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Management System for Large Li-Ion Battery Packs with a New Adaptive Multistage Charging Method

Velho, R. L. ; Fermeiro, J.B.L. ; Pombo, J. ; Calado, M.R.A. ; Beirão, M. ; Mariano, S.J.P.S.

Energies Vol. 10, Nº 5, pp. 605 - 605, May, 2017.

ISSN (print): 1996-1073
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Scimago Journal Ranking: 0,67 (in 2017)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.3390/en10050605

Among the wide diversity of existing technologically mature batteries, lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have become popular because of their longevity, high energy density, high efficiency and lack of memory effect. Differential charging of cells with age has turned balancing management systems into an important research subject. This paper proposes a new battery management system (BMS) to improve the capacity usage and lifespan of large Li-ion battery packs and a new charging algorithm based on the traditional multistage method. The main advantages of the proposed system are its versatility and ability to implement different charging and balancing methods in a very accessible way. The combination of charging methods with balancing methods represents an evolution when compared with other works in the literature.