Re: Help using Micrel MIC2101
2018/03/08 20:30:05
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A quick calculation says that in the worst case the expected peak-to-peak ripple current is about 4 A (80% of the rated output). That will work but results in higher losses in the inductor and in the MOSFETs. One can only conclude that Pololu (or whoever actually designed this board) concluded that the smaller physical size of the inductor is worth the extra losses.