Questions tagged [over-voltage-protection]

Additional internal or add-on parts to a fixed voltage regulator to prevent the output voltage from exceeding a preset limit if internal voltage regulation fails. Some OVP designs include an SCR to short the output and blow a fuse, rather than risk damage to downstream hardware.

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Overvoltage protection Piezo Harvester

I have a piezo harvester, capable of creating spikes of 50+Volts. My harvesting circuit which will be connected to the harvester output, has a maximum rating of 20Volts. Therefore I need some kind of ...
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Multicell overvoltage protection with op amps, how to get rid of oscillating behavior?

Still a beginner in analog electronics, so excuse me for being inaccurate. Also I am playing with circuitjs@falstad.com which might not be the most accurate sim... I wanted to provide a very sharp ...
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Op-amp based over-current protection circuit not operating as expected

I am trying to make an over-current protection circuit using an LM358 opamp and an N-type Mosfet. I have only done it on Proteus simulation, not in real life. The problem I am having is that the ...
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14.8V LiPo Battery Protection

Disclaimer: This is my very first time I have to work with batteries so I have basically no idea whatsoever. I need to protect a 14.8V LiPo Battery from overcharging/overdischarging. I have looked up ...
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ADC protection best practice

Say you were wanting to measure a signal with a higher voltage than the ADC could handle. Is there some best practice or commonly used circuitry that goes beyond a simple voltage divider to protect ...
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Can I extend the allowed Vin range of a voltage detector IC with a simple zener shunt regulator?

I'm trying to solve a particular corner case in the behaviour of a system I designed. The issue can be boiled down to this: I don't want a particular LDO to operate if it's input voltage is below 4V (...
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exceed drain-source voltage on mosfet

what happens if I exceed the maximum rating of the drain-to-source voltage of an N-MOSFET I am using NTNS3C94NZ so 12 V in this case datasheet: https://www.onsemi.com/pub/Collateral/NTNS3C94NZ-D....
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Why Zener diode doesn't fire at specified voltage?

I have the following schematic, which would be used as a over-voltage and reverse polarity protection: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Both D1 and D2 are rated at ...
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pulled down io protection from overvoltage

I need to protect my IC's io form overvoltage(default is 5v). The pin has the capability to source 10 mA and sink 25mA I tought of using a tvs diode(between pin and gnd) and a resistor(330r from pin ...
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Over voltage protection without shorting the Output to GND during Over voltage

Here is the circuit diagram i am referring. Vin_12v_ext - Max 12V; Batt_V = max 5.4V; Vin_ext_12v_gen is either Vin_12v_ext or batt_v; 5v_reg - is either generated by an on board regulator or ...
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resistor placement for zener diode for over voltage protection

i have searched in over voltage protection (like mosfet ) , i wanted to use zener diode parallel so it wont dissipate power unless in over voltage protection , but its power is low so i read that i ...
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Input circuit for MCP3004

I am designing an ADC board for Raspberry Pi using the MCP3004 ADC chip. Please see my circuit below. This circuit is intended to measure voltages form 0 to 10V, to have overvoltage protection (Vin&...
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Protected Li-ion batteries charging / discharging in parallel?

since there is no longer good source of high quality pouch flat type Li ion cells, I am considering to use high new smartphone batteries from service packs. I need bigger capacity - about 10 - 20 Ah,...
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How do surge protectors interact with existing circuit protection?

I recently bought a power strip with a surge protector and it came with this warning. Do not install this product if there is not at least 10 meters (30 feet) or more of wire between the ...
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Limiting voltage transients with a TVS diode

My goal is to suppress transient voltage spikes from damaging the 5V, 600mA Step-Down Voltage Regulator D36V6F5. I believe the transients are a result of high inductance in the wires between the power ...
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Transient current capacity of sacrifical Zener diode

The common wisdom is that Zener diodes are suited for only very low power surge protection because of their low current capacity. But what about where it was used as a sacrificial device for clamping ...
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Has there ever been a case of overvoltage in a power grid?

Every now and again we read about blackouts, where the voltage of the power grid drops and the infrastructure is paralyzed. But have there ever been cases where the power grid experienced a massive ...
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How to select components for crowbar circuit?

I need to make a protection circuit for over voltages (protect from more than 5V, protect from 6V to 30V) and current(protect from more than 5A) Could you please suggest components for following ...
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Overvoltage and reverse polarity protection

There are two well-known circuits well described in the Internet, including this site: Reverse polarity protection with P-channel MOSFET; Overvoltage protection with SCR and Zener (so-called "...
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Crowbar circuit fuse placement

I'd like to use the below circuit to protect my device from overvoltage. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab D1 is rated to 15V. SCR1 is supposed to be ON Semi MCR100-8G ...
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Overvoltage Protection Circuit for 5V limit

I found surfing internet an overvoltage protection circuit where I need to choose the value of R1 and D1 to set the value of the trip voltage to protect the load circuit. How should I correctly ...
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GPIO over voltage input protection

I want to design a circuit that can protect GPIO of the microcontroller from high voltages.the GPIO connects externally to mechanical switch. So my approach was to use zener diode to clamp the high ...
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Trouble understanding overvoltage protection circuit

I am working on a DALI circuit and came across this app note. App note gives a schematic which is supposed to protect the circuit in case someone connects 220 VAC wires to the DALI lines. Schematic ...
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Designing an effective power supply for embedded products

I'm currently designing several embedded microcontroller products to be powered from a wall outlet. I plan to use wall-wart power supplies to give an input of approximately 5-9V DC but I want the ...
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Analog input over-voltage protection using Schottky and Zener Diodes. Can it work?

I'm developing an analog input module based on TI's ADS8668 and want to protect the input channels from over-voltage. According to the datasheet, each analog input channel withstands voltages from -...
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Designing reverse and overvoltage protection at 3.3V

I have a barrel jack powered design that I'm making, but I would like to prevent damage in the case of reverse polarity (sleeve is positive instead of negative) and overvoltage (plugging in a 12V ...
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If an MCB protects from overcurrent, which device protects from overvoltage?

In the context of whole house protection devices used in distribution panel, if an MCB protects from overcurrent, which device protects from overvoltage? Surge Protection Devices (SPD) can only ...
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Polyfuse with Crowbar for Over Voltage

I am looking to add overvoltage protection to a circuit of mine. A standard way of doing this is with a crowbar circuit with a fuse to blow when tripped, thus disconnecting the circuit. However, I ...
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Running 3.3v over a USB, How to protect against 5V input

I am running 3.3V over a USB cable from circuit A to supply voltage to another circuit B. I am worried that someone may plug 5V into this line and fry my board(s) There are two scenarios. 5V ...
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How to protect against line transients?

I am designing a circuit that can detect if a cable is connected to mains voltage (e.g. via an external relay or switch). The device will be installed in electric cabinets. The circuit is tested and ...
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Radio module resetting when fluorescent tube switched on/off

I have a PCB powered by an IRM-30-12 power supply (230VAC to 12VDC). On this PCB, I have a MRF24J40MD from Microchip and a Udooneo to drive it + a 5VDC regulator and the 3.3VDC of the Udooneo. After ...
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Should I include over-voltage protection for a 3.63V max device using a Lithium-SOCl2 3.65V battery?

When designing an ultra-low-power device that is powered by a primary lithium battery, is it necessary to include over-voltage protection? Specifically, I am using a Microchip (Atmel) SAML21J which ...
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Voltage monitor circuit (reverse polarity protection with high voltage cut-off)

I want to make a circuit which performs these tasks: 1) Protect the load against reverse polarity. 2) Protect the load against over voltage. Load = Raspberry pi Reason for this circuit - Pi is not ...
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How do I size a zener diode for use as a freewheel diode for a ZVS induction heater?

My electronics experience is "hobbyist" and I'm in some new territory with this question, so forgive me if this question turns out to have an easy answer or prove to be dumb. I have a basic ZVS ...
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Why do protective relays have a delay?

6I am a software engineer with a small amount of experience in electrical engineering that has been tasked with designing an embedded OS for a IDMT relay (uni project). However, I don't understand ...
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Protect ADC input from over-voltage with Schottky diodes

Alan Walsh on this article has suggested using Schottky diodes to protect ADC input from over-voltage, the circuit looks like below: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab ...
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Overvoltage Protection for Battery Charger

I'm trying to come up with some form of precise overvoltage protection between battery chargers and batteries between 12V and 48V batteries. I have 12 and 24 sorted using different methods: crowbar ...
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Overvoltage protection circuit - Serial zener diodes and op-amp

I need to prevent people from plugging in batteries with incorrect voltage. The 2 cell LiPo with voltage range from 6.4 to 9.8 V is alright, EN=1. But 3 cell LiPo is too much and I need the below ...
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Why would this (simple) over voltage protection circuit raise the output voltage?

as a beginner I have recreated this circuit: I found it in this guide, and I was hoping it would work as intended but instead it gave me some weird results. I connected power to the circuit and ...
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Overvoltage protection with zener - How do you get a sharp knee clamp for analog input?

I'm working with an MCU that sees a 0-5V input range. I have a possibility where they may accidentally see 12V (user error). My problem is this analog input using a 5V Zener has a knee that isn't as ...
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Smart undervoltage protection

what is the simplest way to regulate the min DC voltage in a circuit? ...
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Understanding STEVAL-ILM001V1 DALI transceiver schematic + adding protections

I'm working on implementing a DALI bus interface circuit. DALI has a few specifics that make this tricky: The device should draw at most 2mA when receiving, it transmits by shorting the bus (250mA is ...
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Over voltage protection for a buck controller 24V in. 4-5V out

Please see Image below, if the output votlage here is 4-5V with current out 3A-15A(depending on LOAD). Could I stick a Zener diode to clamp any over voltages to protect the load from over voltages? ...
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USB Overvoltage and ESD protection

lets say, i am using a LTC4361 ic to protect an usb device from overvoltage and -current. Top Left is GND, below is VBUS, +5V is protected output. How would i deal with ESD protection for the 5V line?...
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Will my zener diode work again with a polyfuse after a overvoltage?

I am trying to make a simple overvoltage & current limiting circuit for my PCB. I made the following circuit. The zener will break down and conduct current to ground. Since its resistance has ...
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overvoltage protection of opamps

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I see diodes arranged like D1 and D2 sometimes used to prevent nuisance tripping of a power supply's internal overvoltage protection ...
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Over-voltage protection system for a 7 - 20 A Load with 4 - 5.5 V output from PSU

The power supply used on the product, is a DC-DC buck controller 24 V in (3 - 5.5 V out). I need some suggestions to help protect a load (LED Display) which draws roughly 5 - 15 A the power supply on ...
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How much buffer room is required for a varistor?

I am working on a circuit board design that uses a fuse resistor for protecting from short circuits and a varistor to protect from over voltage. The board is a simple power supply of only a few watts. ...
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Voltage regulator and loss of ground

I have a design that has a +24VDC supply, a 7805 voltage regulator converting it to 5 volts and then a microcontroller and some peripherals behind the regulator. The design and the 24V supply ...
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Digital voltage stabilizer relay diagram

I am using this voltage stabilizer relay diagram below, which provides a 16 step-up level. I need to edit it, so that I can made it to work as step-down in case of high voltages such as 245 and above. ...