Application Question for LTC6810 and similar parts. It's not required to use the discharge capability of these devices is it? If not, what do you do with the unused pins. I didn't see anything in the data sheet pertaining to this question.
Additionally, if using the part to measure a string of 12V VRLA batteries, is there a problem using a resistor voltage divider to bring the nominal battery voltage to within the input range of the device?
Also, would anyone care to offer any advice regarding the monitoring of blocks or modules of parallel connected battery cells (say six cells), wherein these modules are then connected in series to create a string of modules (say 24 modules)? In particular, the individual battery cells within the modules are unable to be monitored individually/interdependently. Is this something that's done in certain EV applications?
I appreciate in advance any and all responses!