Accurate gauging and 50-μA standby current, 13-S, 48-V li-ion battery pack reference design


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This reference design is a low standby and ship mode current consumption and high SOC gauging accuracy 13S, 48-V Li-ion battery pack design. It monitors each cell voltage, pack current and temperature with high accuracy and protects the Li-ion battery pack against overvoltage, undervoltage, over temperature and over current situations. The SOC gauging, based on bq34z100-g1, takes advantage of an impedance tracking algorithm and achieves as high as 2% accuracy at room temperature. Through a well-designed auxiliary power supply strategy and high efficiency, low quiescent current DC-DC converter LM5164, this design achieves 50-μA stand-by and 5-μA ship mode consumption, saving more energy and allowing longer shipping time and idle time. Also, this design supports a well running firmware, which helps to decrease product research time.

  • 2% battery pack SOC accuracy at room temperature
  • 50-μA current consumption when in standby mode
  • 15-μA current consumption when in shipping mode
  • Robust and programmable protection, including: cell over voltage, cell under voltage, overcurrent discharge, short circuit, overtemperature and undertemperature
  • Support 100-mA cell balancing
  • High-side charging and discharging MOSFETs and support pre-discharge function

A fully assembled board has been developed for testing and performance validation only, and is not available for sale.

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Reference design overview and verified performance test data

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Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDRY28.ZIP (345 K)

Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers

TIDRY29.ZIP (317 K)

Detailed overview of design layout for component placement

TIDRY31B.ZIP (4151 K)

Files used for 3D models or 2D drawings of IC components

TIDCF37A.ZIP (1423 K)

Design file that contains information on physical board layer of design PCB

TIDRY30.ZIP (1275 K)

PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout


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* Design guide Accurate gauging & 50uA standby current 13S 48V Li-ion battery pack ref design (Rev. B) Feb. 26, 2019
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