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Programmable current-limit switches protect host devices from faulty loads

Sunnyvale, Calif.—Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX14523A/MAX14523B/MAX14523C, a family of adjustable current-limit switches.

These overcurrent limiters offer a ±10% accurate current limit that can be programmed from 250mA to 1500mA with an external resistor. The MAX14523A/B/C protect host devices against damage caused by faulty load conditions, and provide reverse-current blocking to prevent current from being dumped back into the source. These tiny devices have a very low shutdown current (0.5microamps).

Applications include cell phones, MP3 players, and other battery-powered applications.

Packaged in a lead-free, 3mm x 3mm, 8-pin TDFN, the MAX14523A/B/C are fully specified over the -40°C to +125°C automotive temperature range.

Pricing: Starts at $1.26 (1000-up, FOB USA).
Availability: Now.
Datasheet: click here.

Maxim Integrated Products, www.maxim-ic.com

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