF (79 K)

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* Test report Output Short-Circuit Protection for the TPS61088 Boost Converter Design Guide May 11, 2016
Technical article Make your power bank more reliable with output short-circuit protection Dec. 06, 2016

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