Features and Benefits

  • Simple Stand-Alone Li+ Charger
  • Low Power Dissipation
  • Safely Precharges Over-Discharged Cells
  • Top-Off Charging to Achieve Full Battery Capacity
  • 8-Pin µMAX® Package
  • Surface-Mount Construction
  • Fully Assembled and Tested
  • Product Details

    The MAX1879, in conjunction with a P-channel MOSFET and a current-limited wall-mount adapter with an output voltage between +4.7V to +20V, allows safe and quick charging of a single lithium-ion (Li+) cell.

    The MAX1879 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a complete, fully assembled and tested Li+ battery charger. Jumpers on the EV kit allow easy adjustment to a +4.1V or +4.2V battery regulation voltage. A light-emitting diode (LED) indicates the cell's charging status.


    • Cell Phones
    • Consumer Audio
    • Cordless Phones
    • Digital Still Cameras
    • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
    • Pagers
    • Palmtops, Handy Terminals
    • Pen Entry Palmtops, PDAs and Organizers
    • Smart Battery Packs/Chargers

    Documentation & Resources


    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.