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MAX3232: Current consumption at Standby mode power off mode and data transfer mode

Part Number: MAX3232

Hi Team,

I would like to know the Standby current, current when powered off , and max current when MAX3232EIPWR is transmitting.

Since we are using it in a battery operated device its very necessary for me to know all these currents kindly help.


  • Hi Karthik,

    The current draw of the device when transmitting depends on the bitrate and load of the output. You can refer to the graph in this post for an estimate:
    Also let me know what values you're using if you'd like a specific estimate.

    The device doesn't have a standby or reduced power mode. What condition will the device be under in these states?