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LTC6804 PEC Errors when Daisy Chained

Question asked by on May 8, 2018
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I have a question about the LTC6804.  I am in the process of developing a LabVIEW test program designed to communicate with several LTC6804’s in a battery pack. I am using 3 Part #LTC68041G-1 Demo Circuit 1894B. The SPI communications is done through a National Instruments NI USB-8451 SPI interface.


Up until now during my software development, I have only communicated with one LTC6804 using the LTC68041G-1 Demo board. I am now working on expanding the communication to two additional boards daisy chained from the first. Once I added the daisy chained boards I began to experience PEC errors


  1. I am experiencing PEC errors from the 2nd and 3rd boards when I attempt to read the AUX Register Group A & B and the Status Register Group A & B. The data being reported by 2nd and 3rd boards reads in-correctly all “1’s” while the 1st board in the daisy chain responds with valid data.
  2. I am NOT having any problem reading the Read Cell Voltage Registers, Group A through Group D using virtually the same code except with the command code changed to appropriate values to read Cell Voltage registers.

I have attached a screen shot of the LabVIEW code I am using to construct the command words to read the AUX registers. 


I am wondering if anyone that has used the LTC6804 has experienced this problem with daisy chained configurations.