The amount of current a relay consumes is determined by the current applied to its coil. Yet although this current is permanently applied, it is only actually required during activation.
Infineon Technologies introduced the AEC-Q100-qualified TLE4247EL40 relay driver which significantly reduces overall coil current consumption. It does this by minimizing the relay’s coil current after activation, keeping it at a level required to keep the relay activated (40-60mA) without EMI. This can occur when a relayis driven via PWM. The coil current remains the same regardless of battery voltage.
The TLE 4247 comes in a small, thermally enhanced PG-DSO-8 exposed pad package (RoHS) and can be mounted on a PCB inside a relay or on an ECU PCB with either a high-side or low-side switch.
Application diagram of the TLE4247 integrated into a relay housing
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