Demonstration circuit 2038A shows the LTC4162 multicell step-down battery charger with PowerPath™ and I2C telemetry operating with a configurable chemistry and cell count. The LTC4162 supports up to eight cells for Li-Ion, nine cells for LiFePO4, and 6V, 12V, 18V, or 24V lead-acid batteries. Programmable and fully autonomous charge algorithms can be chosen for each of the chemistries.
The DC2038A is populated with one of the six adjustable LTC4162 variants, each suited to a specific battery chemistry and default MPPT enabled state. For more information, refer to the DC2038A demo manual.