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Title: Optimal management of batteries in electric systems

Abstract

An electric system including at least a pair of battery strings and an AC source minimizes the use and maximizes the efficiency of the AC source by using the AC source only to charge all battery strings at the same time. Then one or more battery strings is used to power the load while management, such as application of a finish charge, is provided to one battery string. After another charge cycle, the roles of the battery strings are reversed so that each battery string receives regular management.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. Morgan Hill, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874268
Patent Number(s):
6353304
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02J - CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER
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:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
optimal; management; batteries; electric; systems; including; pair; battery; strings; source; minimizes; maximizes; efficiency; charge; time; power; load; application; finish; provided; string; cycle; roles; reversed; receives; regular; battery string; /320/

Citation Formats

Atcitty, Stanley, Butler, Paul C, Corey, Garth P, and Symons, Philip C. Optimal management of batteries in electric systems. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Atcitty, Stanley, Butler, Paul C, Corey, Garth P, & Symons, Philip C. Optimal management of batteries in electric systems. United States.
Atcitty, Stanley, Butler, Paul C, Corey, Garth P, and Symons, Philip C. Tue . "Optimal management of batteries in electric systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874268.
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