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What you will learn

  • H​ow to design balancers and power-limits estimators for lithium-ion battery packs

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Passive balancing methods for battery packs

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 79 min), 11 readings, 6 quizzes
7 videos
5.1.2: Introduction to battery-pack balancing10m
5.1.3: How do battery packs become imbalanced?15m
5.1.4: What are the criteria for specifying a balancing setpoint for a battery pack?13m
5.1.5: What are the criteria for specifying when to balance a battery pack?13m
5.1.6: What kinds of circuits can be used for passively balancing a battery pack?16m
5.1.7: Summary of "Passive balancing methods for battery packs"; what next?2m
11 readings
Notes for lesson 5.1.11m
Frequently asked questions5m
Course resources5m
How to use discussion forums5m
Earn a certificate5m
Notes for lesson 5.1.21m
Notes for lesson 5.1.31m
Notes for lesson 5.1.41m
Notes for lesson 5.1.51m
Notes for lesson 5.1.61m
Notes for lesson 5.1.71m
6 practice exercises
Practice quiz for lesson 5.1.29m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.1.39m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.1.49m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.1.59m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.1.69m
Quiz for week 130m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Active balancing methods for battery packs

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 73 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
6 videos
5.2.2: How to balance actively using transformer-based circuits7m
5.2.3: How to balance actively using a shared active bus14m
5.2.4: Using simulation to show how quickly we must balance a battery pack14m
5.2.5: Introducing Octave code to simulate balancing: The main program loop21m
5.2.6: Summary of "Active balancing methods for battery packs"; what next?3m
6 readings
Notes for lesson 5.2.11m
Notes for lesson 5.2.21m
Notes for lesson 5.2.31m
Notes for lesson 5.2.41m
Notes for lesson 5.2.51m
Notes for lesson 5.2.61m
6 practice exercises
Practice quiz for lesson 5.2.19m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.2.29m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.2.39m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.2.49m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.2.515m
Quiz for week 230m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

How to find available battery power using a simplified cell model

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 44 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
5.3.2: How to compute available battery power based on cell terminal voltage8m
5.3.3: How to consider other performance limits when computing available battery power7m
5.3.4: Introducing Octave code to compute power limits using simplified cell model12m
5.3.5: Summary of "How to find available battery power using a simplified cell model"; what next?1m
5 readings
Notes for lesson 5.3.11m
Notes for lesson 5.3.21m
Notes for lesson 5.3.31m
Notes for lesson 5.3.41m
Notes for lesson 5.3.51m
5 practice exercises
Practice quiz for lesson 5.3.19m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.3.29m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.3.39m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.3.415m
Quiz for week 330m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

How to find available battery power using a comprehensive cell model

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 69 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
6 videos
5.4.2: How to solve for a future battery condition using the bisection algorithm11m
5.4.3: How to use bisection to estimate available power using comprehensive cell model16m
5.4.4: Introducing Octave code to compute power limits using comprehensive cell model9m
5.4.5: Using simulation to compare and contrast different power-estimation methods12m
5.4.6: Concluding remarks for the specialization6m
6 readings
Notes for lesson 5.4.11m
Notes for lesson 5.4.21m
Notes for lesson 5.4.31m
Notes for lesson 5.4.41m
Notes for lesson 5.4.51m
Notes for lesson 5.4.61m
6 practice exercises
Practice quiz for lesson 5.4.19m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.4.215m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.4.315m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.4.420m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.4.520m
Quiz for week 440m

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