US 9,812,689 B2
Community energy storage system with battery bank deactivation
Carmine Pizzurro, Markham (CA); Himanshu Sudan, Toronto (CA); Peter McKinnon, Whitby (CA); and Leo Canali, Whitby (CA)
Assigned to ECAMION INC., (CA)
Appl. No. 14/646,878
Filed by Ecamion Inc., Markham (CA)
PCT Filed Nov. 22, 2013, PCT No. PCT/CA2013/000977
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date May 22, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/078941, PCT Pub. Date May 30, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/729,404, filed on Nov. 22, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2015/0287971 A1, Oct. 8, 2015
Int. Cl. H01M 2/10 (2006.01); H01M 2/20 (2006.01); H01M 10/48 (2006.01); H01M 2/34 (2006.01); H01M 10/0525 (2010.01); H01M 10/613 (2014.01); H01M 10/615 (2014.01); H01M 10/627 (2014.01); H01M 10/63 (2014.01); F16B 2/14 (2006.01); G01R 31/36 (2006.01)
CPC H01M 2/206 (2013.01) [F16B 2/14 (2013.01); H01M 2/1077 (2013.01); H01M 2/34 (2013.01); H01M 2/348 (2013.01); H01M 10/0525 (2013.01); H01M 10/482 (2013.01); H01M 10/486 (2013.01); H01M 10/488 (2013.01); H01M 10/613 (2015.04); H01M 10/615 (2015.04); H01M 10/627 (2015.04); H01M 10/63 (2015.04); G01R 31/3606 (2013.01); H01M 2220/10 (2013.01); Y02T 10/7011 (2013.01); Y10T 24/44 (2015.01)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A community energy storage system comprising:
a cabinet having at least two compartments, each compartment having a door providing selective access thereto;
at least one non-conductive terminal rail mounted within each compartment of the cabinet opposite the door,
a plurality of terminal connectors mechanically connected to each non-conductive terminal rail, each terminal connector having a first end adjacent a first side of the non-conductive terminal rail and a second end adjacent a second side of the non-conductive terminal rail, the first and second ends electrically coupled to one another;
at least two battery banks, each battery bank positioned within a respective one of the compartments and comprising a plurality of battery modules, each one of the plurality of battery modules comprising a positive terminal and a negative terminal extending from an end thereof, each positive and negative terminal configured to mechanically engage and electrically couple to the first end of a respective one of the plurality of terminal connectors such that the battery module is readily removable from the compartment via the door; and
a plurality of connectors configured to electrically couple the second ends of the plurality of terminal connectors to one another such that the plurality of battery modules in each battery bank are electrically coupled in series,
wherein the at least two battery banks are simultaneously active during normal operation.