LTC4414 - 36V, Low Loss PowerPath Controller for Large PFETs


  • Designed Specifically to Drive Large QG PFETs
  • Very Low Loss Replacement for Power Supply OR’ing Diodes
  • 3.5V to 36V AC/DC Adapter Voltage Range
  • Minimal External Components
  • Automatic Switching Between DC Sources
  • Low Quiescent Current: 30µA
  • 3V to 36V Battery Voltage Range
  • Limited Reverse Battery Protection
  • MOSFET Gate Protection Clamp
  • Manual Control Input
  • Space Saving 8-Lead MSOP Package

Typical Application

LTC4414 Typical Application
LTC4414 Typical Application


The LTC4414 controls an external P-channel MOSFET to create a near ideal diode function for power switchover. This permits highly efficient OR’ing of multiple power sources for extended battery life and low self- heating. When conducting, the voltage drop across the MOSFET is typically 20mV. For applications with a wall adapter or other auxiliary power source, the load is automatically disconnected from the battery when the auxiliary source is connected. Two or more LTC4414s may be interconnected to allow switchover between multiple batteries or charging of multiple batteries from a single charger.

The wide supply operating range supports operation from one to eight Li-Ion cells in series. The low quiescent current (30µA typical) is independent of the load current. The gate driver includes an internal voltage clamp for MOSFET protection.

The STAT pin can be used to enable an auxiliary P-channel MOSFET power switch when an auxiliary supply is detected. This pin may also be used to indicate to a microcontroller that an auxiliary supply is connected. The control (CTL) input enables the user to force the primary MOSFET off and the STAT pin low.

The LTC4414 is available in a low profile 8-lead MSOP package.


CAD Symbols and Footprints: The downloadable Zip file below contains the schematic symbol and PCB footprints.

For complete and up to date package information and drawings, please refer to our packaging page

Part Number Package Code Temp Package
LTC4414EMS8#PBF MS-8 MS8 E 05-08-1660 Yes
LTC4414EMS8#TRPBF MS-8 MS8 E 05-08-1660 Yes
LTC4414IMS8#PBF MS-8 MS8 I 05-08-1660 Yes
LTC4414IMS8#TRPBF MS-8 MS8 I 05-08-1660 Yes

LTC4414 Package Drawing

Order Info

  • Part numbers ending in PBF are lead free. Solder plated terminal finish (SnPb) versions are non-standard and special terms and conditions and pricing applies if available. Please contact LTC marketing for information.
  • Part numbers containing TR or TRM are shipped in tape and reel or 500 unit mini tape and reel, respectively
  • Please refer to our general ordering information or the product datasheet for more details

Package Variations and Pricing

Part Number Package Temp Price
LTC4414EMS8#PBF MS-8 E $2.64 $1.85 Yes
LTC4414EMS8#TRPBF MS-8 E $1.91 Yes
LTC4414IMS8#PBF MS-8 I $2.93 $2.05 Yes
LTC4414IMS8#TRPBF MS-8 I $2.11 Yes
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DC1635A LTC4412 / LTC4414 Demo Board u VIN1=2.5V to 36V / VIN2= 5V to 36V , V OUT1 @ 2A / V OUT2 @ 8A $75.00
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