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PowerLAN Master gateway controller with PowerPump cell Balancing technology

ACTIVE custom-reels CUSTOM Custom reel may be available


Qty Price (USD)
1-99 17.04
100-249 14.884
250-999 11.476
1,000+ 10.265

Additional package qty | Carrier options info-circle

Package qty | Carrier 250 | SMALL T&R
Qty | Price (USD) 1ku | 12.05 1-99 20.003 100-249 17.473 250-999 13.472 1,000+ 12.05

Quality information

RoHS Yes
Lead finish / Ball material NIPDAU
MSL rating / Peak reflow Level-3-260C-168 HR
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Export classification

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  • US ECCN: EAR99

Packaging information

Package | Pins VQFN (RGZ) | 48
Package qty | Carrier: 2,500 | LARGE T&R
Operating temperature range (°C) -40 to 85
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Features for the BQ78PL116

  • bq78PL116 Designed for Managing 3- to 16-Series-Cell Battery Systems
    • Support for LCD and Electronic Paper Displays or EPDs
    • Configurable for 11-A, 26-A, or 110-A Operating Currents
  • Systems With More Than Four Series Cells Require
    External bq76PL102 Dual-Cell Monitors
  • SmartSafety Features:
    • Prevention: Optimal Cell Management
    • Diagnosis: Improved Sensing of Cell Problems
    • Fail Safe: Detection of Event Precursors
  • Rate-of-Change Detection of All Important Cell Characteristics:
    • Impedance
    • Cell Temperature
  • PowerPump Technology Transfers Charge Efficiently From Cell to Cell
    During All Operating Conditions, Resulting in Longer Run Time and Cell Life
    • Includes User-Configurable PowerPump Cell-Balancing Modes
  • High-Resolution 18-Bit Integrating Delta-Sigma Coulomb Counter for
    Precise Charge-Flow Measurements and Gas Gauging
  • Multiple Independent - ADCs: One-per-Cell Voltage,
    Plus Separate Temperature, Current, and Safety
  • Simultaneous, Synchronous Measurement of Pack Current and
    Individual Cell Voltages
  • Very Low Power Consumption
    • < 400 µA Active, < 185 µA Standby, < 85 µA Ship,
      and < 1 µA Undervoltage Shutdown
  • Accurate, Advanced Temperature Monitoring of Cells and MOSFETs
    With up to 4 Sensors
  • Fail-Safe Operation of Pack Protection Circuits: Up to Three Power MOSFETs
    and One Secondary Safety Output (Fuse)
  • Fully Programmable Voltage, Current, Balance, and
    Temperature-Protection Features
  • External Inputs for Auxiliary MOSFET Control
  • Smart Battery System 1.1 Compliant via SMBus
    • Portable Medical Instruments and Test Equipment
    • Mobility Devices (E-Bike)
    • Uninterruptible Power Supplies and Hand-Held Tools

PowerLAN, PowerPump, bqWizard are trademarks of Texas Instruments.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Description for the BQ78PL116

The bq78PL116 master gateway battery controller is part of a complete Li-Ion control, monitoring, and safety solution designed for large series cell strings.

The bq78PL116 along with bq76PL102 PowerLAN™ dual-cell monitors provide complete battery-system control, communications, and safety functions for a structure of three up to 16 series cells. This PowerLAN system provides simultaneous, synchronized voltage and current measurements using one A/D per-cell technology. This eliminates system-induced noise from measurements and allows the precise, continuous, real-time calculation of cell impedance under all operating conditions, even during widely fluctuating load conditions.

PowerPump technology transfers charge between cells to balance their voltage and capacity. Balancing is possible during all battery modes: charge, discharge, and rest. Highly efficient charge-transfer circuitry nearly eliminates energy loss while providing true real-time balance between cells, resulting in longer run-time and improved cycle life.

Temperature is sensed by up to 4 external sensors and one on-chip sensor. This permits accurate temperature monitoring of each cell individually. Firmware is then able to compensate for the temperature-induced effects on capacity, impedance, and OCV on a cell-by-cell basis, resulting in superior charge/ discharge and balancing control.

External MOSFET control inputs provide user- definable direct hardware control over MOSFET states. Smart control prevents excessive current through MOSFET body diodes. Auxiliary inputs can be used for enhanced safety and control in large multicell arrays.

The bq78PL116 is completely user-configurable, with parametric tables in flash memory to suit a variety of cell chemistries, operating conditions, safety controls, and data reporting needs. It is easily configured using the supplied bqWizard graphical user interface (GUI). The device is fully programmed and requires no algorithm or firmware development.

The bq78PL116 pin functions of LED1/SEG1–LED5/SEG5, PSH/BP/TP, and FIELD support LED, LCD, and electronic paper displays (EPDs). The user can configure the bq78PL116 for the desired display type.



Qty Price (USD)
1-99 17.04
100-249 14.884
250-999 11.476
1,000+ 10.265

Additional package qty | Carrier options info-circle

Package qty | Carrier 250 | SMALL T&R
Qty | Price (USD) 1ku | 12.05 1-99 20.003 100-249 17.473 250-999 13.472 1,000+ 12.05

Carrier options

You can choose different carrier options based on the quantity of parts, including full reel, custom reel, cut tape, tube or tray.

custom reel is a continuous length of cut tape from one reel to maintain lot- and date-code traceability, built to the exact quantity requested. Following industry standards, a brass shim connects an 18-inch leader and trailer on both sides of the cut tape for direct feeding into automated assembly machines. TI includes a reeling fee for custom reel orders.

Cut tape is a length of tape cut from a reel. TI may fulfill orders using multiple strips of cut tapes or boxes to satisfy the quantity requested.

TI often ships  tube or tray  devices inside a box or in the tube or tray, depending on inventory availability. We pack all tapes, tubes or sample boxes according to internal electrostatic discharge and moisture-sensitivity-level protection requirements.

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