For all of these opamps, on the datasheets I see "Output Current" and a value is given for Min and Typ (but not Max). (Page 6 of the LM324/LM324A/LM324K/etc. datasheet, for example)
Am I to assume these really require a minimum output current of 20 mA when sinking!? 1/3 of what I expect is the maximum? (60 mA)
I was under the impression from other posts here that the output current to minimize distortion was on the order of 50 μA (achievable with a 10-100kΩ resistor between the output and ground in addition to the normal load, to ensure that biasing current.). And in fact, I see a 50 μA current regulator in the functional block diagram (on page 10 of the LM324 sheet) between the output pin's node and ground.
So is this parameter really "Maximum Output Current"? But if so why is there a minimum of the maximum but no maximum of the maximum? (Pardon if this is a comical thing to say, haha)