Cell Balancing

Cell balancing is essential in any multi cell Lithium rechargeable battery.

Cell Balancing will maximize the performance from your Lithium Rechargeable battery during charge and discharge.

There are two primary ways to balance cells:

Resistive Cell Balancing:
Resistive cell balancing reduces the charge to the cell with the highest state of charge by shunting charge around it until the remaining cells catch up.

Charge Transfer:
Cell balancing by charge transfer uses circuitry to move charge from one cell to another. This can actually raise the effective capacity of a battery pack beyond that of its weakest cell. However, it is more complex and costly than resistive cell balancing.

Cell Balancing