Demonstration circuit 2350A is a multicell battery stack monitor featuring the LTC6812-1, a 15-cell monitor on the DC2350A-A, or the LTC6813-1, an 18-cell monitor on the DC2350A-B. Multiple boards can be linked through a 2-wire isolated serial interface (isoSPI) to monitor any number of cells in a stack. The demo circuit also features reversible isoSPI enabling a fully redundant communication path.
The DC2350 can communicate to a PC by connecting directly to a DC2026 Linduino® One. The DC2026 must be loaded with the appropriate program (called a “sketch”) to control the battery stack monitor IC and receive data through a USB serial port. The DC2792/DC1941 can be connected to the DC2026 to provide a fully isolated isoSPI interface to the DC2350.