Maintaining safe and reliable battery operations can be a challenging task for conventional electronics. This is partly due to the fact that energy storage technologies have now far outstripped the capabilities of traditional battery management systems (BMS). Electronics manufacturers are now routinely contending with battery packs containing hundreds to thousands of individual cells in advanced monolithic architectures. Compounding the challenge of this device complexity is the enduring difficulty of managing electrochemical devices. Batteries need flexible management systems that can respond to fluctuating performance levels under different operating conditions.
In this article, TT Electronics explores the working principles of BMSs while highlighting the importance of high-reliability resistors for optimal battery performance.
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