Battery Charging Applications: Introduction to Battery Pack Design

Battery Charging Applications: Introduction to Battery Pack Design

Learn how to specify and design a rechargeable battery pack made from multiple cells in various arrangements.

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About this course

This class is designed for hardware and firmware engineers who are moving beyond simple single-cell battery products, and into multi-cell designs.  This may be because you need high peak power, high-voltage, or longer run-times in your application. You also might be needing advanced functions, such as charge management, fuel-gauging, charge balancing, authentication, or simply need a customer replaceable battery in your application. 

Curriculum52 min

  • Syllabus
  • Battery Pack Basics
  • Introduction to Battery Packs 1 min
  • Terminology 2 min
  • Why Use a Pack? 5 min
  • Battery Pack Requirements 5 min
  • Battery Pack Arrangements
  • Cell Arrangements 3 min
  • Real World Design, Step By Step 10 min
  • Cell Balancing Techniques
  • Overview 6 min
  • Resistive Method 2 min
  • Capacitive Method 3 min
  • DC-DC Redistribution Method 1 min
  • Parallel Cells 2 min
  • Security
  • Pack Authentication 2 min
  • Safety Concerns
  • Battery Pack Safety 5 min
  • Smart Batteries
  • Advantages of Smart Batteries 3 min
  • Summary
  • Conclusions 1 min
  • Additional Resources
  • Your Feedback
  • We need your Feedback

About this course

This class is designed for hardware and firmware engineers who are moving beyond simple single-cell battery products, and into multi-cell designs.  This may be because you need high peak power, high-voltage, or longer run-times in your application. You also might be needing advanced functions, such as charge management, fuel-gauging, charge balancing, authentication, or simply need a customer replaceable battery in your application. 

Curriculum52 min

  • Syllabus
  • Battery Pack Basics
  • Introduction to Battery Packs 1 min
  • Terminology 2 min
  • Why Use a Pack? 5 min
  • Battery Pack Requirements 5 min
  • Battery Pack Arrangements
  • Cell Arrangements 3 min
  • Real World Design, Step By Step 10 min
  • Cell Balancing Techniques
  • Overview 6 min
  • Resistive Method 2 min
  • Capacitive Method 3 min
  • DC-DC Redistribution Method 1 min
  • Parallel Cells 2 min
  • Security
  • Pack Authentication 2 min
  • Safety Concerns
  • Battery Pack Safety 5 min
  • Smart Batteries
  • Advantages of Smart Batteries 3 min
  • Summary
  • Conclusions 1 min
  • Additional Resources
  • Your Feedback
  • We need your Feedback