Questions tagged [power-dissipation]

Anything related to power dissipation in electrical and electronic circuits and components, i.e. the process in which electrical energy is converted to heat when current flows through them.

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Can PCB dissipate heat from MOSFET so that a heatsink is not needed

I am using a DMP3007 as a reverse polarity and over voltage MOSFET. The maximum planned load is 10 A and voltage may vary as the load is a constant current load. simulate this circuit – ...
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With a constant-current, constant-voltage power supply, does the total length of the wire affect the heat produced per metre?

This seems like it should be obvious, but I can't seem to get my head around it. If I have a length of wire 7 metres long and it has a total resistance across its whole length of 2 ohms, and I connect ...
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use of power dissipation in transistor and using higher current rated transistor

I am using using a PNP transistor in one of my application to switch on and off the boost convertor. My requirement for collector current is 500mA. My question is does it matter if I use 500mA/600mA/...
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SiC MOSFETS power dissipation; for heat sink sizing

I want to calculate the max. power dissipated for SiC Mosfet in a 6.6KW CLLLC resonant converter with full bridges on primary and secondary sides. Let's consider the case when the input voltage is ...
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Is power dissipation for SMD resistor rated only for air dissipation or air + PCB?

I know that PCB with good copper area will dissipate much more heat than air surrounding the resistor. However, the datasheet for Yageo resistors is vague about whether the dissipation ratings take ...
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Very hot live pin on kettle plug

I moved my kettle just after boiling it yesterday and noticed the live pin was very hot. None of the other pins are hot. It's a bs 1363 type plug and socket. And a <2 year old kettle. After a full ...
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How to create a design that uses specific % of DFF and LUT count in FPGA to measure power dissipation?

I want to create a design which does not perform any specific useful function but utilizes specified amount of logic resource in the FPGA e.g 50% DFF and LUT or 50% DFF and 25% LUT e.t.c. I shall then ...
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Heat sink sizing for LDMOS

There are many heatsink calculation Q&A's on SE that I've looked through. One very reasonable answer tells me that I can calculate heatsink C/W as follows: $$\frac{T_j - T_a}{P_d} - R_{JC} = R_{...
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Power Dissipation - Sizing up Power Supply Needed

I wanted to understand what size power supply is needed for the following: I am getting confused with the Icc value and Ioh,Iol etc values in the datasheet. My question is, how much current will I ...
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CAN physical layer fault conditions Short circuit to battery on CANH and CANL lines analysis

In case of short circuit to battery on CANH, would the current flow as analysed below ? This is in the case of CAN transceiver TJA1042T and I got the internal block of the transciever by NXP. Data ...
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How to be sure that a ceramic capacitor can manage a RMS current?

I'm in the middle of a design and I need a capacitor of: 10µF Rated at 10V Has to handle a ripple current of 250mA RMS, at 400kHz Most electrolytic capacitor data sheets give a maximum RMS value for ...
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How can I determine PD for given impulse, based on transient thermal impedance for BJT?

I have (selected) a BJT to work with rectified mains application. Transistor is PBHV9560Z (600 V, 0.5 A PNP) https://assets.nexperia.com/documents/data-sheet/PBHV9560Z.pdf Under normal operation ...
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Can Quartus help the user find out power saving if one uses clock control block to disable clock?

The clock control block can be used to disable clock to a section of the design thereby achieving clock gating. Can Quartus help the user find out how much saving such a measure will help achieve in ...
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Power dissipation calculation for FPGA-ADC interface

An FPGA can be interfaced with an ADC using CMOS or LVDS. Is there a way to use simulation to predict the power dissipation of the I/O blocks for a given operating frequency for this interface? If so, ...
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Maximal power dissipation of the resistances in this circuit

Assuming I have this circuit below with : Ic = 200mA , β = 100 , UCE = 15 V So with some calculations : Ib = 2mA , R1 = 4k7 Ohm , R2 = 75 Ohm If I want to calculate the power dissipation of both URV1 ...
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How can FPGA differential signal use lower power when it has two lines instead of one?

I am a bit confused about differential signaling on FPGAs. I am trying to figure out how does power dissipation in FPGA differential signaling compare with power dissipation in FPGA single ended ...
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Can I choose a heatsink based on its thermal design power (TDP) for cooling LED chips?

I am confused about TDP ratings and what they refer to actually. The reason I am confused is because most modern CPUs and GPUs, although not ideal, are able to sustain very high temperatures (80 C or ...
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Power input connector for power distribution board

I have been looking at several different power distribution module designs and the all seems to use a large bolt for the main power input. I am curious what these connectors are called and how they ...
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Power dissipated between two points

In the follwing, if the power dissipated between a and b is 210 watts, what is the value of Vb?
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How does complex loading affect an op amp's power dissipation

I'm trying to calculate power dissipation in a complex load. I know that the power loss due to the resistive component is dissipated, and that the power loss due to the reactive component is canceled ...
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TTL Gates Power Dissipation Values

I am not finding any datasheets that provide clear information about the power dissipation of some gates of the 74LS series: 08, 02, 04, 00, 32 and 86. Can someone help?
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Reduce DC power supply for battery charging

I have a DC power supply from either a WIFI router or printer (not sure) rated for 13.5V @ 1.2A output. This is a replacement charger for an electric ride on car as it was originally 6V and I've ...
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Comparing power consumption of different FPGAs

I want to compare power dissipation of FPGAs from different vendors, the I/O count and the logic resource shall be matched as close as possible when choosing the FPGAs. I want to create a trivial ...
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Lower duty cycle less efficient?

Assume you have a DC voltage V, ideal switch (no switching losses) operating at some frequency f and duty cycle ...
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Over voltage protection IC keeps burning

I am currently working on a project where over voltage protection is necessary. I made a test circuit using an LP5300 (SOT23-6 type.) https://datasheet.lcsc.com/szlcsc/1912111437_LOWPOWER-...
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Mosfet Thermal Resistance calculation

I went through the application notes of infineon and TI. In the datasheet on the MOSFET, there is a junction to case Thermal Resistance given. Can we use these values to calculate the power ...
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P-MOSFET power dissipation spike when turning off (10 - 100khz)

I designing battery charging circuit, I found the following step down converter for charging. The target is to charge a battery with 3-4 A, but the P-FET (NTF2955) becomes very hot at 0.5 amps: I ...
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Finding the power dissipation in a wye-connection given resistors

The problem that I'm attempting to solve is the following: Three 1000 Ω resistors are connected in Y to a 200-Vac line. The power dissipation of the Y combination would be _____W. a. 42 b. 41 c. 40 d....
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Why do I get such high values when calculating the power dissipation of MOSFET in boost-converter circuit?

I'm a hobbist interested in electronics so I don't have any "professional" training on that. Currently I'm trying to design a boost converter and now I'm stuck at some calculations. I wonder ...
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Calculate voltage drop across Linear MOSFET in saturation region

Considering the below schematic, how is the voltage drop across the MOSFET calculated when it is operated in the saturation region? I am trying to calculate the power dissipated by the MOSFET so that ...
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Can I exceed the 120mA per channel on the TLC5940 if I use external resistors in series with LEDs?

Datasheet The TLC5940 drives 16 channels of LEDs at constant current using PWM. I assume the 120mA limitation per channel as described in the datasheet has to do with how much power the HTSSOP ...
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Am I calculating my shunt FET power dissipation correctly?

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I'm designing an LED driver circuit that requires very fast PWM switching at a high resolution (10bit at 30khz requiring a minimum ...
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High thermal load PCB for short duration

I got 30 buck converters on 4 layer pcb (70x130mm). Each will dissipate ~2W for typically 30 seconds followed by a very long break >10min, and I'm worried about overheating. Although it is not a ...
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overloading rated current capability of a connector

If each connetion of a screw terminal (the one in question in the picture) is rated for 3A at 380V, is it probably safe to use each one for 12A at 12V? Is there a way to work this out? Thanks
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Reconciling power dissipation and output characteristic of BJT

From the datasheet of 2SC1384 I got the following characteristics. I plan to use this transistor in an RF amplifier. The power dissipation characteristic sets a limit on the dissipated power of the ...
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How to provide a 5 volt rail from 24 volt source

Edit: Added practical observations at bottom. I need to provide power to an ESP8266 12E NodeMCU board, and my "raw" power is a 24 volt "wall-wart" PSU. My first thought was just to use a 7805 with a ...
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Power dissipation of TLC6C5712-Q1 LED Driver IC

I am using this TI LED Driver IC to drive 9 LEDs I want to calculate the Power Dissipation of the Resistor (20k 1% 0402) which I have connected to the IREF pin. To calculate the power dissipation of ...
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Power dissipated in resistor

I have the following problem: Consider the graph below What is the power dissipation in a 75 \$\Omega\$, when the voltage across it is the plotted voltage above? Okay, so my idea was to split the ...
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Given the surface area, volume, and temperature of an IC, can you calculate how much power is dissipated?

Assume the temperature of the IC is uniform and constant and the surface area and volume are known. Can you calculate from these values the power dissipated by the IC through heat? If not, what ...
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Power dissipation BJT transistor as voltage follower

Following the discussion from this thread I am finalizing my calculations. I am not sure that I am calculating the power dissipation correctly. Given the following circuit I need to operate the opamp ...
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Diode selection for step-down Converter

I have built quite some buck converters for ~3A@3-5V (~1MHz, 24V Input) and I always used schottky diodes due to their low forward voltage drop (and therefore low power dissipation during free ...
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SPICE IC model in-circuit power dissipation

I'm looking into a way to calculate the power dissipation of any arbitrary IC in circuit on SPICE. I eventually hope to create simple scripts that can list power dissipation of the device and ...
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Heat Dissipation Calculation for MOSFET

My challenge at the moment is dissipating 60A of load current through an array of MOSFETs. Here are my specs: No cooling fans Heatsinks allowed, if needed FET and/or heatsink cannot attach to the ...
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Possibility of dissipating 20 W via Nichrome wire safely

I am looking to use 1 foot (0.3 meters) of 32 AWG nichrome wire to dissipate roughly 20 watts of power. Assuming the wire was submersed in still transformer oil, would I be able to do this without ...
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Advice on a voltage measuring circuit

I've been working on a voltage divider circuit that will hopefully allow me to measure voltages between 0-60 kV DC (80 W) as 0-889 volts DC. The voltage divider section that is used to measure the ...
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Calculation of Power Dissipation of Memory ICs and Microcontrollers

Can someone tell me how to calculate the power dissipation of digital ICs like Nand Flash, QSPI NOR Flash and Microcontrollers? For Microcontrollers, we can get the power dissipation for GPIO like, ...
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Should thermal pads be connected to GND or not?

I'm creating a footprint for the TPS2141 (LDO and current limiter) and I wonder if the thermal pad should be connected to the GND plane or if thats a bad idea? Should it just have its own copper zone ...
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Calculating Power Dissipation in a Filter

Apologies in advance if my question seems too basic. I don't really know where to go from here. I understand that power can be calculated as P = IV or P = V^2/R or P = I^2 x R. I think I'm not ...
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Quiescent current vs GND pin current for Linear Regulator IC power dissipation

I want to confirm that, for a linear regulator IC, quiescent current multiplied by the input voltage accounts for the IC power dissipation(including drop-out voltage loss). I ask because the ...
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Heatsink on underside of PCB

I have prototyped some DC-DC converter modules, and they work well. However due to size, I don't have a huge amount of copper pour for them to dissipate their heat. I have used 2oz copper but the ...