Simplified Block Diagram
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- Complete Protection Against:
- Cell Overvoltage
- Cell Undervoltage
- Pack Protection for Excessive Charge and Discharge
- Very Low Supply Current: 16µA typ
- Low Standby Current: 1µA max
- Matched Cell Input Bias Current (<500pA) Preserves Cell Balance
- Li+ Battery Packs
The MAX1665 controls two external N-channel MOSFETs to limit the charge and discharge voltages. Charging is allowed when the per-cell voltage is below +4.3V. When the voltage on any cell rises above +4.3V (overvoltage limit), the MAX1665 turns off the charge MOSFET. This safety feature prevents overcharge of any cell within the battery pack.
Discharge is allowed when the per-cell voltage is above +2.5V (undervoltage limit). If the voltage across any cell falls below +2.5V, the MAX1665 turns off the discharge MOSFET. This safety feature prevents overdischarge of any cell within the battery pack.
Charging and discharging are allowed if the voltage between PKN and BN is less than 250mV. This safety feature prevents excessive pack current.