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Q: BQ27500 max pack capacity by 313454
Hello, I'm using the BQ evaluation software to configure the BQ27500 system-side impedance track fuel gauge.
In my application the capacity of the battery pack is 49000mAh (7 x 7000mAh packs in parallel) but when i put this value on the "design capacity" parameter using the bqeasy tool there is an overflow error message when the flash is programmed.
If I try to change the parameter using the dataflash window there is an overflow for the a numbers greater than 32767 and the value programmed become negative.
On the datasheet the max value for this parameter is 65535 so why is there an overflow?
Is the max capacity for a BQ27500 32767 or 65535mAh?
If the the capacity max of the BQ27500 is 32767 what could be the solution to gauge a 49000mAH battery pack?
A: Re: BQ27500 max pack capacity by 317599
The limit for our coulomb counting should actually be 32k.
To gauge capacities higher than this, you can mis-calibrate your sense resistor by a certain factor (2x, for example). This will reduce your coulomb counting by 2x.
All your relative values (SOC, time-to-empty, etc.) will still be correct, but your absolute values will be 2x lower so your system will need to multiply the readings by 2.
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