10 things about SSBs that you are often not told

Author Dr. Simon Madgwick of Nuvvon Inc. As an overview, this post cannot cover every possibility or explain in depth. Nonetheless these 10 topics give a reasonable overview of solid-state batteries in terms of what is less transparent in the publicity and hype of solid state. To be clear, we need solid state batteries, but … Read more

Cell Level Fusing

Accelonix cell wire bonding

When we connect cells in parallel to increase the capacity we might also want cell level fusing. This fusing being by definition designed to disconnect a cell that for some reason is sinking or delivering high currents. The fusing can be inside the cell and sealed or external to the cell, sometimes both internal and … Read more

Battery Management System

Batteries are the heart of an Electric Vehicle but the Battery Management System is more like the brain which keeps the Heart pumping out electricity to the Motor safely and at required output. Electric

EUCAR Hazard Levels

EUCAR Hazard Levels

The EUCAR Hazard Levels define the outcome of cell level safety testing. These levels are normally used to describe the outcome of tests such as overcharge as part of the cell specification. Description Description Classification Level & Effect 0 No effect No effect. No loss of functionality 1 Passive protection activated No defect; no leakage; … Read more

Thermal Runaway vs Electrical Energy

thermal runaway energy vs electrical energy for smaller cells

The energy released during Thermal Runaway versus the electrical energy stored in a battery. The energy released during Thermal Runaway (TR) versus the stored electrical energy. A number has been bandied around for a long time that the energy released in a TR event was 2 to 6 times the electrical energy stored in the … Read more

How to select EV Fuses

fuse breaking energy

The fuse selection procedure is very similar to contactor selection and complementary parameters help to select EV fuses. Fuse datasheets include breaking current-time characteristics. Some of the fuse manufacturers also provide thermal and mechanical characteristics. Thermal and Mechanical Specifications Fuses are simple busbars with melting elements inside. Therefore, the initial step is always to define … Read more