I am currently trying to choose a charger IC for Lithium-ion cells batteries and thereby came across the datasheet for the MAX1737:
The datasheet does not seem to mention the maximum charging current this IC is able to supply.
Hence my question: Did I miss something, or could it be that the most important characteristic of any charger IC indeed is not mentioned in that datasheet?
I have understood that the charging current is driven by an external MOSFET. But when you go to
and then switch to "key specs", you can see that the maximum charging current is 4 A.
So I am rewording my question:
Why is the charging current limited at all (given that charging is driven by an external MOSFET), and why is that limitation not mentioned in the datasheet?