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Using of 2 ganged FBs ADD5211

Question asked by Kaos on Jul 30, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 2, 2016 by Graeme

Dear Sir/Madam,


Our customer is studying with your ADD5211 LED driver.

So I got a question.



Our customer will design with 2FB gang of sink(open drain) pins.

Such as Fig-23 following.

And he will sink the current by FB1+FB2 and FB3+FB4.

Max sink current is 200mA per 1FB.

So in this case, FB1+FB2=200mA+200mA=400mA.

Also FB3+FB4=200mA+200mA=400mA.

Is this correct?

Otherwise should we think the derating as eg;360mA(90%) ?


Can he drive this sink 400mA continuously no problem?

Of course I will comment to put enough heat sink pad on PWB for heat dissipation.

Another comment?


Thanks Kaos