Smart Batteries

Smart Battery System


Smart Battery System Implementers Forum (SBS-IF)

What capacities should we support?

The limitations are weight, cost, charging time, physical placement, etc. etc.

50Wh might be a minimum internal battery size with optional external packs >>100Wh.

US DOT Hazmat Safety Rule to Place Limits on Lithium Batteries Carried by Passengers Aboard Aircraft Effective January 1, 2008

“Most lithium-ion cell phone and standard notebook computer batteries are below 8 grams (~100 watt hours) of equivalent lithium content.  Batteries not installed in electronic devices are not permitted in checked baggage.

The rule limits passengers to not more than two large spare rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in carry-on baggage.  This applies to batteries that exceed 8 grams (~100 watt hours) of equivalent lithium content and less than 25 grams (~300 watt hours) [see attached illustration].  Batteries with more than 25 grams (~300 watt hours) are not allowed in either checked or carry-on baggage.”

Types of Lithium-ion Batteries

Make you own Lithium-Ion Batteries. Just look for more affordable sources for components.


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