Protecting against reverse polarity: Methods examined, Part 2

Figure 8. The Series MOSFET Method

Method 6: Schottky to Ground

The Schottky to Ground method is nearly identical to the Diode to Ground method described above. It requires that the potential source of reverse polarity be well understood, and that the Schottky be sized accordingly.

Compared to the Diode to Ground method, the Sc[......]

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