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Title: Current balancing for battery strings

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.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (New Baltimore, MI)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
865360
Report Number(s):
US 4502001
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-78ET26923
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ASSOC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
current; balancing; battery; strings; battery; plant; described; features; magnetic; circuit; means; balancing; electrical; current; flow; pluraliircuitbattery; strings; connected; electrically; parallel; magnetic; circuit; means; associated; battery; strings; conductors; carrying; electrical; current; flow; battery; strings; pass; magnetic; circuit; means; directions; electromagnetic; fields; predetermined; pair; conductors; oppose; alternative; embodiment; voltage; converter; associated; battery; strings; balancing; electrical; current; flow; battery; strings; battery plant; electromagnetic fields; battery strings; battery strings; battery strings; battery strings; battery strings; battery strings; electromagnetic field; magnetic field; magnetic fields; current flow; current flow; current flow; electrical current; electrical current; electrical current; alternative embodiment; circuit means; circuit means; circuit means; magnetic circuit; magnetic circuit; magnetic circuit; connected electrically; voltage converter; features magnetic; battery string; battery string; battery string; battery string; battery string; battery string /320/307/363/