MCS1823 - overdrive capability

I want to use the 5A MCS1823 device for current measurement but i expect current peaks up to 25A.

Can i use the 5A version or do i have to use a higher rated device with less accuracy?

Are there any effects to the device when i leave the specified current range?

Are there application notes available tackling this topic?

Many thanks in advance!

Hi Robert,

Is there a reason why you want to use the 5A version as opposed to a higher current rating one?
You can refer to page 18 in the datasheet on information about OCD and thermal behavior.
Here is an application note that might be helpful.
MCS180x Family Current Sensor Transient Behavior while Exceeding Current Ratings | Application Note | MPS (
Hope this helps!

Best Regards,