On-line battery monitoring system with defective cell detection capability

  • US 5,710,503 A
  • Filed: 02/01/1996
  • Issued: 01/20/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/01/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A system for on-line monitoring of a plurality of battery cells, comprising:

  • controller means for designating at least one battery cell to be monitored;

    multiplexer means responsive to the designation by said controller means for selecting said at least one battery cell to be monitored, for receiving electrical signals from said at least one battery cell, and for providing said electrical signals as an output; and

    analog board means for receiving said electrical signals provided by said multiplexer means, said analog board means being responsive thereto for providing an output representing measurement of a parameter of said at least one battery cell;

    said controller means receiving said output, converting said output to measurement data, and displaying said measurement data;

    said system further comprising control board means responsive to address information for selectively initiating one of a load test, battery bank charging, and common-mode voltage measurement.

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