I have an issue of parts failing.
I am using the INA253A2 on the low (ground) side of a voice coil. I provides the current feedback for the Class A amplifier powering the Voice coil. The power supply for the amplifier is +/-30 volts, 3 amps max.
The entire circuit has operated successfully for sever hours and several power cycles. It is not clear what causes the failures, but they may be associated with power on, or momentary shorts. I have been unable to trap any voltage surges at either end of the voice coil.
After the failure the INA253 output is approximately 0 volts. The sense resistor is still functioning. when I apply a +/- 3 amp square wave to the coil I measure a 12 mv square wave at the IS+ and Vin+ pins.
Has anyone seen this before? If I apply transient suppressing diodes to the inputs, will the performance be affected?