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SOT23, Dual-Input, USB/AC Adapter, 1-Cell Li+ Battery Chargers

First Dual-Input, USB/AC-Adapter, Li+ Chargers in a SOT23 Package Require No External FETs or Diodes

Product Details

The MAX1551 and MAX1555 charge a single-cell lithium-ion (Li+) battery from both USB and AC adapter sources. They operate with no external FETs or diodes, and accept operating input voltages up to 7V.

On-chip thermal limiting simplifies PC board layout and allows optimum charging rate without the thermal limits imposed by worst-case battery and input voltage. When the MAX1551 and MAX1555 thermal limits are reached, the chargers do not shut down, but progressively reduce charging current.

The MAX1551 includes an active-low POK output to indicate when input power is present. If either charging source is active, active-low POK goes low. The MAX1555 instead features a active-low CHG output to indicate charging status.

With USB connected, but without DC power, charge current is set to 100mA (max). This allows charging from both powered and unpowered USB hubs with no port communication required. When DC power is connected, charging current is set at 280mA (typ). No input-blocking diodes are required to prevent battery drain.

The MAX1551 and MAX1555 are available in 5-pin thin SOT23 packages and operate over a -40°C to +85°C range.

Key Features

  • Charge from USB or AC Adapter
  • Automatic Switchover when AC Adapter is Plugged In
  • On-Chip Thermal Limiting Simplifies Board Design
  • Charge Status Indicator
  • 5-Pin Thin SOT23 Package

Applications/Uses

  • Cell Phones
  • Digital Cameras
  • PDAs
  • Wireless Appliances
Parametric specs for Battery Chargers
Charging VIN (V) (max) 7
Max. ICHG (A) 0.28
Cell Chemistry Li-Ion
Li-Polymer
# Lithium Ion Cells 1
Protected VIN (V) (max) 7
Charger (V) 4.2
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +85
Package/Pins TSOT/5
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$0.89 @1k
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Parameters

Parametric specs for Battery Chargers
Charging VIN (V) (max) 7
Max. ICHG (A) 0.28
Cell Chemistry Li-Ion
Li-Polymer
# Lithium Ion Cells 1
Protected VIN (V) (max) 7
Charger (V) 4.2
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +85
Package/Pins TSOT/5
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$0.89 @1k

Key Features

  • Charge from USB or AC Adapter
  • Automatic Switchover when AC Adapter is Plugged In
  • On-Chip Thermal Limiting Simplifies Board Design
  • Charge Status Indicator
  • 5-Pin Thin SOT23 Package

Applications/Uses

  • Cell Phones
  • Digital Cameras
  • PDAs
  • Wireless Appliances

Description

The MAX1551 and MAX1555 charge a single-cell lithium-ion (Li+) battery from both USB and AC adapter sources. They operate with no external FETs or diodes, and accept operating input voltages up to 7V.

On-chip thermal limiting simplifies PC board layout and allows optimum charging rate without the thermal limits imposed by worst-case battery and input voltage. When the MAX1551 and MAX1555 thermal limits are reached, the chargers do not shut down, but progressively reduce charging current.

The MAX1551 includes an active-low POK output to indicate when input power is present. If either charging source is active, active-low POK goes low. The MAX1555 instead features a active-low CHG output to indicate charging status.

With USB connected, but without DC power, charge current is set to 100mA (max). This allows charging from both powered and unpowered USB hubs with no port communication required. When DC power is connected, charging current is set at 280mA (typ). No input-blocking diodes are required to prevent battery drain.

The MAX1551 and MAX1555 are available in 5-pin thin SOT23 packages and operate over a -40°C to +85°C range.

Simplified Block Diagram

MAX1551, MAX1555: Typical Operating Circuit MAX1551, MAX1555: Typical Operating Circuit Zoom icon

Technical Docs

Support & Training

Search our knowledge base for answers to your technical questions.

Filtered Search

Our dedicated team of Applications Engineers are also available to answer your technical questions. Visit our support portal