Joining Techniques for Pack Enclosures

Author: David G. Kilburn & Nigel Taylor As I posted the other day, there are a lot of “boring” battery topics that often get overlooked and producing the battery housing (sometimes referred to as battery tray or box) is no exception! To house a battery you need a high quality, leak proof container that can … Read more

Cells in Parallel

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When connecting cells in parallel all of the negative terminals are connected together and all of the positive terminals are connected together. The capacity of the parallel group is the sum of the capacity of the cells. Hence three 5Ah cells connected in parallel will give a total capacity of 15Ah. 3 cells connected in … Read more

Parts List for a Battery Pack

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Simply a parts List for a battery pack as a useful checklist. This Parts List for a Battery Pack is meant as a check and is not the definitive list. The full parts list will depend on the design and the application. Battery Pack Sizing In simple terms this will be based on the energy … Read more

Pack Generations

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When we look at automotive battery pack design there have been a number of pack generations. The general theme is to simplify and hence reduce the cost. Initially we saw packs built from small modules of around 12 cells. The next step in pack generations is possibly going to be a cell to vehicle design. … Read more