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Number of series cells 1 Charge current (Max) (A) 3 Operating Vin (Max) (V) 13.5 Cell chemistry Li-Ion/Li-Polymer Battery charge voltage (Min) (V) 4.2 Battery charge voltage (Max) (V) 4.4 Absolute Vin (safety rating) (Max) ((V)) 20 Control topology Switch-Mode Buck Control interface Standalone (RC-Settable) Features BAT temp thermistor monitoring (JEITA profile), IC thermal regulation, IINDPM (Input current limit), Input OVP, Power Path, USB D+/D-/BC1.2 integrated, USB OTG integrated, VINDPM (Input voltage threshold to maximize adaptor power) Operating Vin (Min) (V) 3.9 Rating Catalog open-in-new Find other Battery charger ICs

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  • High-efficiency, 1.5-MHz, synchronous switch-mode buck charger
    • 92% Charge efficiency at 2-A from 5-V input
    • Optimized for USB voltage input (5 V)
  • Supports USB On-The-Go (OTG)
    • Boost converter with up to 1.2-A output
    • 92% Boost efficiency at 1-A output
    • Accurate constant current (CC) limit
    • Soft-start up to 500-µF capacitive load
    • Output short circuit protection
  • Single input to support USB input and high voltage adapters
    • Support 3.9-V to 13.5-V input voltage range with 22-V absolute maximum input voltage rating
    • Maximum power tracking by input voltage limit up to 4.6 V (VINDPM)
    • VINDPM Threshold automatically tracks battery voltage
    • Auto detect USB SDP, DCP and non-standard adaptors
  • High battery discharge efficiency with 19.5-mΩ battery discharge MOSFET
  • Narrow VDC (NVDC) power path management
    • Instant-on works with no battery or deeply discharged battery
    • Ideal diode operation in battery supplement mode
  • High integration includes all MOSFETs, current sensing and loop compensation
  • 58-µA Low battery leakage current with system voltage standby
  • High accuracy
    • ±0.5% Charge voltage regulation
    • ±6% at 1.2-A and 1.8-A Charge current regulation
    • ±5% at 0.5-A, 1.2-A and 1.8-A Input current regulation
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The BQ25606 device is a highly-integrated standalone 3.0-A switch-mode battery charge management and system power path management device for single cell Li-Ion and Li-polymer battery. The low impedance power path optimizes switch-mode operation efficiency, reduces battery charging time and extends battery life during discharging phase.

The BQ25606 is a highly-integrated standalone 3.0-A switch-mode battery charge management and system power path management device for single cell Li-Ion and Li-polymer battery. It features fast charging with high input voltage support for a wide range of standalone chargers and portable devices. Its low impedance power path optimizes switch-mode operation efficiency, reduces battery charging time and extends battery life during discharging phase. Its input voltage and current regulation deliver maximum charging power to battery. The solution is highly integrated with input reverse-blocking FET (RBFET, Q1), high-side switching FET (HSFET, Q2), low-side switching FET (LSFET, Q3), and battery FET (BATFET, Q4) between system and battery. It also integrates the bootstrap diode for the high-side gate drive for simplified system design.

The device supports a wide range of input sources, including standard USB host port, USB charging port, and USB compliant high voltage adapter. The device sets default input current limit based on the built-in USB interface. The device is compliant with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 power spec with input current and voltage regulation. When the device built-in USB interface identifies the input adaptor is unknown, the device’s input current limit is determined by the ILIM pin setting resistor value. The device also meets USB On-the-Go (OTG) operation power rating specification by supplying 5.15 V on VBUS with constant current limit up to 1.2A.

The power path management regulates the system slightly above battery voltage but does not drop below 3.5 V minimum system voltage. With this feature, the system maintains operation even when the battery is completely depleted or removed. When the input current limit or voltage limit is reached, the power path management automatically reduces the charge current to zero. As the system load continues to increase, the power path discharges the battery until the system power requirement is met. This Supplement Mode prevents overloading the input source.

The device initiates and completes a charging cycle without software control. It senses the battery voltage and charges the battery in three phases: pre-conditioning, constant current and constant voltage. At the end of the charging cycle, the charger automatically terminates when the charge current is below a preset limit and the battery voltage is higher than recharge threshold. If the fully charged battery falls below the recharge threshold, the charger automatically starts another charging cycle.

The charger provides various safety features for battery charging and system operations, including battery negative temperature coefficient thermistor monitoring, charging safety timer and overvoltage and overcurrent protections. The thermal regulation reduces charge current when the junction temperature exceeds 110°C. The STAT output reports the charging status and any fault conditions. Other safety features include battery temperature sensing for charge and boost mode, thermal regulation and thermal shutdown and input UVLO and overvoltage protection.

The device family is available in 24-pin, 4 mm x 4 mm QFN package.

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* Data sheet BQ25606 Standalone 3.0-A Single Cell Battery Charger datasheet (Rev. B) Aug. 31, 2017
Application note USB D+/D- Input Current Limit Detection Dec. 30, 2020
Technical article When to use rechargeable batteries in small battery applications Oct. 01, 2019
Application note Dynamic Power-Path Mgmt & Dynamic Power Mgmt (Rev. A) May 01, 2018
Application note Designing Standalone Single Cell 3-A Charger with bq25606 Nov. 30, 2017
User guide bq25606 PWR772 Evaluation Module (Rev. A) Oct. 06, 2017
Technical article How to choose the right charger for industrial batteries Sep. 13, 2017
Technical article Powering the smart home with a simple charger Jul. 28, 2017
Application note Battery Charger Overload Protection in Boost Mode Operation Jul. 12, 2017
Technical article Should I use a linear charger or a switching charger? Oct. 31, 2015
Application note Dynamic power management for faster, more efficient battery charging Oct. 28, 2013

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The bq25606 evaluation module (EVM) is a complete charger module for evaluating a standalone single cell battery charger using the bq25606 device. The user's guide provides detailed testing instructions for the bq25606 evaluation modules. Also included are descriptions of the necessary equipment (...)
  • High efficiency, 1.5MHz synchronous switchmode buck charger
  • Supports USB on-the-go
  • High battery discharge efficiency with 18-mΩ
  • Ease to use without host
  • High integration includes all MOSFETs, current sensing and loop compensation

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