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Number of series cells 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 Charge current (Max) (A) 2 Operating Vin (Max) (V) 40 Cell chemistry Lead Acid Battery charge voltage (Min) (V) 0 Battery charge voltage (Max) (V) 20 Absolute Vin (safety rating) (Max) ((V)) 40 Control topology Switch-Mode Buck Control interface Standalone (RC-Settable) Features BAT temp thermistor monitoring (hot/cold profile) Operating Vin (Min) (V) 7.5 Rating HiRel Enhanced Product open-in-new Find other Battery charger ICs

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  • Accurate and Efficient Control of Battery Charging
  • Average Current Mode Control from Trickle to Overcharge
  • Resistor Programmable Charge Currents
  • Thermistor Interface Tracks Battery Requirements Over Temperature
  • Output Status Bits Report on Four Internal Charge States
  • Undervoltage Lockout Monitors VCC and VREF
    • Controlled Baseline
    • One Assembly/Test Site
    • One Fabrication Site
    • Available in Military (–55°C/125°C) Temperature Range(1)
    • Extended Product Life Cycle
    • Extended Product-Change Notification
    • Product Traceability
    • Not to Exceed 185.35-KHz Oscillation Frequency at 125°C

(1) Additional temperature ranges available - contact factory

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The UC2909 controls lead acid battery charging with a highly efficient average current mode control loop. This chip combines charge state logic with average current PWM control circuitry. Charge state logic commands current or voltage control depending on the charge state. The chip includes undervoltage lockout circuitry to insure sufficient supply voltage is present before output switching starts. Additional circuit blocks include a differential current sense amplifier, a 1.5% voltage reference, a –3.9-mV/°C thermistor linearization circuit, voltage and current error amplifiers, a PWM oscillator, a PWM comparator, a PWM latch, charge state decode bits, and a 100-mA open collector output driver.

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* Datasheet Switchmode Lead-Acid Battery Charger. datasheet Jul. 23, 2010
Technical articles When to use rechargeable batteries in small battery applications Oct. 01, 2019
VID UC2909-EP VID V6210616 Jun. 21, 2016
Technical articles Should I use a linear charger or a switching charger? Oct. 30, 2015
Technical articles Summertime and the livin' is easy Jun. 20, 2014

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