The ALERT output can be used as a flag to warn a microcontroller or field programmable gate array (FPGA) of an overcurrent condition. ALERT outputs of multiple ADM1192 devices can be tied together and used as a combined alert. A basic P-channel FET hot swap circuit can be implemented with the ALERT output. The value of the TIMER capacitor should be set so that the charging time of this capacitor is much longer than the period during which a higher than nominal inrush current may be flowing. The ADM1192 is packaged in a 10-lead MSOP.