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# LMS33460: LMS33460

Part Number: LMS33460
Other Parts Discussed in Thread: TIDA-00173,

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Reference document : TIDA-00173

This circuit can handle an input voltage up to 1200 V. (HV+ point at below circuit)

In that case, the current flowing through the series input stage is 99 µA at 1200 V input. At lower input voltages, a smaller current will flow.

Additionally, the Zener diode will clamp the voltage to ensure there is always 7.5 V between D32 and ground. I have studied the LMS33460 and confirmed that it detects overvoltage when the input voltage exceeds the threshold.

However, I predict that due to the Zener diode, the voltage will remain constant at 7.5 V.

1. If the input voltage increases to 1300 V, will the voltage between D32 and ground also rise?

2. If the answer to question 1 is yes, then if the six series resistors of 2M are changed to 1.8M, a larger current will flow at 1200 V. In that case, will overvoltage be detected at a lower voltage?

3. Last, Please also explain in detail the criteria for selecting the value of the pull-up resistor.

• Hi Seungpyo,

1. When input voltage increases to 1300V, the voltage at D32 cathode reaches >7.5V and it will begin shunting the extra current to clamp the voltage to 7.5V at the cathode.

3. The pull-up resistor value of 511kOhms should be fine as the device only needs an input supply of 3.6uA max so the 99uA leaves plenty of extra current to drive the 2N700 FET.

Thanks,
Joshua

• Is the value of approximately 100 µA in the figure below corresponding to the knee current? So, if the voltage increases further, the current increases and the voltage corresponding to Vz is applied?

Also, if a 2M resistor is replaced with a 1.8M resistor, will OV be detected at a lower voltage rather than at 1300 V?

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