SLUSE14B December 2020 – December 2021 BQ76942
The BQ76942 device draws its supply current from the BAT pin, which is typically connected to the top of stack point through a series diode, to protect against any fault within the device resulting in unintended charging of the pack. A series resistor and capacitor is included to lowpass filter fast variations on the stack voltage. During a short circuit event, the stack voltage may be momentarily pulled to a very low voltage before the protection FETs are disabled. In this case, the charge on the BAT pin capacitor will temporarily support the BQ76942 device supply current, to avoid the device losing power.