Sensata launching compact BMS for industrial, low-voltage EV, & ESS applications
According to the manufacturer, the c-BMS24X uses advanced software functionality that enables improvements in vehicle range, uptime, battery health and performance in applications up to 24 cells in series and 2000 amps like energy storage systems (ESS), scooters, E3Ws, forklifts and AGVs.
"We are excited to bring the c-BMS24X to the market at Battery Show in Stuttgart as it highlights the added value we bring to customers through our expertise in electrified applications", said Justin Colson, Vice President, CES Components & Spear Power Systems at Sensata Technologies. "The c-BMS24X enables a great degree of battery design freedom, eliminates downtime due to battery charging, and provides high precision measurement accuracy using the latest proprietary algorithms from Sensata".
The c-BMS24X is said to offer advanced capabilities that address the need for improvements in vehicle range, uptime and battery health and performance, including parallel pack capability supporting the pairing of up to 10 battery packs in parallel, and battery swap support enabling quick and easy exchange of depleted batteries with fully charged batteries in parallel battery packs, supported by powerful software algorithms.
The ability to quickly swap batteries eliminates charging time and supports the growing battery swap station infrastructure, and increases vehicle uptime, claims Sensata.
Further, proprietary SoX algorithms improve upon Sensata's robust Lithium Balance Battery Management Systems and increases battery health and performance via the measurement and prediction of State of Charge (SOC), State of Health (SOH), State of Power (SOP), and State of Energy (SOE) of the battery with a high degree of accuracy, better level of fault tolerance and robustness.
Advanced balancing function by the BMS introduces an advanced approach to typically difficult-to-handle applications and cell chemistries such as LFP and hybrid applications, where determining balancing need is difficult and would normally be less precise the longer the battery has not been through a full charge-discharge cycle.