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 Wake Up a BMS
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!
How to Install Dual Batteries on an Ebike
Adding a second battery to your e-bike is a great way to boost your range. However, it's not as easy as it may seem in some cases and comes with some important considerations. This guide will help you figure out how to add a second battery in either series or parallel.
How to Best Store Lithium Batteries and Cells
It's extremely important to make sure battery packs and cells are being stored safely. Storing packs and cells can seem like an annoyance but a fire can be much much worse!
Which Metal To Use For Building Battery Packs
When building a battery you will need to decide the best conductor to use for connecting your cells together. The main options used are copper, nickel, nickel-plated steal, and a copper-nickel sandwich. We go through all the choices to help you make the right one.
How To Identify And Fix A Broken Battery
If you have a battery pack that is no longer working correctly, then you might want to know how to identify and fix a broken battery pack. Lithium-ion batteries are used all over the world every day to power all of our gadgets and gizmos. Whether it's your smartphone, your laptop, or in some cases, your vehicle, lithium-ion batteries are at the heart of it all.
How To Test A Battery's Capacity
Testing a battery’s capacity is one of the best ways to determine the health of a battery cell. indicator of a battery. To test the capacity of a battery cell, you have to fully charge and fully discharge the cell while precisely measuring the energy in at least one direction.
How To Build A Lithium Ion Ebike Battery DIY Style
The battery is generally the most expensive component of an e-bike, so building one yourself saves you hundreds of dollars. Building a e-bike battery is not a simple process, but it's not rocket science either.
Building A Battery Pack From 18650 Cells
Lithium-ion is currently the best battery chemistry that humanity has. It is one of the best choices when building a battery pack from 18650 cells. Our helpful and informative how-to build guide lays out a clear, concise path for something that can otherwise be overwhelming.
How To Size Wire, Fuses, And Nickel Strip Amp Rating
When designing a battery powered system from scratch, there are many factors to take into consideration. How do you size a nickel strip for building a battery? How do you know which wire size to use? Find the answers here!