Usable Energy

In the simplest terms the usable energy of a battery is the Total Energy multiplied by the Usable SoC Window. The total energy is the nominal voltage multiplied by the nominal rated capacity. However, if you have been through the Battery Basics you will have realised that the battery cell and pack do not have … Read more

SoC Estimation by Coulomb Counting

SoC definition

SoC Estimation by Coulomb Counting is based on the measurement of the current and integration of that current over time. The State of Charge (SoC) of a battery cell is required to maintain it’s safe operation and lifetime during charge, discharge and storage. However, SoC cannot be measured directly and is estimated from other measurements and known … Read more

SoC Estimation Techniques

SoC from OCV lookup

There are a number of SoC Estimation Techniques and this article will be just an initial introduction. The State of Charge (SoC) of a battery cell is required to maintain it’s safe operation and lifetime during charge, discharge and storage. However, SoC cannot be measured directly and is estimated from other measurements and known parameters. … Read more