PEVs (Plugin Electric Vehicles) are becoming more and more commonplace. This can be attributed to the ever falling cost of the lithium ion battery cell. Today lithium ion cells cost 10 times less than they did 10 years ago. This has enabled the beginning of a total revolution in transportation technology. Fully electric vehicles are now able to demonstrate their benefits to the public at scale.
More and more electric vehicles are showing up on the road and people are starting to see the benefits of going fully electric. Electric vehicles cost somewhere between 3 and 5 times less to operate per mile than their gasoline counterparts.
They also come with the added benefit of paying for the fuel at the end of the month when your power bill is due. Also, electric motors provide 100% of their available torque from 0 RPM. This is in contrast to internal combustion vehicles that require the motor to rev to several thousand RPM before it momentarily reaches peak output.
Articles in this category will be about high energy battery packs, high density battery packs, battery cooling techniques, and motor controllers.
How To Calculate 18650 Battery Run Time
Learning how to calculate run time on any battery or cell is crucial knowledge to have. Learning and understanding these formulas give a solid foundation for understanding battery capacity. Once you understand the capacity of a battery or cell its very easy to figure out the run time it will have on a given load.
What is Stronger Than 18650?
Picking the strongest cells to meet very high current demands can be a complex task. You have to factor in chemistry and cell format when picking. These factors will allow you to make sure the choice will work best for your build. We break this all down within this article.
Is PVC or Silicone Wire Which Is Better?
There is a common misconception that silicone wire can handle higher current than PVC wire, this is not true. Silicone wire is better than PVC wire in other ways. In this article, we will break down the benefits of silicone wire and go over the misconceptions between the two wire jacket types.
What is P and C On A BMS
Common Port and Seprate Port BMSs have a few differences one of those being the main connections into and out of the BMS. We will break down the purpose of the P and C connections that you commonly find on a separate port BMS.
Is It Cheaper to Build Your Own Battery Pack?
In almost all cases building your own battery pack is a great way to save some money. On top of that you will be learning new skills and some of these skills are becoming more and more in demand. As we to move towards battery-based solutions to a power storage needs, today is the day to learn how to build!
How to Size Battery Shrink Wrap
Shrink wrapping your battery is an easy way to provide an extra layer of safety to your battery pack. It also gives that professional look to your DIY battery build. Check out this article where we give you our tips and tricks to get the job done.
How to Know If You're Buying a Fake Battery
Unfortunately, it's commonplace to see listings on Amazon, eBay, and Aliexpress for fake and exaggerated batteries. We wanted to put this guide together to help arm battery buyers with as much information as we can so they can feel comfortable with their purchase.
Separate VS Common Port BMS
When building a battery pack you have two main options for a BMS either a common port or separate port BMS. In this article, we discuss the main differences between the two types and offer our opinion on which is best for certain applications.
How to Wake Up a BMS on a Lithium Battery
It's common for BMSs to go into safe mode or sleep mode. Some people may assume the pack has gone bad when in reality it may just need to be woken up. Read more on how to wake it up so you can use your battery pack again!