28V Linear Li+ Battery Charger with Smart Autoboot Assistant

The Simplest, Safest, and Smallest Charging Solution for Handheld Equipment

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The MAX8814 intelligent, stand-alone constant-current, constant-voltage (CCCV), thermally regulated linear charger is designed for charging a single-cell lithium-ion (Li+) battery.

The MAX8814 controls the charging sequence from the prequalification state through constant-current fast-charge and the final constant voltage charge. The IC achieves high flexibility by providing an adjustable fast-charge current through an external resistor. It also features a booting assistant circuit that distinguishes input sources and battery connection, and provides an output signal (ABO) for system booting.

The device operates over the extended temperature range (-40°C to +85°C), and is available in an 8-pin thermally enhanced 2mm x 2mm TDFN package (0.8mm max height).

MAX8814: Typical Operating Circuit MAX8814, a stand-alone, CCCV, thermally regulated linear charger, is made to charge a single-cell lithium-ion (Li+) battery | Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Reduces External Components and Total Cost
    • Integrated Current-Sensing Circuit, MOSFET Pass Element, and Thermally Regulation Circuitry
    • No Reverse Blocking Diode Required
  • Guarantees Safe and Accurate Battery Charging
    • Proprietary Die Temperature Regulation Control (+115°C) Allows Maximum Charging Current Without Damaging the IC
    • 4.25V to 28V Input Voltage Range with Over-Voltage Protection Above +7V to Protect Against Unqualified or Faulty AC Adapters
    • Soft-Start Limits Inrush Current
  • Integrated System Features for Compact Designs
    • Programmable Fast-Charge Current: 1ARMS Max
    • Charge-Current Monitor for Fuel Gauging (ISET)
    • Input Power-Source Detection Output (Active-Low POK) and Charge-Enable Input (Active-Low EN)
    • Output for Autobooting (ABO)
  • Reduce Power Dissipation
    • Low Dropout Voltage (300mV at 500mA)


  • Bluetooth® Equipment
  • Cellular and Cordless Phones
  • Charging Cradles and Docks
  • Digital Still Cameras
  • MP3 Players
  • Smartphones and PDAs
  • USB Appliances
Part NumberLithium Ion CellsProtected VIN
Charging VIN
Charge Rate Set byMax. ICHG
Charge TerminationCharge RegulationOper. Temp.
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MAX8814 1286.5
Analog Input
0.6External ControlLinear-40 to +85
$1.60 @1k
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