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Questions tagged [inrush-current]

The high current, that often occurs when first plugging an appliance in the power supply.

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How to prevent voltage droop when discharging a battery?

This is quite an open question, so apologies in advance if you would rather schematics and the like, if you really think this would help I can provide them My problem: boosting from 2x AA Li ...
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Switch mode power supply inrush current protection

I want to design a suitable PCB for my audio amplifier project. The amplifier boards (both left and right channels) will use almost 4 amps at 24 V at full power. I want to use a switch mode based ...
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WS2812 high inrush current in big installation

I have a "big" installation with WS2813 (WS2812b successor) LEDs. The installation encompasses over 350 LEDs which should consume about 21A if all powered on, which should never happen (it's a simply ...
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Does an ac servo motor experience high “inrush current” every time it moves after initial power up

we are currently building a motion platform for an airplane simulator and the linear motion actuators will be driven by 6 servo motors of type: Syntron 3KW AC 380V 130HMB-30100. The datasheet says ...
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What would happen to the turn-on transient if I add a capacitor in parallel to a transformer?

I have a welder with a big air gapped transformer. Input specs: 220V, 3200 W active, 25 A total (cos Phi 0.56). Output specs: at full load 110 A welding current. I haven't checked whether output is DC ...
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Why does my Inrush Current Limitation not work sufficiently?

I have a battery powered application and want to somehow "protect" the battery from seeing too high currents. For that I have introduced a serial resistor to limit inrush current. After a certain time ...
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Voltage Drop due to inrush current

When an air-conditioner is switched on, light bulbs in the house flicker a little. I was told that this is due to the inrush current of the ac. I am assuming that voltage drop is causing the ...
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Inrush control circuit

I am analysing the an eval board circuit for a battery charger IC which has the following inrush control circuit. Question 1: I understand that C22 is used to "slow start" Q6 limit inrush current ...
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Inrush current limiting circuit for a 1.5 MW transformer

I am looking for help with an inrush current limiting circuit for a 1.5 MW transformer as of now the current can reach as high as 10 - 15 kA. I would like to keep the current under 1800 A per phase ...
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Limit in-rush current for DCDC

We are using a Isolated Fixed-Ratio DC-DC Converter from Vicor (http://www.vicorpower.com/documents/datasheets/ds_BCM4414xG0F4440yzz.pdf) that is powered through a 600VDC accumulator. The DCDC powers ...
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24-60V Precharge schematic critique

I'm looking to design a soft-start precharge circuit for starting up circuits with substantial input capacitance (~1.5J @ 24V). The main requirements are: 24-60V compatible Constant current pre-...
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Switching Power Supply - Type of MCB for Inrush Current

it's regarding this PSU from Mean Well: https://www.meanwell.com/Upload/PDF/LRS-350/LRS-350-SPEC.PDF It has a 60A inrush current. My lighting circuit (1.5mm2 wiring) is tied to this PSU supplying ...
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Switching Power Supply - Inrush Current, Input Current, MCB

I am getting several PSUs (LRS-350-24) from Mean Well. Here's the specs: https://www.meanwell.com/Upload/PDF/LRS-350/LRS-350-SPEC.PDF 1) The input current is stated to be 3.4A/230VAC at 88%. 350W ...
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How to choose a DC-DC Converter for a motor with inrush current? (Theory)

I am wondering how to choose a DC-DC converter for a motor. This is a theoretical question for understanding. For example, if I have a converter that can output 5V with a maximum current of 1A. ...
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Cheap alternative to limit inrush current (eg. relay bypassing a fixed resistor or MOSFET)

I'm editing the question because several (great) answers focus on the fact that the LTC3780 module (inside ajustable my power supply) can handle the inrush current (maybe, maybe not). I'm glad to know,...
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Inrush Current problem?

I have a 360W 36V Switch Mode PSU which I am using in a garden lighting system I have designed. I'm in the UK so it's running off 240V therefore can supply about 10A. Each section of the ...
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Choosing inrush current limiting resistor for a mains rectifier

I am having a trouble with a mains rectifier. Simplified schematic: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Only problem I have is that R1 sometime explodes during circuit ...
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AC “chopping” power supply inrush current problem

I've made a simple AC to DC chopping/switching power supply circuit (I'm not sure if it's called that) as shown below. in the left part of circuit (which is the gating/chopping part) when the ...
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LTM8073 integrated DC-DC buck converter issues

I have a board with two LTM8073 "silent switcher µModule regulators" by Analog Devices/Linear Technology being used to provide two separate power supplies. This is a 10-layer dual-sided board that was ...
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Chop Saw Inrush Current Limiter?

I have a Dewalt Metal cutting abrasive saw that tends to open a breaker on starting up. It draws 75A on startup tripping the magnetic part of the breaker and opening it. This circuit is only to stop ...
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5V Switching Regulator Problems

I have a circuit with two supplies. A 19v supply for stepper motors, and a 5v supply for driving the ATMEGA644, 3 stepper motor driver daughter boards, a bluetooth LE daughter board, and 2 ws2812b rgb ...
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Surge Current on PCB

When designing a PCB, do you need to worry about the inrush/surge current or just the continuous/RMS current on the board? Everything I have seen including IPC documentation is for continuous current....
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Microwave oven: How can I temporarily limit the startup load?

Problem: It's a common problem for "NON-inverter" type microwave ovens to pop circuit breakers, and mine is no exception. There could be a huge number of reasons for this. Even though I thought I ...
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How to reduce inrush current for DC Motor in boom barrier gate application?

I'm using 24V 25W 100RPM DC geared motor for boom barrier gate application.So I added an overload protection for that circuit but whenever the motor starts the inrush current is produced and it ...
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Mosfet based inrush current limiter review

Please find below the schematic of a mosfet based inrush current limiter. It works in simulation (Tina TI) but I would like to get your opinion. Do you think the schematic below is a good approach to ...
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Limiting inrush current in N Channel MOSFET power switch

I have a N-MOSFET as power switch like this: I want to add a fuse on the power line but I have few capacitors on the across the load and I am worried that the inrush current might blow the fuse off....
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Inrush current limiter circuit for filament bulb - comparison

Context: A 12V power supply is switching on externally connected 12V filament bulbs. The power supply's load switch implements an electronic resetable fuse (13A/τ=15ms) in case of an external short. ...
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Inrush current into capacitor bank

Given I am charging a 50uF film cap bank to 500V. Do I need a current limiting resistor or some sort of current regulator to minimize inrush current when i first turn on the power supply and/or limit ...
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Apart from speed, do VSD's also alter current?

As I know it, a VSD alters the frequency to change the speed of a motor. I also understand that since the back emf of the rotor is directly proportional to the speed of the rotor, the slower the motor ...
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Decreasing the surge power of the AC loads

I have a pure sine wave inverter 12v to 220v AC, its continues output power is 600VA and the surge power is 1130VA, I want to running my 200W fridge, but unfortunately my fridge surge power is a bit ...
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Reducing surge current in 5V High Side Switch

Re-visiting a prior question I asked a while back. I have a circuit that looks like the following: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab ... and from what I surmised from ...
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MOSFET as inrush current limiter (passthrough parasitic C?)

I have a circuit based on a P-FET which shall limit inrush current (20 mA). However, when turning on the power supply there is always a current peak (30 mA, 5 ms) through the M1. Even if I tie its ...
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Choosing inductor to limit inrush current

I have a 12V DC input to a circuit. There is a 660uF Aluminum cap on the input. The 12 volt source is not in my control and can come from anywhere. So it could be a noisy source or a high current ...
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How to prevent large inrush current without a reset-fuse

In another question (DC-DC booster fails with lead-acid battery source) I described a problem with a DC-DC booster that destroyed itself by dragging a large current when its output was disconnected. ...
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How to limit starting current of a SEPIC based LED driver?

I have designed a SEPIC based LED driver which gives 60 V, 350 mA constant output with a good power factor. It is connected with 220 V AC source.Then I have used full-wave rectifier.After ...
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Does Thyristor (SCR ) works for Inrush current protection?

Does a SCR ie Thyristor work for Inrush current protection in a circuit ?
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Contactor/relay rating for bypass function of soft start circuit

I am designing a soft start circuit for a 70KVA, 70A, 480/230 delta/star transformer, since the fuses kept blowing without. I've been using 3 NTC thermistors rated for 80A in series with the lines ...
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How does the high inrush relay handle the inrush current?

I was searching through the high power relays(16A, 240AC) and found that some manufacturers have high inrush capability relays and that too upto 100A inrush current. Below are some examples (one is ...
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Limiting Inrush on AC/DC converter

I created a simple power supply as shown below that results in an unregulated 50VDC which is what I desire. The transformer is rated for 1000VA. It works ... but only if you're lucky enough to turn it ...
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Capacitor for handling startup current of DC-DC converter shows different behavior

I’m using a 5V DC-DC converter to step-up a coin cell (Nominal Voltage: 3V) to 5V which did not work. I suspected that the high startup current of the converter was causing the Cell voltage to drop, ...
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Surprising Inrush Current on a MOSFET Switch?

I have the following P-ch MOSFET switch used to supply a 12V, 6-20A load: When I enabled the switch, I measured the following voltage drops across +12VDC & +12VDC_GR. The yellow line is +12VDC (...
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inconsistent inrushmeasurment depending on “power plug”

I'm measuring inrush current with a current probe ( tektronix P6303) that is connected with an amplifier between, which is powered by an AC line before it's connected to an oscilloscope. I got some ...
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Pc power supply Ac in rush current overloading inverter

I have a PC consuming 400 watts hooked up to a 220 VAC automatic backup 1500VA 12V dc inverter since AC grid line is not 24/7 in my country. The main problem is that sometimes when the AC power goes ...
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Inrush current switch with thyristor?

Background: I've a problem where I need to measure the inrush current of some parallel DC/DC converters in a system where the input voltage may vary between 360-600Vdc on start up. The inrush current ...
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Handling transformer inrush current where load varies greatly and is often switched on and off

WHAT AND WHY: I've finally built a isolated supply with a current limiting bulb for my bench. The transformer is a Triad Magnetics VPT230-4350 torrid, 8.5 amps max on the output, 1:1 ratio (home page, ...
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Inductor Inrush Current Rating

I am experimenting with the simple circuit shown below and was wondering how to ensure that the inductor used would handle the inrush current. My reasoned solution is the following: I solved for ...
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Comparing rated, stall, and inrush current in DC motor

I see the definitions of them are: Rated current: maximum current the motor draws (or some says the maximum current the motor can endure?) Stall current: the current the motor draws when hold ...
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Soft-Start Circuit with Premature Loading

BACKGROUND I am designing a board to convert high voltage (~400V) DC down to medium voltage (~30V) DC to provide power to subsequent boards. In its simplest form, my board will consist of the DC/DC ...
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Mosfet amp spike in SPICE when connecting power

When powering this circuit I get a 150 microsecond rush of current at 120 amps. Is this a real issue with mosfets? Additional info: I've been playing with N and P channel slow start mosfet circuits ...
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Mains switch arc - multiple smpsu inrush current

I am working on a design that consists of a mains power entry module which is a filtered, fused mains switch. This switches the live and neutral conductors to feed 4 switch mode power supplies. Each ...