Improve battery life

Improve battery life

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The simplest and most obvious way to achieve the maximum lifetime of a battery is to make sure it always works well within the designed operating Limits. however, There are some additional steps that can be taken to increase the life of the Battery.

These are summarized BELOW.
Load
As noted in the battery charge section, most failures are due to improper loading. The use of smart chargers and safety systems that prevent the connection of non-approved chargers to the battery cannot increase the life of the battery, but can keep your life from Shortening.
Battery Management
Battery management is essentially the method of maintaining the cells within the desired operating limits, both during loading and unloading either by controlling the charge on the battery or by isolating the battery from the charge if the Carg A can not be controlled.
Thermal management
The temperature extremes are battery killers. Both heating and cooling may be necessary to maintain the battery within the recommended operating Limits.
Battery balance
As noted above, in multiple batteries, problems may arise in the interaction between cells caused “‹” ‹ by small differences in the characteristics of the individual cells that constitute the battery. The balance of the battery is designed to equalize in the package the load in each cell and to avoid that the individual batteries become more stressed thus prolonging the life of the Battery.
Redundancy
It is battery life, although the lifetime of all batteries cannot be improved by adding extra support. The cells of the battery can replace the cells that have Failed. The commercial discount is bigger, more complex and systems a little more Expensive. Let’s improve reliability through Redundancy.
Load distribution
For pulsed applications The maximum battery charge can be reduced by placing a high-value capacitor in parallel with the Battery. The energy for large instantaneous loads is supplied by the capacitor effectively reducing the working cycle and the voltage in the Battery. The causes of a sixty percent increase in the life cycle are done with this Technique.
Another benefit of this provision is that, since the battery supplies less than the momentary charge peak current, the voltage drop through the battery will be lower. By high-power pulses this voltage drop can be very significant.
Refurbishment/overhaul
As noted above some batteries that suffer loss of capacity can be restored by repeating the training process thus lengthening your life.
Demand management
The life of a battery in a particular application can also be extended by checking at the places of application of the battery Charge. This does not actually improve the performance of the battery, instead it reduces the charge that the battery must supply.

 

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