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  • High-Efficiency Switched-Mode Charger With
    Separate Power Path
  • Startup System From Deeply Discharged or
    Missing Battery
  • USB Charging Compliant
    • Selectable Input Current Limit of 100 mA,
      500 mA, 900 mA, 1.5 A, and 2 A
  • BC1.2 Compatible D+, D– Detection
  • In Host Mode (After I2C Communication Starts
    and Before Watchdog Timer Times Out)
    • Programmable Battery Charge Voltage,
      VBATREG
    • Programmable Charge Current (ICHG)
    • Programmable Input Current Limit (ILIM)
    • Programmable Input Voltage-Based Dynamic
      Power Management Threshold, (VIN_DPM)
    • Programmable Input Overvoltage Protection
      Threshold (VOVP)
    • Programmable Safety Timer
  • Resistor Programmable Defaults for:
    • ICHG up to 2 A With Current Monitoring Output
      (ISET)
    • ILIM up to 2 A With Current Monitoring Output
      (ILIM)
    • VIN_DPM (VDPM)
  • Watchdog Timer Disable Bit
  • Integrated 4.9 V, 50 mA LDO
  • Complete System-Level Protection
    • Input UVLO, Input Overvoltage Protection
      (OVP), Battery OVP, Sleep Mode, VIN_DPM
    • Input Current Limit
    • Charge Current Limit
    • Thermal Regulation
    • Thermal Shutdown
    • Voltage-Based, JEITA Compatible NTC
      Monitoring Input
    • Safety Timer
  • 22 V Absolute Maximum Input Voltage Rating
  • 10.5 V Maximum Operating Input Voltage
  • Low RDS(on) Integrated Power FETs for a Charging
    Rate of up to 2 A
  • Open-Drain Status Outputs
  • Synchronous Fixed-Frequency PWM Controller
    Operating at 3 MHz for Small Inductor Support
  • AnyBoot Robust Battery Detection Algorithm
  • Charge Time Optimizer for Improved Charge
    Times at Any Given Charge Current
  • 2.40-mm × 2.00-mm 30-Ball DSBGA and 4-mm ×
    4-mm 24-Pin QFN Packages
  • High-Efficiency Switched-Mode Charger With
    Separate Power Path
  • Startup System From Deeply Discharged or
    Missing Battery
  • USB Charging Compliant
    • Selectable Input Current Limit of 100 mA,
      500 mA, 900 mA, 1.5 A, and 2 A
  • BC1.2 Compatible D+, D– Detection
  • In Host Mode (After I2C Communication Starts
    and Before Watchdog Timer Times Out)
    • Programmable Battery Charge Voltage,
      VBATREG
    • Programmable Charge Current (ICHG)
    • Programmable Input Current Limit (ILIM)
    • Programmable Input Voltage-Based Dynamic
      Power Management Threshold, (VIN_DPM)
    • Programmable Input Overvoltage Protection
      Threshold (VOVP)
    • Programmable Safety Timer
  • Resistor Programmable Defaults for:
    • ICHG up to 2 A With Current Monitoring Output
      (ISET)
    • ILIM up to 2 A With Current Monitoring Output
      (ILIM)
    • VIN_DPM (VDPM)
  • Watchdog Timer Disable Bit
  • Integrated 4.9 V, 50 mA LDO
  • Complete System-Level Protection
    • Input UVLO, Input Overvoltage Protection
      (OVP), Battery OVP, Sleep Mode, VIN_DPM
    • Input Current Limit
    • Charge Current Limit
    • Thermal Regulation
    • Thermal Shutdown
    • Voltage-Based, JEITA Compatible NTC
      Monitoring Input
    • Safety Timer
  • 22 V Absolute Maximum Input Voltage Rating
  • 10.5 V Maximum Operating Input Voltage
  • Low RDS(on) Integrated Power FETs for a Charging
    Rate of up to 2 A
  • Open-Drain Status Outputs
  • Synchronous Fixed-Frequency PWM Controller
    Operating at 3 MHz for Small Inductor Support
  • AnyBoot Robust Battery Detection Algorithm
  • Charge Time Optimizer for Improved Charge
    Times at Any Given Charge Current
  • 2.40-mm × 2.00-mm 30-Ball DSBGA and 4-mm ×
    4-mm 24-Pin QFN Packages

The bq24250, bq24251, and bq24253 are highly integrated single-cell Li-Ion battery chargers and system power-path management devices targeted for space-limited, portable applications with high-capacity batteries. The single-cell charger has a single input that operates from either a USB port or an AC wall adapter for a versatile solution.

The power-path management feature allows the bq24250, bq24251, and bq24253 to power the system from a high-efficiency DC-DC converter while simultaneously and independently charging the battery. The charger monitors the battery current at all times and reduces the charge current when the system load requires current above the input current limit. This reduced charge current allows for proper charge termination and enables the system to run with a defective or absent battery pack. Additionally, this reduced charge current enables instant system turnon even with a totally discharged battery or no battery. The architecture of the power-path management also permits the battery to supplement the system current requirements when the adapter cannot deliver the peak system currents. This supplementation of current requirements enables the use of a smaller adapter.

The battery is charged in four phases: trickle charge, precharge, constant current, and constant voltage. In all charge phases, an internal control loop monitors the IC junction temperature and reduces the charge current if the internal temperature threshold is exceeded. Additionally, a voltage-based, JEITA compatible battery pack thermistor monitoring input (TS) that monitors battery temperature for safe charging is included.

The bq24250, bq24251, and bq24253 are highly integrated single-cell Li-Ion battery chargers and system power-path management devices targeted for space-limited, portable applications with high-capacity batteries. The single-cell charger has a single input that operates from either a USB port or an AC wall adapter for a versatile solution.

The power-path management feature allows the bq24250, bq24251, and bq24253 to power the system from a high-efficiency DC-DC converter while simultaneously and independently charging the battery. The charger monitors the battery current at all times and reduces the charge current when the system load requires current above the input current limit. This reduced charge current allows for proper charge termination and enables the system to run with a defective or absent battery pack. Additionally, this reduced charge current enables instant system turnon even with a totally discharged battery or no battery. The architecture of the power-path management also permits the battery to supplement the system current requirements when the adapter cannot deliver the peak system currents. This supplementation of current requirements enables the use of a smaller adapter.

The battery is charged in four phases: trickle charge, precharge, constant current, and constant voltage. In all charge phases, an internal control loop monitors the IC junction temperature and reduces the charge current if the internal temperature threshold is exceeded. Additionally, a voltage-based, JEITA compatible battery pack thermistor monitoring input (TS) that monitors battery temperature for safe charging is included.

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* Data sheet bq2425x 2A Single-Input I2C, Stand-Alone Switched-Mode Li-Ion Battery Charger With Power-Path Management datasheet (Rev. H) 20 Aug 2015
Technical article When to use rechargeable batteries in small battery applications 01 Oct 2019
Technical article Should I use a linear charger or a switching charger? 31 Oct 2015
Technical article Portable speaker power: Making the bass possible 12 May 2015
Technical article Summertime and the livin' is easy 20 Jun 2014
Analog Design Journal Battery-charging considerations for high-power portable devices 11 Apr 2014
Application note Building your own Battery Simulator 14 Oct 2013
Application note Using bq2425x’s DPM Feature for Solar Panel Applications 31 Jul 2013
Application note Selecting the Best bq2425x Single Cell I2C, Standalone Switch-Mode Battery Charg 17 Jun 2013
User guide bq24257EVM-150, Single-Cell Li-Ion Switch-Mode Charger (Rev. A) 03 Apr 2013

Design & development

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Evaluation board

BQ24250EVM-150 — BQ24250EVM-150 Single Input I2C/Standalone Switch-Mode Li-Ion Battery Charger Evaluation Module

This EVM enables test and evaluation of the Texas Instruments' bq24250/51/57 devices. The bq2425x series are highly integrated single cell Li-Ion battery chargers targeted for space-limited, portable applications with high capacity batteries. The single cell charger has a single input that (...)

Evaluation board

BQ24251EVM-150 — BQ24251EVM-150 Single Input I2C/Standalone Switch-Mode Li-Ion Battery Charger Evaluation Module

This EVM enables test and evaluation of the Texas Instruments' bq24251 device. The bq2425x series are highly integrated single cell Li-Ion battery chargers targeted for space-limited, portable applications with high capacity batteries. The single cell charger has a single input that operates from (...)

Application software & framework

TI-CHARGER-GUI — GUI software for use with USB2ANY & battery charging evaluation modules

The TI-CHARGER-GUI offers a web-based or standalone graphical user interface to assist in the process of evaluating, designing with, configuring or testing battery charger products. The software provides full access to registers and an easy interface to send and sequence commands.
Driver or library

BQ24257SW-LINUX — Linux Driver for BQ2425x

The Linux driver supports the BQ2425x switch-mode Li-ion battery charger. The Linux driver supports communication through the I2C bus and interfaces with the power supply sub-system.

 

Linux mainline status

Available in Linux mainline: Yes
Available through git.ti.com: N/A 

Linux source files

The files (...)

Support software

bq24250EVM Software (Rev. A)

SLUC435A.ZIP (528 KB)
Calculation tool

Thermal TS bq2425x Calculator Tool

SLUC436.ZIP (22 KB)
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