Series KLP Rapid Output Discharge Circuit (RODC) Option
The Rapid Output Discharge Circuit (RODC) option (suffix R) is available on all KLP models. This circuit rapidly discharges the output capacitance, thus significantly reducing response time to reductions in output voltage.
The circuit consists of a voltage detector that compares the programmed and actual values of output voltage. The discharge circuit is activated only when the actual voltage exceeds the programmed value.
Without the RODC circuit, discharge of the total output capacitance (internal and external) is achieved through a combination of the external load resistance and an internal current sink. For high load resistance or open circuit conditions at the output, response time (fall time) can vary from milliseconds to seconds depending upon the magnitude of the high-to-low voltage transition.
With the RODC option, output fall time is reduced to approximately the same value as rise time, even with external capacitance equal to 50% of the nominal internal output capacitance. The table below illustrates the typical performance improvement that can be expected with an open circuit output.
(1) Values shown assume that an external capacitance of 1/2 value of CO is connected across the output terminals.