An Article by Mr. Venkat Rajaraman – Chief Executive Officer, Cygni Energy Pvt Ltd in JMK Research & Analytics,
The safety of Lithium-Ion battery is paramount and historical failures in smartphones and laptops give us valuable insight into the criticality of this issue. It is necessary to develop software intelligence to predict battery degradation, alert users to unsafe batteries and thus avoid any untoward incidents. Achieving this intelligence and 100% battery safety is a business priority now.
Then Versus Now: The traditional lead-acid battery is an electro-chemical device that is mostly unintelligent energy storage equipment. The battery intelligence is predominantly built around the Inverters or UPS that interface with the lead-acid battery. With the advent of the Lithium-Ion battery, this narrative has completely changed. With its Smart Battery Management System (BMS), the Li-Ion battery relies quite heavily on battery data for battery intelligence, analysis, and safety.