Features and Benefits

  • Complete Li+ Charging Solution up to 3-Series Cells (MAX1757) and 4-Series Cells (MAX1758)
  • 1.5A Battery-Charging Current
  • Low Heat/High Efficiency
  • 300kHz PWM Operation
  • Up to 14V Input Voltage Range (MAX1757)
  • Up to 28V Input Voltage Range (MAX1758)
  • 28-Pin SSOP Package
  • Surface-Mount Construction
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Details

The MAX1757/MAX1758 evaluation kits (EV kits) are assembled and tested PC boards that implement a step-down, switching lithium-ion (Li+) battery charger. The MAX1757 EV kit can be set to charge 1- to 3-series cells, and the MAX1758 EV kit can be set to charge 1- to 4-series cells. The cell voltage can be set between 4.0V and 4.4V using standard 1% resistors while maintaining 1% overall regulation voltage accuracy. Three LEDs indicate the charging status.

The MAX1757/MAX1758 EV kits detect faulty cells and terminate charging. Two capacitors are used to set the charge termination, prequalification, and fault timeout periods. A user-supplied thermistor may be connected to either EV kit to monitor battery temperature and suspend charging for over-/undertemperature conditions.


  • Desktop Cradle Chargers
  • Handheld Instruments (PDAs, Palmtops)
  • Li+ Battery Packs
  • Notebook Computers
  • PDAs


Pricing displayed is based on 1-piece.

Pricing displayed is based on 1-piece. The USA list pricing shown is for budgetary use only, shown in United States dollars (FOB USA per unit), and is subject to change. International prices may vary due to local duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates.