Questions tagged [fuel-gauge]

used to indicate the level of energy contained in a storage device compared to its maximum level

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BQ34210-Q1: Battery data needed to configure fuel gauge without dedicated tool

I have a BQ34210-Q1 on a custom board with a CC2652R. I'm trying to get the StateOfCharge and StateOfHealth from this battery I tried reading the technical manual and the datasheet and got to the ...
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STC3100 Gas gauge value reading 0x0000 or 0xFFFF

I am currently programming an STC3100 trying to read battery capacity. I am successfully able to read temperature, current, and voltage, however the value for the gas gauge battery capacity is either ...
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What is the maximum current can pass in BQ40Z50R2 (fuel gauge IC?)

I am unable to find the maximum current this fuel gauge IC can pass from its datasheet. Can anyone tell me?
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Fuel Level Sensor Safety

I'm looking up fuel level sensor manufacturers (Omnicomm, Technoton etc) and noticed that a lot of them offer capacitive fuel sensors for all types of fuel. However, based on my understanding, ...
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Configuring fuel gauge IC (BQ35100) with USB-I2C converter

I want to use TI's BQ35100 fuel gauge IC for my circuit. As per this instructional video, I would need an evaluation board and a communications interface adapter to configure the IC. Could I just use ...
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Sense resistors in system-side Li-Ion charger/gauge circuit

I'm working on designing a charger and fuel gauge circuit for a premade 3S3P Li-Ion battery pack. The battery pack has basic protection circuits onborad (over/undervoltage and a PTC) and only the pack ...
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MAX17205 DevName reading wrong, but other default value is correct. Why?

I am using the battery fuel guage MAX17205 through I2C bus. The Device Name register that I read from it seems have a different value than what the datasheet states: I am reading a 0x2a7c, but it'...
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Fuel sender - need something to convert ohms to volts?

I need to connect a cars fuel sender(ohms) to a analog input on a GPS tracker (volts) Here's the catch, in our tests most fuel senders we worked with seem to send the data as ohms/resistance However,...
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STM32F103C8T6 - I2C communication with TI FuelGauge BQ78350

I am trying to establish communication between TI BQ78350 FuelGauge and STM32F103C8T6 using I2C/SMBus. The following is the I2C configuration used for the standard HAL I2C library. ...
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NiMH Batteries and Fuel Gauge

I'm currently trying to figure out the best way to make use of my gas gauge LTC2943-1 in conjunction with my pack of NiMH batteries. I am aware that voltage alone is not a sufficient measure of the ...
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State of charge estimation

Which is a more accurate estimation of SOC between different versions of Kalman filter vs advanced Fuel gauge ICs such as the ones from Texas Instruments (Impedance Track algorithm) or Maxim ...
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Passive Cell balancing affecting Gas Gauge Coulomb Count

I am designing a solar 7.4V Li battery charger, and want to include gas gauging, and cell balancing. If I use passive cell balancing, I waste power and cause my coulomb counter to lose count. Is there ...
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What is difference between Qmax and Design Capacity of battery parameters?

I'm working with the BQ27742-g1 (Texas Instruments) Fuel Gauge. I have some confusion about battery parameters. What is Qmax and Design capacity? Are they the same or different? What is the ...
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I2C Communication Signal Issue

hello to all, I'm working on I2C Based Communication Device bq27742-g1(Texas Instrument) Battery fuel gauge which is Slave Device address is 0xAA. I have put in the 10K pull up resistor. In this I'...
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Read Fuel Tank level voltage and send via Wifi [closed]

In most cars the fuel level is measured by a floater connected to a potentiometer and it's quite likely that the panel is reading an analogue voltage signal coming from the fuel sender unit. What ...
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Dual Fuel Senders - Shared Fuel Gauge Circuit Help

Just planning should I ever convert a car to run dual fuel i.e. Petrol and LPG/Autogas and decided I don't much like the way the gauges are done in most installations, so I decided I wanted to find a ...
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Battery SoC measurement

I am designing an instrument powered by two series AA NiMH, NiCd, or alkaline batteries, I need to display remaining battery capacity on it, so I was wondering what the best way to do it is. I ...
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Mysterious Trace in Battery Fuel Gauge Datasheet

I'm using a lipo battery in a project, and I want to include a sophisticated battery fuel gauge in my design. I have a battery input stage with a TI BQ24072 charge management IC and a linear down-...
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What makes this voltage regulator special?

I'm working on digesting the data sheet for the Texas Instruments bq34z100-g1 fuel gauge IC. I'm looking to use this chip with a 2 cell lithium polymer battery pack. If using a multi cell pack the ...