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LM74721-Q1: Using LM74721 as just a load switch without using ideal diode FET.

Part Number: LM74721-Q1


Is it possible to remove the ideal diode FET and connecting the anode and cathode together and only using the load disconnect as a load switch?



  • Hi Keshav,

    Yes, LM7472x-Q1 can be used in Load switch only configuration as shown below. Short A and C together to the power path and leave the GATE pin floating. 


    May we know why you are considering using LM74721-Q1 to drive load switch FET while we have other controllers like Hotswaps which can do this job ? Is it because of the low Iq offered by the LM7472x-Q1 ?