Features of Lead-Acid Battery Modelling

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One of the key steps to improve environmental situation is reducing pollutants released by automobiles. As of now, electric cars are the most commonly used type of eco-friendly vehicles. However, having a limited travel range they require an infrastructure system of charging stations to operate. Moreover, while electric vehicles don’t produce negative emissions directly they can still contribute to pollution if their energy is generated using fossil fuels. To further improve environmental benefits of electric cars charging stations on renewable energy sources should be developed. Such stations usually use battery banks for energy storage. An adequate mathematical model is required for battery parameter estimations and state of life predictions. In this article a lead acid battery model based on Sherepherd’s equation is reviewed. Method specifics are discussed.


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