ZHCSD75D March 2014 – January 2018
Inclusion of a 2-kΩ series resistor on the PACKP input allows it to tolerate a charger overvoltage event up to 28 V without device damage. The resistor also protects the device in the event of a reverse polarity charger input, since the substrate diode will be forward biased and attempt to conduct charger current through the fuel gauge (as well as the high FETs). An external reverse charger input FET clamp can be added to short the DSG FET gate to its source terminal, forcing the conduction channel off when negative voltage is present at PACK+ input to the battery pack and preventing large battery discharge currents. A ceramic capacitor connected at the PACKP pin helps to filter voltage into the comparator sense lines used for checking charger and load presence. In addition, in the Low Voltage Charging State, the minimal circuit elements that are operational are powered from this input pin and require a stable supply.