Research and Development of Battery Packs and their Balancing Methods for Personal Mobility Vehicles
Kristaps Vītols, Riga Technical University, Latvia
The Thesis is devoted to research and development of lithium-ion battery packs and their cell balancing methods for personal mobility vehicles. Research literature on commercial electric vehicles and both battery managements systems and battery cell balancing has been analyzed. Multiple batteries and management systems have been developed for an electric kart and a power-assist wheelchair. A novel two-layer balancing system, which combines two different methods, has been developed and experimentally verified.