SLUSBH2G March 2013 – March 2019
To prevent rechargeable batteries from being exposed to excessive charging voltages and to prevent over charging a capacitive storage element, the over-voltage (VBAT_OV) threshold level must be set using external resistors. This is also the voltage value to which the charger will regulate the VSTOR/VBAT pin when the input has sufficient power. The VBAT_OV threshold when the battery voltage is rising is given by Equation 2:
The sum of the resistors is recommended to be no higher than 13 MΩ that is, ROV1 + ROV2 = 13 MΩ. Spreadsheet SLUC484 provides help on sizing and selecting the resistors. The overvoltage threshold when battery voltage is decreasing is given by VBAT_OV minus VBAT_OV_HYST. Once the voltage at the battery exceeds VBAT_OV threshold, the boost charger is disabled. The charger will start again once the battery voltage drops by VBAT_OV_HYST. When there is excessive input energy, the VBAT pin voltage will ripple between the VBAT_OV and the VBAT_OV_HYST levels.
If VIN_DC is higher than VSTOR and VSTOR is equal to VBAT_OV, the input VIN_DC is pulled to ground through a small resistance to stop further charging of the attached battery or capacitor. It is critical that if this case is expected, the impedance of the source attached to VIN_DC be higher than 20 Ω and not a low impedance source.