Maximized & Optimized Energy Delivery
Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-23
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Maximized Optimized Energy Delivery Proposed is a parallel storage architecture that will extract the most energy out of a battery storage system and deliver the peak power requirements that would normally decrease the efficiency of the system. Peak power or high current delivered directly from the battery is at a lower efficiency than that of the same energy delivered at a slower rate. Architecture Diagram: Two main aspects are featured with this configuration. The first is the parallel delivery of energy from a multiple of storage cells allowing the full pack energy to be extracted and not limited by the lowest capacity cell in a series string. This may in some cases require a buck-boost circuit to bring the operating voltage up to the desired value. The second is the addition of a peak power element to maintain higher delivery efficiency from a lower rate of discharge from the battery.