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