The circuit below is based on the answer to this question, which i find to be suitable for my application.
3.3VDC is the main supply for the circuit, with 3.6V 1/2AA battery for backup, as defined by the product requirement. The load is basically three switches which should be powered by the main supply until there is an outage, in which case the battery takes over.
In seletcting the Diode, i picked the panasonic DB3X313N with a Vf of 0.55V, this will drope the 3.3V supply to 2.75V which will still work, as the logic input will detect a high.
For the FET, I choose Infineon-BSS84P-DS , with a Vgs(th) of 1-2V.
The load is basically three switches with 10k pull up resistors, so the currrent draw is minimal.
I would like to ask:
- Will this circuit function as expected, i.e. to supply the load from the 3.3V source and only source from the 3.6V battery when the mains source is unavailable.
- If so, then is my choice of diode and FET suitable for this circuit, expecially with the FET, as i've not worked with FETs before.