Features and Benefits

  • Bridge-Battery Charger
  • 6V, 50mA Bridge Output
  • 5V Linear Regulator
  • Input Voltage Disconnect Detection
  • Fully Assembled and Tested Surface-Mount Board

Product Details

The MAX1612 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a complete bridge-battery management circuit. A small 2.4V, 50mAh NiCd battery, similar to the type commonly used in bridge circuits of notebook computers, is mounted on the board. When the main power source is disconnected, the MAX1612 boosts the 2-cell bridge battery voltage to 6V to power the load. The MAX1612 also controls the battery's trickle charge cycle.

The MAX1612 evaluation board can also be used to evaluate the MAX1613. Simply order a free sample of the MAX1613EEE and replace the MAX1612 with the MAX1613.


  • Backup Battery Applications
  • Notebook Computers
  • Portable Equipment