Implementing a Li-Poly charger

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by pdaskas, May 19, 2008.

  1. pdaskas

    Thread Starter New Member

    May 19, 2008
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    I have 12V coming in to my board. It passes through a resistive divider and the voltage is dropped to 3.8V and this is the voltage required to power my device(can need up to max 2A from time to time). I want to add a li-poly battery and battery charger to this but I have a couple questions.

    The charger i am using is the MAX8601. (http://www.maxim-ic.com/quick_view2.cfm/qv_pk/4612)

    When the 12V is connected, i want the charger to charge my battery, and provide 3.8V(after passing through resistive divider) to my device. When the 12V is removed, the battery(rated @ 3.8V) should then power the device.

    V_IN -------------ResistiveDivider-3.8V---Device
    | ..........................................................|
    -----------------BatteryCharger---3.8-4.2V-
    . ....................................................|
    . ................................................Battery
    (disregard all periods as they are just space holders)

    I am trying to have it so the 3.8-4.2V is not applied at the same time as the voltage provided after passing through the resistive divider.

    Thanks,
    Pat
     
  2. roddefig

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    Apr 29, 2008
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    The IC you are using has a SYS output that will provide power to your load and will switch power sources automatically. However, I read in the data sheet that the maximum current is only 1 A so you should try and find an IC that will handle a larger current draw.

    Most of these ICs have provisions to power the load already built in, you shouldn't have to do it yourself.
     
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