Texas Instruments' bq77910 precision protector is a complete stand-alone, self-contained battery-protection and cell-balancing device intended for Li-ion/polymer battery packs. The bq77910 monitors 4 to 10 series individual cell voltages and provides fast-acting outputs which may be used to drive N-channel MOSFETs to interrupt the power path. Activation delays and recovery methods for each safety condition are fully programmable in non-volatile memory. Automatic cell balancing is provided using internal 50-mA cell circuits. A robust balancing algorithm ensures optimum performance by maintaining all cell voltages in balance. Balancing may be configured to operate at all times, only during charge, or can be disabled completely.