Microchip Technology Inc . introduce new series of batteries chargers for Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery , Single-Cell Li-Ion / Li-Polymer Battery , Dual-Cell Li-Ion / Li-Polymer Battery .
With similar design and and easy to configure new chip batteries chargers are : MCP73123 and MCP73223 for Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery , MCP73113 and MCP73114 for single-Cell Li-Ion / Li-Polymer Battery , MCP73213 for dual-Cell Li-Ion / Li-Polymer Battery .
All chargers are designed for battery charge management for space-limited and cost-sensitive applications providing specific charge algorithms to achieve optimal capacity and safety in the shortest charging time possible. All chargers can be used in portable applications like : low-Cost Battery Chargers , MP3 Players ,Digital Still Camera , Portable Media Players , Handheld Devices , Bluetooth Headsets , USB Chargers and many other .
As you can see in schematic presented below the circuit s for the chargers are simple an require few external components but before start a new charger design read the datasheet .
All chargers have many features like :complete Linear Charge Management Controller , Input Overvoltage Protection , Pass Transistor , Integrated Current Sense , Integrated Reverse Discharge Protection , Constant Current , Constant Voltage Operation with Thermal Regulation ,High Accuracy Preset Voltage Regulation , Battery Charge Voltage Options ,Automatic End-of-Charge Control , Selectable Minimum Current Ratio , Elapse Safety Timer , Automatic Recharge , Soft Start.