Cell Matching

What level of cell matching do you do prior to assembling a battery pack? Assuming the battery pack will be balanced the first time it is charged and in use. Also, assuming the cells are assembled in series. If the cells are very different in State of Charge (SoC) when assembled the Battery Management System … Read more

Self Discharge of Cells

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Self discharge of cells is dependent on the chemistry, temperature and age of the cell. These reactions occur in any electrochemical systems and are very difficult to avoid completely. This is because some self discharge reactions involve chemical reactions which will always take place at a rate proportional to temperature. However, this does mean the … Read more

Cells in Series

When connecting cells in series the negative terminal of the first cell is connected to the positive terminal of the second cell. The negative terminal of the second cell is connected to the positive terminal of the third cell. This continues until we reach the total number of cells required in series. The nominal voltage … Read more