Maximum Cell Discharge Capability

cell maximum current

Establishing the maximum cell discharge capability is difficult without understanding the design in detail. However, you can work towards establishing this limit with a number of measurements and calculations. The aim of this post is to describe that approach, the underlying physics, some of the measurements and calculations. First of all though we need to … Read more

Higher Voltage Packs

Continuous charge / discharge power versus nominal voltage

Why are we moving to higher voltage packs? We know that the battery cell is not a perfect current source as it also has an internal resistance. Symbolically we can show a cell with the internal resistance as a resistor in series. Rint is the DC internal resistance, sometimes abbreviated as DCIR. The DCIR is not … Read more

Current Limit Estimation

There are a number of reasons to estimate the charge and discharge current limits of a battery pack in real time: Hence this is a key function of the Battery Management System (BMS). The difficulty is that the current limits are dependent on a number of factors, for the cell alone we should consider the … Read more

Engineering Empty Space: Tailoring Battery Electrodes for Ion Transport

Author: Anton Resing The cathode layer in a lithium-ion battery is a composite of solid charge storing particles, a polymeric binder, and a conductive additive. Together, they are well dispersed in a solvent and spread like paint on a conductive substrate, an effective and pleasingly simple solution that works across various chemistries and cell designs. … Read more

Electric Vehicle On Board Charger

Current from the Grid (AC) goes through EVSE (Charging Station Either Level 1 or 2) through a connector to the On Board Charger. The Onboard Charger rectifies or converts the current into DC and sends it via the Battery Management System (BMS) to the Battery Pack