The MCP1630 Low Cost Li-Ion Battery Charger is used to evaluate Microchip’s MCP1630 used in a SEPIC power converter application. The MCP1630 Low Cost Li-Ion Charger is capable of charging a single-cell, Li-Ion battery pack utilizing an input voltage of 6 V to 18 V (battery packs are not included). The MCP1630 Low Cost Li-Ion Battery Charger provides a constant current – constant voltage charge with preconditioning, cell temperature monitoring, and battery pack fault monitoring. The battery charger provides a status and fault indication. The MCP1630 Low Cost Li-Ion Battery Charger automatically detects the insertion or removal of a battery pack.