I am designing a system with two removable smart batteries and I am concerned about preventing arcing when hot-swapping one of the batteries. I gather from the datasheet that LTC1760 cuts off the battery's output switch when its thermistor connection goes OVER-RANGE or disconnected entirely, but how much time does it take until the switch is cut? The time for the switch itself to act is given in the datasheet as a few microseconds, but I could not find the timing characteristics of SafetySignal measurement. I need to know this in order to decide whether it will be sufficient to put SMBus and SafetySignal connections on shorter pins in the battery connector (I am eyeing TE 18276x4) and rely on the few milliseconds' delay between the shorter and the longer pins losing contact, or if I need a limit switch of some kind to have LTC1760 cut off the output FET in order to prevent arcing when the battery is being removed.
Thank you for your attention.