LTC4011 - High Efficiency Standalone Nickel Battery Charger


  • Complete NiMH/NiCd Charger for 1 to 16 Cells
  • No Microcontroller or Firmware Required
  • 550kHz Synchronous PWM Current Source Controller
  • No Audible Noise with Ceramic Capacitors
  • PowerPath™ Control Support
  • Programmable Charge Current: 5% Accuracy
  • Wide Input Voltage Range: 4.5V to 34V
  • Automatic Trickle Precharge
  • –ΔV Fast Charge Termination
  • Optional ΔT/Δt Fast Charge Termination
  • Automatic NiMH Top-Off Charge
  • Programmable Timer
  • Automatic Recharge
  • Multiple Status Outputs
  • Micropower Shutdown
  • 20-Lead Thermally Enhanced TSSOP Package

Typical Application

LTC4011 Typical Application
LTC4011 Typical Application


The LTC4011 provides a complete, cost-effective nickel battery fast charge solution in a small package using few external components. A 550kHz PWM current source controller and all necessary charge initiation, monitoring and termination control circuitry are included.

The LTC4011 automatically senses the presence of a DC adapter and battery insertion or removal. Heavily discharged batteries are precharged with a trickle current. The LTC4011 can simultaneously use both –ΔV and ΔT/Δt fast charge termination techniques and can detect various battery faults. If necessary, a top-off charge is automatically applied to NiMH batteries after fast charging is completed. The IC will also resume charging if the battery self-discharges after a full charge cycle.

All LTC4011 charging operations are qualified by actual charge time and maximum average cell voltage. Charging may also be gated by minimum and maximum temperature limits. NiMH or NiCd fast charge termination parameters are pin-selectable.

Integrated PowerPath control support ensures that the system remains powered at all times without allowing load transients to adversely affect charge termination.


CAD Symbols and Footprints: The downloadable Zip file below contains the schematic symbol and PCB footprints.

For complete and up to date package information and drawings, please refer to our packaging page

Part Number Package Code Temp Package
LTC4011CFE#PBF TSSOP-20 FE C 05-08-1663 (CB) Yes
LTC4011CFE#TRPBF TSSOP-20 FE C 05-08-1663 (CB) Yes

LTC4011 Package Drawing

Order Info

  • Part numbers ending in PBF are lead free. Solder plated terminal finish (SnPb) versions are non-standard and special terms and conditions and pricing applies if available. Please contact LTC marketing for information.
  • Part numbers containing TR or TRM are shipped in tape and reel or 500 unit mini tape and reel, respectively
  • Please refer to our general ordering information or the product datasheet for more details

Package Variations and Pricing

Part Number Package Temp Price
LTC4011CFE#PBF TSSOP-20 C $6.57 $4.60 Yes
LTC4011CFE#TRPBF TSSOP-20 C $4.72 Yes
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Part Number Description Price Documentation
DC674B LTC4011EFE Demo Boar | Vin = 4.5V to 25V, NiCd/NiMH 2A Sync Buck Battery Charger $100.00
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