I am working on a design with 2 12V power supply, one external and one from a battery. The current needed is about 7-8A. I could have use schottky or simple diode to protect one supply from another but my objective was to manage supply, to use battery only in case of failure from external supply.
I made a small design using PMOS as switch, and it is mostly working fine if I do not connect supplies from one to another.
I have few points that I have trouble understanding.
When the switch between Vsupply and Vbat happens, LTspice shows a huge current surge drawn from one supply to another. I do not understand from where it might come from.
I also have a voltage difference of about 1V between the output and the supply. I assume this voltage is due to the selected PMOS, but I do not understand which parameters as an impact on the design. I have selected those PMOS randomly.
If you have any suggestion regarding the selected components, I am interested.(The amplifier has to have an extremely low supply current).
- Also, as I am low on space for my PCB, I was thinking about using SOIC Dual PMOS (such as DMP3036). But when I look at the datasheet I see a Maximum Continuous Body Diode Forward Current of 3A. I don't understand where this current impact the design. I do think that in my design, it will reduce the maxium current supplied by each source, but I am not sure. What is the difference with the drain current ?