A Modular Battery Management System for Electric Vehicles

Ignacio Carlucho, Roberto De La Vega, Marcelo Spina, Gerardo G. Acosta

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)


In electric vehicles the energy storage provided by the batteries is of utmost importance: it provides autonomy to the vehicle. However rechargeable batteries cannot operate alone, a Battery Management System is needed to provide safe operation conditions, monitor its state and balance its charge. In this article a Battery Management System is developed for applications in electric vehicles and autonomous robotics. We design the system in a modular way to give flexibility and allow portability to different type of battery packs. Low-cost microcontrollers were used for the system providing also communication with the vechicle's on-board computer. A passive balancing schemed is chosen as a way of battery balancing. The proposed system was tested using a battery pack demonstrating its balancing capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Biennial Congress of Argentina
ISBN (Electronic)9781538650325
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2019
Event2018 IEEE Biennial Congress of Argentina - San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
Duration: 6 Jun 20188 Jun 2018


Conference2018 IEEE Biennial Congress of Argentina
Abbreviated titleARGENCON 2018
CitySan Miguel de Tucuman

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Optimization
  • Instrumentation


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