ZHCSGY5A October 2017 – December 2017
The bq2407x devices are integrated Li-Ion linear chargers and system power path management devices targeted at space-limited portable applications. The device powers the system while simultaneously and independently charging the battery. This feature reduces the number of charge and discharge cycles on the battery, allows for proper charge termination and enables the system to run with a defective or absent battery pack. This feature also allows instant system turn-on even with a totally discharged battery. The input power source for charging the battery and running the system can be an AC adapter or a USB port. The devices feature Dynamic Power Path Management (DPPM), which shares the source current between the system and battery charging, and automatically reduces the charging current if the system load increases. When charging from a USB port, the input dynamic power management (VIN-DPM) circuit reduces the input current if the input voltage falls below a threshold, thus preventing the USB port from crashing. The power-path architecture also permits the battery to supplement the system current requirements when the adapter cannot deliver the peak system currents.