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BQ25620EVM: Recommendation Required

Part Number: BQ25620EVM
Other Parts Discussed in Thread: BQ76952

i have been using BQ25620EVM for my application but i need to know weather it will show battery % if i interfaced it with microcontroller. and as my application is i need to connect solar panel to charger my battery and i want to monitor the battery status also so that i can keep track of when my battery is about to die. and i also need to know the health of the battery. so i can keep track of that as well. do suggest me what chips is suitable for my application and while recommending please enlighten me on the difference between "battery charger , battery monitor and fuel gauge". 

and does battery monitor chip also does the charging for example BQ76952?

  • Hi,

    The chargers are essentially power supplies with complex state machines and analog feedback loops while the gauges are micro-controllers using ADCs and digital logic. The chargers usually only charge batteries, but do not report battery capacity.

    The BQ75952 is battery monitor & protector. It does not charge battery. It is ok to use a charger and a battery monitor & protector together.

    This is charger support. Please submit another thread for battery monitor/gauge suggestions.