Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-19665
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Analysis of an active charge balancing method based on a single non-isolated DC/DC converter
Authors: Räber, Manuel
Heinzelmann, Andreas
Ould Abdeslam, Djaffar
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2020.2972449
10.21256/zhaw-19665
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: IEEE
ISSN: 0278-0046
1557-9948
Language: English
Subjects: Active balancing; Battery management system; Lithium-ion battery
Subject (DDC): 
Abstract: For lithium-ion batteries, active balancing can bring advantages compared to passive balancing in terms of lifetime and available capacity. Most known balancing techniques suffer from a low efficiency or high complexity and cost. This paper proposes a new technical solution based on a non-isolated DC/DC converter and a low-speed switching matrix to overcome efficiency and power limitations of present balancing methods. The proposed circuit allows balancing current paths which are not possible with previous methods and results in balancing efficiencies of over 90%. The performance comparison is based on batch numerical simulations using calculated and measured efficiency values. The simulation results are compared to the approved active balancing method cell-to-cell and to passive balancing. A study case with eight randomly distributed battery cells shows an improvement in overall balancing efficiency of up to 47.4% and a reduction in balancing time of up to 36.9%. The available capacity increases from 97.2% in a passively balanced system to 99.7% for the new method. A hardware prototype was set up to demonstrate the working principle and to verify the numerical simulations.
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URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/19665
Fulltext version: Published version
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Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Energy Systems and Fluid Engineering (IEFE)
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