2016 Volume 136 Issue 1 Pages 1-8
This paper proposes a construction method for battery systems that are widely used in industries. The battery system uses a building block structure combined with a battery module, whose capacity is less than 1kWh. To manage the building block structured system, we propose a hierarchical structured management method. In each hierarchy, the voltage and temperature of the battery are monitored, and the information necessary for calculating charge states and detecting faults are sent to the upper hierarchy for the state management of the lower hierarchy. Furthermore, to ensure the safety during maintenance activities, we provide a guidance for understanding the insulation structure for the battery module, and develop a ground fault detection method that detects a decline in the insulation performance by using a rising method. For the experiment we use a 30kWh trial manufacture battery system combined with the hierarchical management method. We verify that charge states and faults are detected in the battery of the system, and confirm that the system can be charged and discharged safely.