说明 The MAX1757/MAX1758 evaluation kits (EV kits) are assembled and tested PC boards that implement a step-down, switching lithium-ion (Li+) battery charger. The MAX1757 EV kit can be set to charge 1- to 3-series cells, and the MAX1758 EV kit can be set to charge 1- to 4-series cells. The cell voltage can be set between 4.0V and 4.4V using standard 1% resistors while maintaining 1% overall regulation voltage accuracy. Three LEDs indicate the charging status.
The MAX1757/MAX1758 EV kits detect faulty cells and terminate charging. Two capacitors are used to set the charge termination, prequalification, and fault timeout periods. A user-supplied thermistor may be connected to either EV kit to monitor battery temperature and suspend charging for over-/undertemperature conditions.