Lithium batteries age rapidly if they are kept above 70% SOC (state of charge) most of the time. TAO BMS has a new feature to manage the charge cycles and extend battery life. Just set it up and forget about it.
Internal resistance (IR) is a characteristics of a battery cell that is often overlooked. It is in fact one of the most important.
Why is it important? What is the impact of having cells with different internal resistance?
I will cover a bit of theory and translate the research results into practical impact…
Checklist of what a BMS (Battery Management System) should do. I start from the definition given by BUREAU VERITAS. Then I review the functionalities that will enable a BMS to fulfil its purpose.
What kind of protection have you designed in your installation to guarantee the safety of your battery, your boat and the crew? I look at it as a cascade of protection levels designed to limit the risk of an incident turning into a major catastrophe.
Learn about the optimal conditions and a few simple precautions to keep your lithium battery healthy for a long life.
This article explains in simple terms how a lithium battery functions, the factors that contribute to it’s premature aging and the steps to maximize it’s life expectancy.