# I can't find the values of the currents

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Oussama Zaidi, Jun 29, 2016.

1. ### Oussama Zaidi Thread Starter Member

Mar 1, 2016
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Hi
The picture below is on page 7 of the datasheet of TL497, it is a switching regulator that I use as an inverting regulator (it has an inverting mode) to generate -24V from 12V in input, in the first designing equation on this page I have 2 unknowns "I(pk)" and "Io max" I don't know how can I find their values ?? In the datasheet it is wrote that I(pk) maximum value is 500mA so if I(pk) in the equation means 500mA why they didn't write 500mA simply unless of I(pk) also I(pk) max value is 500mA it can be lower than that and if 500mA means the "Io max" then I(pk) value will be 3A for VI=12V and |Vo|=24V which is impossible because I(pk) max =500mA. I hope I explained well.
datasheet:http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/405/tl497a-405896.pdf

2. ### shteii01 AAC Fanatic!

Feb 19, 2010
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It might be other way around. You know what your load will be, you know how much voltage it will need, you know how much current it will need. It would make sense to plug those two values in and find the Ipeak. Then compare the calculated Ipeak to the 500 mA specification. Note that they show less than 500 mA, not less or equal to. So you definitely want to be below the 500 mA requirement.