Comparator for supply range 16.8V

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Vindhyachal Takniki, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Vindhyachal Takniki

    Thread Starter Member

    Nov 3, 2014
    1. I have a battery powered application which is powered application from 4S li-ion cell. (12V - 16.8V). I need a comparator for this. Comprator output will drive a mosfet FDS6690A, which is basically in current path.
    2. Comparator has to be very low powered since it is battery powered application. I have checked TLV3701 from texas instrument. Datasheet says it for upto 16V, but absolute max can go upto 17V. Can I use it here?
    3. Another option is to use LT1716(upto 44V), but its current can upto 85uA at 12V. So I haven't consider it yet.
    4. Any other very low powered comparator for 16.8V supply & to drive FDS6690A.
  2. Picbuster

    Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2013
    pls provide more info like a drawing and description what you want to compare and when < => what action to take?
  3. #12


    Nov 30, 2010
    How about this one at 5.5 ua (typical)?
  4. Vindhyachal Takniki

    Thread Starter Member

    Nov 3, 2014
    Attached is the circuit, if I use TLV1701. Have to drive a mosfet which will cut the load current. Input of comaprator has to compare between 3.3V & 1.5V.

    Only problem is at V+ side of comparator, wich exceeds 16V limit.

    Looking for some series diode which can be added. Problem in that case may be that series diodes themselves have very low Vf at current in uA range. e.g has drop of 0.2V at 10uA

    Problem with open drain, is everytime current will be consumed when output is low. as in attached circuit
  5. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    Your schematic has no comparator shown.

    I know you need need to choose one, but for that we need to see where you are using it.
  6. PeterCoxSmith


    Feb 23, 2015
    TLV1701 has this spec:
    What is the problem?
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2016
  7. Vindhyachal Takniki

    Thread Starter Member

    Nov 3, 2014
    Attached is my circuit.
    1. MCU takes one input(J3, voltage), do some processing & then turn P1.7 high or low. When P1.7 is high, it gives high to comparator, which in turn on the FDS6690A, & turn off if p1.7 is low.
    2. Can I turn on/off mosfet FDS6690A directly by MSP430(3.3V)? Datasheet says VGSmax = 3V, when VDS=VGS & IDS = 250uA.
    In my case max Vds will be 16.8V & max current will be around 7A.
    If yes, then I can remove comparator.
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  8. Papabravo


    Feb 24, 2006
    LM393(dual) or LM339(quad) will handle up to 36V single supply and have an open collector output.