Dual Input, Power Path, 3A Switching Mode Charger with Fuel Gauge

Industry's Highest Efficiency Switching Mode Charger in a Smaller Solution Size in 3.87mm x 3.61mm WLP

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The MAX77818 integrates a high-performance 3A switching charger and proprietary ModelGauge™ m5 fuel gauge in a space saving WLP package, ideal for USB powered portable devices. The smart power path charger supports two inputs with reverse blocking and USB On-the-Go (OTG), integrates all power switches, operates at high-switching frequency with high efficiency, enabling low heat designs with small external components. The ModelGauge m5 algorithm combines the excellent short-term accuracy and linearity of a coulomb counter with the long-term stability of a voltage-based fuel gauge, along with temperature compensation to provide industry-leading fuel-gauge accuracy. The device also integrates two high voltage input LDOs and is highly programmable with I2C interface.

MAX77818: Simplified Functional Diagram MAX77818: Simplified Functional Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Smart Power Path, Dual Input Switching Charger
    • Up to 13.4V Operating/16V Withstand/4A (CHGIN)
    • Up to 6V Operating/1.26A (WCIN)
    • Reverse Leakage Blocking
    • Reverse Boost with up to 5.1V/1.5A (OTG)
    • Integrated Low-Loss FETs for 3A Charging/4.5A Discharging
    • 95.6% Peak Efficiency at 5V/4.35V
    • Full Feature Charger with Protection
    • Thermal Regulation and JEITA Compliance
  • ModelGauge m5 Fuel Gauge
    • Time-to-Empty and Time-to-Full Prediction
    • Accurate Battery Capacity (SOC) and Time-to-Empty Readings
      • Temperature, Age, and Discharge Rate Compensated
      • No Calibration
      • Integrated FET Current Sensing
      • Maintains Accuracy without Empty, Full, or Idle States
    • Low Quiescent Current (IQ)
  • Two High Voltage Input LDOs
  • I2C Serial Interface
  • 72-Bump, 3.867mm x 3.608mm, 0.4mm Pitch WLP


  • Bluetooth Headsets
  • Handheld Devices
  • Industrial PCs
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Portable Medical Devices
  • Smart Home Automation, Sensors
  • Wearable, Smart Watches
  • Wireless Speakers
Part NumberLithium Ion CellsProtected VIN
Charging VIN
Charge Rate Set byMax. ICHG
Charge TerminationCharge RegulationOper. Temp.
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MAX77818 11614I2C/SMBus3
Min. Charge Current
Switchmode-40 to +85
$1.95 @1k
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