Driving PMOS with Window Comparator

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by rahdirs, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. rahdirs

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    May 22, 2013
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    Hi all,

    I designed an inverting type of window-comparator i.e. if the input is between the two limits,output is low.This is shown in schematic 1 & works fine.

    But when i use the fact that output is low when input is between the two limits to drive a PMOS,then some-how the voltage doesn't drop to zero even within the window.What am i missing here ???

    Don't be worried about battery over there,i'll use a charge-controller to limit current.
     
  2. crutschow

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    Mar 14, 2008
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    Your are missing the fact that the diodes block any reverse current so there is nothing to discharge the gate capacitance and pull the PMOS gate voltage low. Add a 10k resistor from the gate to ground.
     
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