US 9,812,683 B2
Battery block and secondary battery module
Tsunemi Aiba, Hitachinaka (JP); Hiroshi Iwata, Hitachinaka (JP); Hiroshi Hoshi, Hitachinaka (JP); Chikara Kikkawa, Hitachinaka (JP); Nayuta Yamachi, Hitachinaka (JP); Takashi Kobune, Hitachinaka (JP); and Takeshi Haga, Hitachinaka (JP)
Assigned to Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Hitachinaka-shi (JP)
Appl. No. 14/758,024
Filed by Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaraki (JP)
PCT Filed Feb. 18, 2013, PCT No. PCT/JP2013/053848
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jun. 26, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/125642, PCT Pub. Date Aug. 21, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0349390 A1, Dec. 3, 2015
Int. Cl. H01M 10/48 (2006.01); H01M 2/10 (2006.01); H01M 2/20 (2006.01)
CPC H01M 2/1077 (2013.01) [H01M 2/206 (2013.01); H01M 10/482 (2013.01)] 7 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A battery block comprising:
a holding case holding a plurality of battery cells;
a plurality of conductive members arranged along a side surface of the holding case and electrically connecting corresponding battery cells;
a voltage detection board disposed opposite the side surface of the holding case to detect a voltage of the battery cells; and
a plurality of voltage detection terminals disposed on the voltage detection board and respectively electrically connected to the plurality of conductive members,
wherein:
in each of the voltage detection terminals, a securing portion secured to the voltage detection board and a connection portion connected to the conductive members are disposed along an arranged direction, with a bend portion which is elastically deformable at least in the arranged direction disposed between the securing portion and the connection portion;
the bend portion includes a rising portion rising from the securing portion and a falling portion opposite the rising portion, and has a bent shape with U-shaped cross section; and
each of the voltage detection terminals includes a support arm portion disposed between the bend portion and the connection portion and elastically deformable at least in a direction toward or away from the voltage detection board.