ATX Version 3 Multi Rail Desktop Platform Power Supply

Design Guide

ID 336521
Date 11/01/2023
Document Table of Contents

Over Current Protection (OCP) – REQUIRED

Current protection must be designed to limit the current to operate within safe operating conditions.

Over current protection schemes, where only the voltage output that experiences the over current event is shut off, may be adequate to maintain safe operation of the power supply and the system; however, damage to the motherboard or other system components may occur. The recommended over current protection scheme is for the power supply to latch into the shutdown state. PSU connectors, cables and all other components should not be melted or damaged prior reaching to the OCP trigger.