Advanced Chemistry-Independent, Level 2 Battery Charger with Input Current Limiting

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The MAX1645B is a high-efficiency battery charger capable of charging batteries of any chemistry type. It uses the Intel System Management Bus (SMBus) to control voltage and current-charge outputs.

When charging lithium-ion (Li+) batteries, the MAX1645B automatically transitions from regulating current to regulating voltage. The MAX1645B can also limit line input current so as not to exceed a predetermined current drawn from the DC source. A 175s charge safety timer prevents "runaway charging" should the MAX1645B stop receiving charging voltage/current commands.

The MAX1645B employs a next-generation synchronous buck control circuitry that lowers the minimum input-to-output voltage drop by allowing the duty cycle to exceed 99%. The MAX1645B can easily charge one to four series Li+ cells.
MAX1645B: Typical Operating Circuit MAX1645B: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Input Current Limiting
  • 175s Charge Safety Timeout
  • 128mA Wake-Up Charge
  • Charges Any Chemistry Battery: Li+, NiCd, NiMH, Lead Acid, etc.
  • Intel SMBus 2-Wire Serial Interface
  • Compliant with Level 2 Smart Battery Charger Spec Rev 1.0
  • +8V to +28V Input Voltage Range
  • Up to 18.4V Battery Voltage
  • 11-Bit Battery Voltage Setting
  • ±0.8% Output Voltage Accuracy with Internal Reference
  • 3A (max) Battery Charge Current
  • 6-Bit Charge-Current Setting
  • 99.99% (max) Duty Cycle for Low-Dropout Operation
  • Load/Source Switchover Drivers
  • >97% Efficiency


  • Notebook Computers
  • Personal Digital Assistants
  • Point-of-Sale Terminals

See parametric specs for Battery Chargers (74)

Part NumberLithium Ion CellsProtected VIN
Charging VIN
Charge Rate Set byMax. ICHG
Charge TerminationCharge RegulationOper. Temp.
3Smart Battery ControlSwitchmode-40 to +85

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