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I working on a project that uses a lipo battery and a fuel gauge to monitor the battery voltage level.

I have the Sparkfun Lipo Fuel Gauge that uses the MAX17043 IC (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10617). For this project though, i will need to get a PCB made (with parts assembly), but the MAX17043 IC is no longer available, hence i need to use the newer MAX17048 IC (http://www.maximintegrated.com/datasheet/index.mvp/id/7636).

I have attached the circuit i plan on using with the new MAX17048 IC.

Will the code by SparkFun (http://dlnmh9ip6v2uc.cloudfront.net/datasheets/Dev/Arduino/Shields/LiPower_Shield_Example.ino) work with this new IC. Also, is my circuit diagram correct?

Thanks for your time. I'd really appeciate any help.


Will the code by SparkFun (http://dlnmh9ip6v2uc.cloudfront.net/datasheets/Dev/Arduino/Shields/LiPower_Shield_Example.ino) work with this new IC.

Doesn't anyone experiment any more? How difficult would it be to try the code with that IC?


I think the problem is that the IC is surface mount which means he might get a PBC developed and assembled, which is going to cost money. Better to be sure than not.


could you try it first on a breakout board?

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