The DS2786K was created to make evaluating the DS2786 stand-alone open-circuit voltage (OCV) based fuel gauge easy. The DS2786K data sheet provides information on connecting the hardware and installing the software on a PC. This application note provides a detailed description of terms used in the DS2786K, as well as a step-by-step procedure for getting started using the DS2786 as a stand-alone OCV-based fuel gauge.