LTC4012 - High Efficiency, Multi-Chemistry Battery Charger with PowerPath Control
- General Purpose Battery Charger Controller
- Efficient 550kHz Synchronous Buck PWM Topology
- ±0.5% Output Float Voltage Accuracy
- Programmable Charge Current: 4% Accuracy
- Programmable AC Adapter Current Limit: 3% Accuracy
- No Audible Noise with Ceramic Capacitors
- INFET Low Loss Ideal Diode PowerPath™ Control
- Wide Input Voltage Range: 6V to 28V
- Wide Output Voltage Range: 2V to 28V
- Indicator Outputs for AC Adapter Present, Charging, C/10 Current Detection and Input Current Limiting
- Analog Charge Current Monitor
- Micropower Shutdown
- 20-Pin 4mm × 4mm × 0.75mm QFN Package
The LTC4012 is a constant-current /constant-voltage battery charger controller. It uses a synchronous quasi-constant frequency PWM control architecture that will not generate audible noise with ceramic bulk capacitors. Charge current is set by external resistors and can be monitored as an output voltage. With no built-in termination, the LTC4012 family charges a wide range of batteries under external control.
The LTC4012 features fully adjustable output voltage, while the LTC4012-1 and LTC4012-2 can be pin-programmed for Lithium-Ion/Polymer battery packs of 1-, 2-, 3- or 4-series cells. The LTC4012-1 provides output voltage of 4.1V/cell and the LTC4012-2 is a 4.2V/cell version.
The device includes AC adapter input current limiting, which maximizes charge rate for a fixed input power level. An external sense resistor programs the input current limit, and the ICL status pin indicates reduced charge current as a result of AC adapter current limiting. Ideal diode control at the adaptor input improves charger efficiency.
The CHRG status pin is active during all charging modes, including special indication for low charge current.
|Vfloat||Vfloat Range||/ACP Pin|
|LTC4012-1||4.2V||1-4 Li-Ion Cells||Yes|
|LTC4012-2||4.1V||1-4 Li-Ion Cells||Yes|
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- Part numbers ending in PBF are lead free. Please contact LTC marketing for information on lead based finish parts.
- Part numbers containing TR or TRM are shipped in tape and reel or 500 unit mini tape and reel, respectively
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|DC1256A||LTC4012CUF-2 Demo Board | Multi-Chemistry, 3A Sync Buck Battery Charger with PowerPath Control||$150.00|
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|DC1223A-B||USB to SM-Bus/SPI Interface with Monitor||$400.00|
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