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Title: Current balancing for battery strings

Abstract

A battery plant is described which features magnetic circuit means for balancing the electrical current flow through a pluraliircuitbattery strings which are connected electrically in parallel. The magnetic circuit means is associated with the battery strings such that the conductors carrying the electrical current flow through each of the battery strings pass through the magnetic circuit means in directions which cause the electromagnetic fields of at least one predetermined pair of the conductors to oppose each other. In an alternative embodiment, a low voltage converter is associated with each of the battery strings for balancing the electrical current flow through the battery strings.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. New Baltimore, MI
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ASSOC
OSTI Identifier:
865360
Patent Number(s):
4502001
Assignee:
Energy Development Associates, Inc. (Madison Heights, MI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-78ET26923
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
current; balancing; battery; strings; plant; described; features; magnetic; circuit; means; electrical; flow; pluraliircuitbattery; connected; electrically; parallel; associated; conductors; carrying; pass; directions; electromagnetic; fields; predetermined; pair; oppose; alternative; embodiment; voltage; converter; battery plant; electromagnetic fields; battery strings; electromagnetic field; magnetic field; magnetic fields; current flow; electrical current; alternative embodiment; circuit means; magnetic circuit; connected electrically; voltage converter; features magnetic; battery string; /320/307/363/

Citation Formats

Galloway, James H. Current balancing for battery strings. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Galloway, James H. Current balancing for battery strings. United States.
Galloway, James H. Tue . "Current balancing for battery strings". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865360.
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abstractNote = {A battery plant is described which features magnetic circuit means for balancing the electrical current flow through a pluraliircuitbattery strings which are connected electrically in parallel. The magnetic circuit means is associated with the battery strings such that the conductors carrying the electrical current flow through each of the battery strings pass through the magnetic circuit means in directions which cause the electromagnetic fields of at least one predetermined pair of the conductors to oppose each other. In an alternative embodiment, a low voltage converter is associated with each of the battery strings for balancing the electrical current flow through the battery strings.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
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