I'm designing a system to drive 5 strips of RGB LEDs, it will draw around 25 amps, at 12 volts.
This system is only going to be used by me, and I have the suitable power supply coming in the mail.
In my design I had a Schottky diode from the DC jack to the power regulator to protect against reverse voltage. I'm currently pulling together my BOM and getting ready to order my PCB and the parts, and I can't find a Schottky diode with ratings for what I need. I'm mainly worried about accidentally frying my pre-release MKR 1000 Arduino board I got that I'm using for the project.
My question is, is it worth it to try to find a diode for reverse voltage protection?
This many be too broad or controversial but I wanted to see what you guys think, and if there is any kind of rule-of-thumb that I should be following