Features and Benefits

  • Selectable 100mA, 500mA, and Up to 1A Input Current Limits
  • 4.25V to 14V Input Voltage Range
  • Input Overvoltage Protection
  • Battery Thermistor Input
  • Charger Status Outputs
  • Thermally Optimized Charge Rate
  • Type-B USB Jack
  • 14-Pin, 3mm x 3mm TDFN Package
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Details

The MAX8606 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested surface-mount circuit board demonstrating the MAX8606 linear charger for single-cell Li+ batteries. The EV kit operates from either a 100mA/500mA USB port or a 4.25V to 14V input power supply; however, charging is disabled when the input voltage exceeds 5.8V. Charging is optimized for Li+ cells using a control algorithm that includes low-battery precharging, voltage and current-limited fast-charging, and top-off charging, while continuously monitoring the battery for overvoltage, over/under temperature, and charging time. A 3.5V to 4.2V SYS output, in conjunction with the low-RDSON battery switch, powers the system even when the battery is deeply discharged or not installed. The charger status is indicated by two open-drain outputs. Two logic inputs (active-low EN1 and active-low EN2) select suspend mode, 100mA, 500mA, or 750mA fast-charge mode. The maximum charge current is programmable up to 1A. The MAX8606 is assembled in the space-saving 14-pin, 3mm x 3mm TDFN package.
The MAX8606 EV kit can also be used to evaluate the MAX8856. To evaluate the MAX8856, request a free sample along with the EV kit.


  • Cellular Phones, Smartphones, PDAs
  • Digital Cameras, MP3 Players
  • USB Appliances, Charging Cradles, and Docks

Documentation & Resources


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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.