I am working on a design featuring the MP1495S switching regulator. The regulator will take 12V and output 5V. The maximum current I want to allow at the output of the regulator is 3A.
1) I am correct in thinking that this implies a max current of 1.25A at 12V at the input?
I looked at the electrical characteristics of 0ZCG0260FF2C but I don't fully understand how the rated voltage relates to the trip and hold current. They mention "rated current", so they probably mean trip current?
EDIT: I realized I probably need a bidirectional TVS so I also protect against reverse voltage, so I should probably use the SMBJ12CA instead?