Situation: I'm trying to implement a reverse polarity circuit using a p-channel mosfet and a voltage divider using a resistor + schottsky diode. More information here if you need a refresher.
The key point here is that the MOSFET is reversed. The current flows from Drain to Source, first through the internal diode but after turning on through the normal MOSFET path.
I've been reading various datasheets of various MOSFET's and they all seem to indicate that the maximum Vdrain-source voltage is negative. If I took this at face value it means that a MOSFET can't conduct in both directions, which I know to be false. Example.
Can I ignore this negative number and assume it's a maximum rating both ways or is there more at play here?