That totals 800mA. There is nothing that says if you draw 200mA in one group that you then can't draw it in another.
So this thinking of only 200mA total is nonsense.
LOL, we've had this same discussion before.
There is nothing that says if you draw 200mA in one group that you then can't draw it in another.
There is also nothing stating that you can take the sum, of all those individual port limits, as the maxiumum chip current draw limit. And no where in the datasheet does it state that 800 ma of total current draw is allowed. And of course as I've stated before the absolute maximum section lists the 200 ma figure. Why would they state 200ma there if it only applied to one port? Your assumption, and it is just an assumption, is in error, IMHO.
But that is why I would like others to comment on the subject, as you and I. while still respectful of each other's opinion, have not been able to come to consensus on the matter now or in the past.