RE: PD power
Dave and all,
I agree with your item (3). Please keep in mind that 12.95W is meant to be
steady state power limit. The inrush current to charge up the cap is a
transient condition and should be treated separately.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Dwelley [SMTP:ddwelley@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 11:59 AM
> To: Dieter Knollman; Yair Darshan
> Cc: 'Dieter Knollman'; stds-802-3-pwrviamdi@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: PD power
> Dieter -
> Good point. This could complicate the PD inrush limiter, if the PD has to
> vary its inrush limit to follow the input voltage...
> 1) PD controls its inrush current to keep <12.95W at startup. This is a
> bear for an analog circuit - but it's really easy for a switching
> 2) PD sets inrush current <225mA (12.95W/57v) for all input voltages - but
> now it's a 6.8W PD at 30V...
> 3) We write the spec to waive the 12.95W limit for the first 100ms, and
> allow up to 350mA (or maybe 500mA) for that time. 12.95W after that - easy
> for the switching regulator, once the input cap is charged.
> 3 looks like the only practical answer to me.
> At 09:10 AM 3/27/2001 -0700, Dieter Knollman wrote:
> >I have a problem with your numbers.
> >If the maximum PD power is 12.95 watts, and the minimum PD input voltage
> is 37
> >volts, then the maximum PD current is 350 ma.
> >The PD input voltage varies from 37 to 50 volts with a 7 volt line drop.
> >is an average input of 43.5 volts. At this input voltage the PD is only
> >to draw 300 ma. On a short loop, the PD input could be as high as 57
> >volts. If
> >the PD draws 350 ma at this input, then the PD is consuming 19.95 watts.
> >The point that I am trying to make is that for a 12.95 watt PD, the
> >current is 350 ma. This value occurs only at the longest loop with the
> >voltage. For other cases, the PD current must be less than 350 ma.
> >Having a 350 ma PSE current limit allows the PD to draw at least 12.95
> >If the PD draws more than 350 ma, it is violating the maximum power
> >Hence, there is no need for 500 ma.