## LED Inrush Current Calculator

Enter the values of steady state current, SSC_{(A)} and duty cycle of the pulse, D to determine the value of Inrush current, IC_{(A)}.

__LED Inrush Current Formula:__

__LED Inrush Current Formula:__

LED inrush current refers to the initial surge of current that flows into an LED (Light Emitting Diode) or an LED driver when power is first applied.

This current is significantly higher than the steady-state current and is crucial for determining the capability of circuit components to handle the initial spike without damage.

Understanding and managing inrush current is important for the longevity and reliability of LED lighting systems.

Inrush current, IC_{(A)} in amperes is calculated by the product of steady state current, SSC_{(A)} in amperes, duty cycle of the pulse, D and 100.

Inrush current, IC_{(A)} = SSC_{(A)} * D * 100

IC_{(A)} = inrush current in amperes, A.

SSC_{(A)} = steady state current in amperes, A.

D = duty cycle of the pulse.

__LED Inrush Current Calculation:__

__LED Inrush Current Calculation:__

- Calculate the inrush current for an LED system where the steady-state current is 0.02 amperes and the duty cycle during the initial pulse is 0.1:

Given: SSC_{(A)} = 0.02A, D = 0.1.

Inrush current, IC_{(A)} = SSC_{(A)} * D * 100

IC_{(A)} = 0.02 * 0.1 * 100

IC_{(A)} = 0.2A.

- Determine the duty cycle for an LED lighting system with a steady-state current of 0.05 amperes and the inrush current is 0.25A:

Given: SSC_{(A)} = 0.05A, IC_{(A)} = 0.25A.

Inrush current, IC_{(A)} = SSC_{(A)} * D * 100

D = IC_{(A)} / SSC_{(A)} * 100

D = 0.25 / 0.05 * 100

D = 0.05.

__Applications and Considerations:__

__Applications and Considerations:__

**Circuit Design**: Proper calculation of inrush current is vital for designing protective circuitry and components like capacitors and resistors that can withstand the initial surge.**LED Lighting:**Understanding inrush current helps in selecting the right power supplies and drivers that can manage the startup load without failing.**Safety:**Managing inrush current is critical to prevent premature failure and ensure the safety of LED lighting installations.