I am using a open-collector output comparator (ROHM BA8391G) to enable a voltage regulator when Vin > 12V is detected (comparator output will be HIGH when Vin > 12VDC). Vin can be in the range of 12-28V. (Note that I am aware that in reality, the output will not go HIGH until Vin is ~13.4VDC)
I am using a voltage divider circuit to feed Vin to the non-inverting (+) input of the comparator and connecting the 3.3V supply directly to the inverting (-) input. I do not plan on using feedback since the Vin voltages will not be very granular.
Does the 3.3V supply connection to the comparator need a series resistor to limit current? And more generically, when do the inputs need current limiting resistors?
I have seen some examples online that do not have a series resistor. Such as this TI design guide
However, the datasheet for the component says "Excessive input current will flow if a differential input voltage in excess of approximately 0.6V is applied between the input unless some limiting resistance is used." My interpretation of that is that if the difference between the inputs is >0.6V than there can be excessive current flow...? The largest possible difference between the two inputs is when Vin=28V; Vdiff = 3.7V