Dragon32 Power-Supply

From: John Honniball <coredump_at_gifford.co.uk>
Date: Wed Nov 24 12:16:16 2004

Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
> Although, not particularly good practice, as long as the
> power dissipation is kept down, this is a design within specifications
> of the part. They have built in current limit and are suppose
> to be able to handle continuous loads in current limit.
> This means that they can be paralleled.

Hmmm... OK, but they still won't be sharing the current equally.
The one that has the lower current-limit point will be at
its full capacity, while the other one will have a smaller
share of the load. At least, that's how I understand it.

> I once talked with some application engineers at National
> about this type of operation.

I'm sure I've seen a note somewhere to the effect "do not
connect in parallel", but of course I've no idea where I
read that!

John Honniball
Received on Wed Nov 24 2004 - 12:16:16 GMT

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