devices. A Cell Voltage Monitor monitors various characteristics of batteries and fuel cells such as the battery voltage, the cell temperature of the battery cells and the changes in
thecharge and discharge cycles
anddraws conclusions about the aging process
. It isa multi-channel device that can simultaneously monitor several thousand battery cells.
The data from the cell voltage monitor is either processed directly by an electronic control unit and displayed in real time. They can also be transmitted to a computer system via bus systems such as the CAN bus, via programming environments such as LabView or USB interfaces and processed there. Processing and digitizing the measurement data in real time has the advantage that interference is thereby reduced to a minimum. On the other hand, transferring the data to a computer system and using CVM software can speed up the process of data analysis and help to optimize the configuration of the cell voltage monitor.