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BQ76PL536A ACTIVE 3 to 6 series cell lithium-ion battery monitor and secondary protection for industrial battery packs The bq76PL536 is not recommended for new designs. The bq76PL536A is an pin and function compatible device which offers improved communications functionality, noise immunity, and ADC performance. TI strongly recommends that design engineers consider the bq76PL536A for all new designs

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  • 3 to 6 Series Cell Support, All Chemistries
  • Hot-Pluggable
  • High-Speed SPI for Data Communications
  • Stackable Vertical Interface
  • No Isolation Components Required Between ICs
  • Industrial Temperature Range, –40°C to 85°C
  • High-Accuracy Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC):
    • ±3 mV Typical accuracy
    • 14-Bit Resolution, 6-µs Conversion Time
    • Nine ADC Inputs: 6 Cell Voltages, 1 Six-Cell Brick Voltage,
      2 Temperatures, 1 General-Purpose Input
    • Dedicated Pins for Synchronizing Measurements
  • Configuration Data Stored in ECC-OTP Registers
  • Built-In Comparators (Secondary Protector) for:
    • Over- and Undervoltage Protection
    • Overtemperature Protection
    • Programmable Thresholds and Delay Times
    • Dedicated Fault Output Signals for OV, UV, OT
  • Cell Balancing Control Outputs With Safety Timeout
    • Balance Current Set by External Components
  • Supply Voltage Range from 6 V to 30 V Continuous and 36 V Peak
  • Low Power:
    • Typical 12-µA Sleep, 45-µA Idle
  • Integrated Precision 5-V, 3-mA LDO
    • Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS)
    • E-Bike and E-Scooter
    • Large-Format Battery Systems
    • Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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The bq76PL536 is a stackable three to six series cell lithium-ion battery pack protector and analog front end (AFE) that incorporates a precision analog-to-digital converter (ADC); independent cell voltage and temperature protection; cell balancing, and a precision 5-V regulator to power user circuitry.

The bq76PL536 integrates a voltage translation and precision analog-to-digital converter system to measure battery cell voltages with high accuracy and speed.

The bq76PL536 provides full protection (secondary protection) for overvoltage, undervoltage, and overtemperature conditions. When safety thresholds are exceeded, the bq76PL536 sets the FAULT output. No external components are needed to configure or enable the protection features.

Cell voltage and temperature protection functions are independent of the ADC system. Programmable protection thresholds and detection delay times are stored in Error Check/Correct (ECC) OTP EPROM, which increases the flexibility and reliability of the battery management system.

The bq76PL536 is intended to be used with a host controller to maximize the functionality of the battery management system. However, the protection functions do not require a host controller.

The bq76PL536 can be stacked vertically to monitor up to 192 cells without additional isolation components between ICs. A high-speed serial peripheral interface (SPI) bus operates between each bq76PL536 to provide reliable communications through a high-voltage battery cell stack.

The host microcontroller controls cell balancing of individual cells by setting the registers (via SPI) which control the appropriate CBx outputs. These outputs can be turned off via the same control, or automatically by the internal programmable safety timer. The balancing bypass current is set via an external series resistor and FET.

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* Data sheet 3 to 6 Series Cell Lithium-Ion Battery Monitor and Secondary Protection IC datasheet (Rev. A) Jul. 07, 2010
Technical article How to stack battery monitors for high-cell-count industrial applications Feb. 11, 2021
Technical article Why is my idling device draining its battery? Using MSP MCUs for power management. Feb. 15, 2013
Application note bq76PL536/536A/536AQ1 Communication Basics (Rev. B) Jul. 05, 2011
Application note Multi-Cell Li-Ion Battery Management System Using MSP430F5529 and bq76PL536 Dec. 16, 2010
Application note Improving Communications With the bq76PL536 Aug. 11, 2010

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BQ76PL536PGM-1 Programming Software
BQ76PL536PGM-1-SW The BQ76PL536PGM-1 tool interfaces with the bq76PL536PGM-1 programming board
  • Program BQ76PL536 EEPROM
  • Error check EEPROM
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