We discuss a rapid testing of capacity in Li-ion battery packs with impedance-measuring technology to evaluate their capability in mobile phones. Our measurements of the capacity and impedance at 1kHz for various kinds of battery packs conclusively proved that there is a strong correlation between capacity and impedance. It can be applied even when the pack consists of not only a Li-ion battery but also a Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) device and a protection circuit in-series, and this correlation is largely unaffected by the degree of charge. The results we obtained from measuring impedance revealed the possibility of quickly assessing degradation in Li-ion battery packs.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering