The Battery Management System (BMS) functions as the “brain” of the battery pack. It measures and reports crucial information for the operation of the battery at the cell & pack level; monitoring state of charge, state of health, protection and wide range of operating parameters.
In its simplest form, a BMS is a Protection Control Module (PCM). A PCM is normally embedded in the battery or battery pack and prevents cells from over-charging and over-discharging conditions.
Battery protection circuits have two electronic switches known as MOSFET’s or semiconductors used to switch electronic signals on or off in a circuit.
Battery fuel (gas) gauge ICs measure battery current, voltage and temperature to find state-of-charge and more. These parameters help control a battery pack performance on the system level to ensure efficient functionality.
Overwhelming increases of portable end-user applications in wireless, computing, consumer, medical, industrial, and automotive markets make battery management solutions vital for today’s markets. This demand for greater reliability from battery-powered systems, ZEUS helps ensure the highest product safety through implementation of chargers that protect batteries in every operating condition.