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LT6105 Current Sense Amplifier Monitors Both +15V and -15V Supplies

Greg Zimmer - Senior Product Marketing Engineer Sep 7th 2007

The input common mode range of the LT6105 also makes it suitable for monitoring either positive or negative supplies. The circuit below shows one LT6105 applied as a simple positive supply monitor, and another LT6105 as a simple negative supply monitor. Note that the schematics are practically identical and both have outputs conveniently referred to ground. The only requirement for negative supply monitoring, in addition to the usual constraints of the absolute maximum ratings, is that the negative supply to that LT6105 be at least as negative as the supply it is monitoring.

LT6105 +/-15V Current Monitor

 


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