Increasing The DS276X Battery Monitor and Protector ESD Protection Levels


An important consideration in battery pack electronics design is protecting against the susceptibility to an ESD event. This application note presents a DS276x battery monitor and protector application circuit that can extend the ESD protection beyond the standard IEC1000-4-2 specifications of 8kV contact and 15kV air. Specific components to be used are presented as well as specific circuit layout considerations that should be considered to maximize ESD protection.