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Battery Management Systems and Their Role in Safety and Reliability

Posted by Vidyu Challa on Jun 29, 2017 9:32:00 AM

battery-management-system-reliability.jpgDuring my recent webinar, Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Fail and What You Can Do About It, I shared three key points:

1). A sound manufacturing process that yields high quality cells is the first and most important line of defense in battery safety and reliability. Failure to follow proper cell design and manufacturing process controls can put companies at risk for thermal events in their products. 

2). Lithium-ion batteries have a very narrow window of voltage and temperature in which they operate well and safely. The battery management system (BMS) plays an important role in ensuring that batteries stay within their operating window.

3). Safety systems don’t protect in case of internal shorts.

In the second part of our 2-part battery webinar series on BMS, you will hear information complementing my presentation on the pathway to thermal events, and learn how battery management systems help in protecting and preserving the lifespan of today’s lithium-ion battery packs. Chris Ewert, a BMS designer and co-founder of Ewert Energy Systems, shares expert insights on:

      • The primary functions of a BMS
      • What a BMS can and cannot do
      • The basic protection provided by a BMS
      • The ability of a BMS to detect cell failures
      • How to improve the reliability of BMS design and installation
      • And more!

Don't miss this valuable information. Just click below to watch our Battery Management Systems and Their Role in Safety and Reliability webinar on-demand. 

Battery Management Systems and Their Role in Safety and Reliability Webinar

Topics: Battery Reliability