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Demokit for Passive Balancing

The AS8506 supports Cell Monitoring and Cell Balancing in a simultaneous and autonomous way. Additionally the IC can do  either passive balancing or active balancing through a small external fly back converter.



This kit demonstrates the AS8506’s ability to operate without a microcontroller and firmware. It allows balancing of up to 7 cells completely autonomous.

The hardware will support li-based cell packs as well as EDLCs. The Number of cells, target voltage as well as over and under voltage can be configured by resistor options.

All li-based cell packs as well as EDLCs (Electrical double-layer capacitors ==> supercapacitors) in following applications:

  • Mobility like automotive applications 12V and 48V, motorcycles, E-scooters, E-Bicycles, E-Karts
  • Consumer Electronics like notebooks
  • Powertools like drill machines
  • Off-grid energy storage like street lighting