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TI introduces industry's first single-chip battery management device for power tools and e-bike applications

Highly integrated, standalone device provides complete pack protection and cell-balancing for 4- to 10-cell lithium battery packs

Jul 18, 2011

DALLAS, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced the industry's first fully integrated battery protection and cell-balancing solution for Li-Ion and lithium iron phosphate battery packs. The bq77910 battery management and protection device can manage 4- to 10-cell battery packs, and two devices can be stacked to protect 11- to 20-cell packs. The device simplifies battery pack designs for e-bikes, e-scooters, portable gardening tools, power tools and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and can also be used when replacing lead acid batteries. For samples and evaluation modules, visit www.ti.com/bq77910-pr.  

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The bq77910 protects the battery pack by monitoring individual cell voltages and drives two N-channel power MOSFETs to interrupt current flow during fault conditions. Fault detection and recovery criteria for the device are fully programmable in non-volatile memory to suit all types of lithium battery systems.

Key features and benefits of the bq77910

  • Battery management and protection for 4- to 10-cell lithium batteries: Individual cell monitoring and balancing with internal FETs maximizes battery pack service life and performance.
  • Low power operation: Low quiescent current (50 uA typical, 2.5 uA in shutdown mode) minimizes battery discharge during storage or idle periods to optimize battery life.
  • Supports additional lithium battery chemistries: Programmable (EEPROM) fault detection thresholds and time delays make the bq77910 adaptable to all variations of lithium systems, including LiCoO2 and LiFePO4.
  • Standalone integrated solution does not require an external controller or processor.

Tools and support

TI offers a variety of tools and support to speed the implementation of the bq77910 family of devices:

Availability and pricing

The bq77910 is available now in a 38-pin TSSOP package, priced at $2.70 in quantities of 1,000.  

Find out more about TI's battery management portfolio by visiting the links below:

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