Battery systems for mobile and stationary applications
Battery systems are commonly deployed for wearable and portable devices as well as for stationary equipment. The battery modules normally consists of the battery cell, the associated protection and control electronics and the corresponding housing.
The most commonly used rechargeable battery technologies for portable devices are the Lithium Ion, Lithium Polymer, Alkaline Manganese, Lithium Cobalt Oxide, Carbon Zinc, Zinc Air batteries.
To select the right battery cell structure for the respective use case, parameters need to be defined such as power, energy density, design, dimensions, charge/discharge voltage, peak and continuous discharge current, charge cycles, operating and ambient temperature and many other aspects.
The cell properties are determined by both, the composition and the production process.
Vulpés has already developed numerous battery systems for various applications in stationary and mobile areas. Feel free to contact us if you require support with your battery module design.
Protection electronics [PCM, BMS]
Safety electronics and PCM (Protection Circuit Modules) are important components of battery systems that contribute to the safe and reliable charging and discharging operations. These components are designed to protect the battery from overcharge, overdischarge, short circuit, overcharge protection, overdischarge protection, short circuit protection, overheat protection, and other potentially dangerous conditions that may damage the batteries or cause safety hazards.
In addition, the electronics can detect abnormal conditions such as high or low voltage, high temperature, or overcurrent and respond by shutting down the battery system or self-adjusting the charge rate to prevent damage.
The design of the protective electronics depends on the battery cell structure and anticipated application.
Integration of battery systems
One of the biggest challenges in integrating batteries into wearable devices and smart clothing is the limited space available. The battery module must be small and lightweight, but also have enough capacity and energy density to power up the device for an extended period of time.
In addition to battery technology, battery integration requires careful design and engineering to ensure battery modules are safe, reliable, and comfortable to wear. The batteries must be integrated into the device in a way that minimizes their impact on the overall design and functionality while allowing easy access for charging and maintenance.
Vulpés offers the option of designing custom battery packs for wearable devices as well as stationary equipment.
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