SLUSDC7A March 2020 – November 2020 BQ25306
Design input capacitance to provide enough ripple current rating to absorb the input switching ripple current. Worst case RMS ripple current is half of the charging current when the duty cycle is 0.5. If the converter does not operate at 50% duty cycle, then the worst case capacitor RMS current ICin occurs where the duty cycle is closest to 50% and can be estimated using Equation 5.
A low ESR ceramic capacitor such as X7R or X5R is preferred for the input decoupling capacitor and should be placed as close as possible to the drain of the high-side MOSFET and source of the low-side MOSFET. The voltage rating of the capacitor must be higher than the normal input voltage level. A rating of 25-V or higher capacitor is preferred for 15-V input voltage.