Li-Ion battery manager/charger IC

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Mikrogut, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Mikrogut

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    Aug 30, 2013
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    Hi,

    I am working on a hand held device that will have a polymer Li-Ion battery inside (2000-3000mAh). I want to charge my device via micro USB. For this device I need a battery manager/charger.

    Here are my requirements:
    - Must be controllable to: enable/disable charging, draw 100mA and draw 500mA from the USB
    - Low cost
    - Must completely handle single cell Li-Ion battery charging
    - Charging method: constant current + constant voltage
    - Must have battery thermistor input
    - Must have charger status output

    I have found two IC's that I think I can use: MAX8601 and LTC4095. I don't know which of them to choose and would like some advice. Other alternatives are also appreciated.
     
  2. JohnInTX

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    Microchip has lots and also tutorials/aplication notes. Start here. If you read through the datasheets, tutorials and apnotes you should be able to get up to speed easily.
     
  3. Mikrogut

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    Aug 30, 2013
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    MCP73871 is an affordable IC that satisfies my requirements. It seems like it can be configured in many ways too.
     
  4. kiloamp

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