Battery string monitoring system

  • US 10,120,034 B2
  • Filed: 10/03/2016
  • Issued: 11/06/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/07/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A monitoring system, comprising:

  • a monitoring circuit electrically connected to each of a plurality of distinct contiguous subsets of a plurality of batteries connected in series, the monitoring circuit comprising;

    at least one test signal generation circuit which generates a test signal and applies the test signal to each subset of the plurality of batteries; and

    at least one response measurement circuit which measures a response of each subset of the plurality of batteries to the test signal; and

    a control circuit identifying at least one of the subsets of the plurality of batteries as including a failing battery based on the response of each subset of the plurality of batteries.

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