We're using a BQ27510-G3 Gas Gauge in our design.
We've noticed that when the gas gauge is first powered-on (i.e., when we insert a battery into our portable device or first apply Vcc to our test breadboards), it will take about 2300 ms before the Gas Gauge seems to really be going. For example, here's a typical trace with our startup code reading the "Voltage", "Flags", and "Nominal Available Capacity" values from the Gas Gauge:
Is this to be expected?
Is the startup time officially documented anywhere (such as the BQ27510-G3 Data Sheet or in some Application Note)?
Our Battery Engineer thought he remembered seeing this time mentioned in older documentation (such as the -G1 Data Sheet) but it wasn't obvious to me when I read that (although there are hints that several startup activities sum to just about our observed 2300 ms).
I ask because we'd like to set an upper bound on how long we should delay before commencing our battery monitoring activities and expecting accurate results. Right now, based on our experiments, we've set our real code to just blindly wait 3000 ms before commencing battery monitoring but a reference for that timing choice would be appreciated.