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I have a one application where I have to use 3.5 Amps to allow 100% flow for proportional solenoid. I am using 24-20 micro-controller, Is there anyway, I can use 2 PWM pins to generate 3.5 Amps on the coil? Is there any alternate method is available? I really appreciate your responses.


I have done some applications where the load has high current consumption so my controller PWM output is driving a SSR. It makes things easier and you protect the controller.

I hope this helps.


Thank you for the reply. Would you mind sharing what exactly have you done when high amp needed?

Now, 8 years later I have the same problem:

What is the maximum current at PWM Output? Is it 5A or 3A ?

The controller will shut down the output between 5,00 and 5,25A.

We want to use the outputs because we can look to the current via servict-tool. No relais.

Look here: Technical InformationPLUS+1® MC0XX-1XX Controller Family     Page 15

I have opened an old controller. There is a Mosfet and the specification is 35A at maximum.
But, OK, traces and other components shoult transport the current.

What ist the max. current, 5A? And what ist the long-time current, 3A?

It would be nice, if an technical ingenieur form danfoss could answer this question.

I've actually run into a similar problem. In my case I am using the output for a small 12V DC pump which draws around 2.3A but pulses cause large (500mA) fluctuations in the amp draw. My output status is often tripping the overload status, it then shuts off the output until the signal to the ouptut is turned off for 200ms (as indicated in the manual).

As you mentioned per the specification sheet the ouptut should be capable of 3A continuous with an instantaneous trip of 5-5.25A. Would seem to me that they are using a re-settable thermal fuse. With something like that it would trip at less amperage over a longer duration. So with 3.5A it may trip but instead of instantaneous it may take more like 5 minutes. though it could also be a combination of fuse and part of the software in hardware template that is protecting the outputs. IE digitally turning off the output if the feedback value is greater than 3A with the fuse as a backup.

If you have a junk/test controller you could always try connecting the outputs in parallel and just make sure that they are both activated at the same time. Add the feedback values together to get the actual current draw.


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