So I'm going to use the MAX8856 in my design and I have a 5800mAh 18650 battery.
The MAX8856 has a SYS output that cuts the output off at 3.5V. However, it seems that the 18650 would only be half discharged at that point. So what I want to do is put the system load in line with the BAT pin and the battery and use my own voltage monitor to be able to discharge the battery down to a lower voltage.
I've been speaking with the engineers, but is this possible/smart? Input? Thanks!