reverse-current protection

reverse-current protection

[ri′vərs ¦kə·rənt prə‚tek·shən]
(electricity)
A device which senses when there is a reversal in the normal direction of current in an electric power system, indicating an abnormal condition of the system, and which initiates appropriate action to prevent damage to the system.
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The AP91352 provides undervoltage lockout, overvoltage clamp, thermal shutdown and reverse-current protection for downstream power components to prevent damage and premature component failure.
The LT3081 s internal protection circuitry includes reverse input protection, reverse-current protection, internal current limiting and thermal shutdown.