1.5A Dual-Input, USB/AC Adapter Charger and Smart Power Selector

Optimized Smart Power control maximizes charger rate from USB/AC-adapter power while supporting system load

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The MAX8677A is an integrated 1-cell Li+ charger and Smart Power Selector™ with dual (DC and USB) power inputs. It can operate with either separate inputs for USB and AC adapter power*, or from a single input that accepts both. All power switches for charging and switching the load between battery and external power are included on-chip. No external MOSFETs are required.

The MAX8677A features a Smart Power Selector to make the best use of limited USB or adapter power. The battery charge current and input current limit are independently set up to 1.5A and 2A, respectively. Input power not used by the system charges the battery. USB input current can be set to 100mA or 500mA. Automatic input selection switches the system load from battery to external power.

Other features include overvoltage protection (OVP), charge status and fault outputs, power-OK monitors, charge timer, and battery thermistor monitor. Additionally, on-chip thermal limiting reduces the battery charge rate to prevent overheating. The MAX8677A is available in a 4mm x 4mm, 24-pin TQFN-EP package.
MAX8677A: Typical Operating Circuit MAX8677A: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Complete Charger and Smart Power Selector
  • No External MOSFETs Required
  • Common or Separate USB and Adapter Inputs
  • System Operates with Discharged or No Battery
  • Automatic Adapter/USB/Battery Switchover
  • Load Peaks Over Adapter Rating Are Supported by Battery
  • Input Overvoltage Protection to 16V
  • 40mΩ System-to-Battery Switch
  • Thermal Regulation Prevents Overheating
  • Active-Low CHG, Active-Low DOK, Active-Low UOK, and Active-Low FLT Indicators
  • 5.3V (typ) SYS Regulation Voltage


  • Digital Cameras
  • GPS Navigation
  • PDAs, Palmtops, and Wireless Handhelds
  • Portable Media/MP3 Players
  • Smart Cell Phones
Part NumberLithium Ion CellsProtected VIN
Charging VIN
Charge Rate Set byMax. ICHG
Charge TerminationCharge RegulationOper. Temp.
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MAX8677A 1166.6
Logic Input
1.5Min. Charge CurrentLinear-40 to +85
$2.20 @1k
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Pricing Notes:
This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.

MAX8677AEVKIT: MAX8677A Evaluation Kit

Technical Documents

App Note 5681 Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Made Easy

Quality and Environmental Data

Product Reliability Reports: MAX8677A.pdf 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports
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Related Resources

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Evaluation Board5462MAX8677AEVKIT MAX8677A Evaluation Kit