I currently am using Li-FePO4 cells in the configuration below (picture):enter image description here

I'm researching how to build a passive cell balancer for this battery pack. Though I'm getting confused on some specs I'm seeing in data sheets; for example in one of TI's spec sheets it says "# Series Cells (Min)". Now I'm not quite sure how I'd answer that. I know I have 2 cells in series X 3, connected in parallel; but not quite sure how to apply that to that spec. (shown in picture below) enter image description here

How would I answer that?


The IC says 6 cells minimum, you have two, therefore it will not work.

The supply voltage for that IC derived from the batteries has a range of 12v to 70 odd, the 6v from your pack will not be enough.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Either way, how would I answer that question? Would I say 2 cells in series? \$\endgroup\$ – Sam W Jun 23 '16 at 17:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ yes, you'd say 2. As you need 6, it will not work with that IC. \$\endgroup\$ – Neil_UK Jun 23 '16 at 17:53

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