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Features and Benefits

  • Switches to Backup Battery if Power Fails
  • Consumes Less than 100nA of Battery Current
  • Power-Fail Output Signals Primary Power-Supply Loss
  • Battery Monitor Indicates Low Battery
  • Battery Can Be Disconnected to Prevent Discharge During Shipping
  • Battery Automatically Reconnected when VCC is Applied
  • Pin-Compatible with the DS1259
  • Supply Current Three Times Lower than DS1259
  • Available in Extended-Industrial and Military Temperature Ranges

Product Details

The MAX1259 battery manager provides backup-battery switching for CMOS RAM, microprocessors, or other low-power logic ICs. It automatically switches to the backup battery when the primary power supply is interrupted. Low-loss switches guarantee an input-to-output differential of only 200mV while supplying 250mA from the primary power supply or 15mA from the battery.

Battery discharge during shipping does not occur in the MAX1259, since the backup battery can be disconnected by strobing the RST input.

A battery-fail output signal indicates when the backup battery is below +2V, and a power-fail output signal indicates when the primary power supply is low. The MAX1259 monitors the backup battery, warns of impending power failures, and switches the memory to the battery when failures occur. The MAX1259 is pin-compatible with the DS1259, but consumes three times less supply current. Commercial, extended, and military temperature range devices are available.


  • Battery Backup for CMOS RAM
  • Computers
  • Controllers
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies

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Part Number Material Declaration Reliability Data Pin/Package Drawing CAD Symbols, Footprints & 3D Models
MAX1259CPE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Plastic Dual-In-Line, Narrow (0.3in)
MAX1259CWE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
MAX1259CWE+T Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
MAX1259EWE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
MAX1259EWE+T Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
MAX1259MLP/883B Material Declaration Reliability Data Leadless Chip Carrier
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