Features and Benefits

  • Charges 35µF to 300V
  • EV Kit Includes Xenon Flash Tube, IGBT, and Trigger Transformer
  • No Inrush Current
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Robust Architecture Allows Use of Low-Cost Transformers
  • High Accuracy Not Dependent on Transformer Turns Ratio
  • Automatic Refresh Mode Draws Minimal Quiescent Current
  • Charge-Done Indicator
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Details

The MAX8685C evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested printed-circuit board (PCB) for evaluating the MAX8685C/MAX8685D xenon flash charger family. The MAX8685C EV kit operates from a 2.5V to 5.5V supply and charges a 35µF capacitor to 300V. Battery voltages as low as 1.5V can be used to supply the inductor primary current. The MAX8685C/MAX8685D offer fixed peak primary current limits of 1A and 1.6A, respectively. An LED indicator on the EV kit lights up when the initial charging cycle is complete.


  • Cell-Phone Cameras
  • Digital Cameras
  • Film Cameras
  • Personal Media Players

Documentation & Resources