We are so excited to announce the new features of THINO , based on the state of art electronic design , completed by our brilliant engineer. Mr. CHIP, from Israel.
Thino has now the following main features:
· Ability to recognize smartphones as a maximum current supply source
· The ability to demand maximum current from the USB PC/Adaptor
It contains a state-of-the-art management unit based on Cypress Programmable System-on-Chip (PsoC) Technology. Using a dedicated, smart algorithm, Thino can detect any mobile charging method, be it iPhone, Samsung or any other standard BC protocol, and can distinguish between charging source types: SDP, DCP and CDP.
Once the charging method is detected, Thino is able to supply the smartphone with the maximum current it can draw from the source. It supports a primary and secondary USB detection algorithm as defined by the BC 1.2 specifications.
In addition, Thino provides emergency power to your device via the internal Lithium Polymer battery. The internal battery is charged from the current not used to directly charge the smartphone battery. What this means is that if, for example, the smartphone can be charged with 1.5A and the charging source is able to supply a total of 2.1A, the remaining 0.6A will be used to charge the internal battery.
Charging Management Features:
- High Efficiency consisting of:
Low battery current leakage, low power consumption of electronic components inside Thino and efficiency in boost mode (from Thino internal battery to USB bus voltage).
- Power Path Management
The device accommodates a wide range of input sources - from USB, wall adapters, to car batteries. The device provides automatic power path selection to supply the system (SYS) from input source (VBUS), battery (BAT), or both.
- Dynamic Power Management
To meet maximum current limit in USB spec and avoid over loading the adapter, the device features Dynamic Power Management, which continuously monitors the input current and input voltage.
When input source is over-loaded, either the current exceeds the input current limit or the voltage falls below the input voltage limit. The device then reduces the charge current until the input current falls below the input current limit and the input voltage rises above the input voltage limit.
When the charge current is reduced to zero, but the input source is still overloaded, the system voltage starts to drop. Once the system voltage falls below the battery voltage, the device automatically enters the supplement mode where the battery starts discharging so that the system is supported from both the input source and battery.
- Integrated Current Sensing
Thino is able to determine current levels and has the following safety features:
Over charge protection – Disables charging when battery voltage goes above a safe threshold.
Over discharge protection – Disables discharging when battery voltages goes below a threshold.
Short circuit protection – Disables discharging if a short circuit is detected.
- ESD Protection on USB data lines
ESD is the sudden flow of electricity between two electrically charged objects caused by contact, an electrical short, or dielectric breakdown. It is large enough to cause damage to sensitive electronic devices. ESD occurs when differently-charged objects are brought close together or when the dielectric between them breaks down, often creating a visible spark.
ESD can create electric sparks (lightning, with the accompanying sound of thunder, is an example of large-scale ESD event)
- Maximum current provided: 3A, depending on usb power source and mobile capability.
- Internal battery
The power path management regulates the system slightly above battery voltage but does not drop below 3.5V minimum system voltage (programmable). With this feature, the system maintains operation even when the Thino battery is completely depleted or removed. When the input current limit or voltage limit is reached, the power path management automatically reduces the charge current to zero. As the system load continues to increase, the power path discharges the battery until the system power requirement is met. This supplement mode operation prevents overloading the input source
- USB Host or Charging Port Detection
Compatible with the latest USB Battery Charger Specs (BC1.2)
- Supports Non-Standard Adapters Detection
- High Accuracy Charge Voltage (±0.5%) and Charge Current (±7%)
- Input Voltage and Current Limit Supports USB2.0 and USB 3.0
- Internal battery (480mAh), charged from USB featuring:
Autonomous Battery Charging with or without Host Management
Priority for smartphone battery charging when available
Battery Temperature Sensing
Battery Charging Safety Timer
 SDP (Standard Downstream Port): The regular USB port present in desktop PCs and laptops. It can provide a maximum current of 500mA with enumeration and 100mA without enumeration.
 CDP (Charging Downstream Port): A special USB port present in most modern PCs, laptops or other USB d This USB port can provide a current of up to 1.5A to peripherals.
 DCP (Dedicated Charging Port): A USB port meant only for charging and does not perform any communication functions. This port can supply up to 1.5A of current to a charging device.