As I have admitted in the past I am still pretty new to the Li-Ion/Li-PO battery and its charging so bear with me.
I am evaluating a device that uses the following single cell for power:
It's a pretty standard Li-Ion cell, 3.7v/1400maH
The charging IC that is on the board is this one:
The actual part number appears to be MCP73831-2, whose regulated output voltage is 4.2vdc and max output current is 500ma, with a 2k programming resistor.
Here is where I get a little stuck.....isn't there a minimum current that needs to be injected into the cell, and arent you not supposed to go over the nominal voltage of the cell? I believe if you do not adhere to these specs the cell goes BOOM!!
With the spec of the battery and the spec of the charger IC are these two mated correctly? Something tells me they are not a good fit, but I feel better asking someone with more knowledge on this.