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IS 17387: 2020 ‘General Safety and Performance Requirements of Battery Management System (BMS)’

Battery Management System (BMS) is an electronic system that manages a rechargeable battery (cell or battery pack), such as by protecting the battery from operating outside its Safe Operating Area, monitoring its state, calculating secondary data, reporting that data, controlling its environment, authenticating it and balancing it.

IS 17387 deals with safety, performance requirement and control parameters of Battery Management System (BMS) for safe working of battery electrical energy storage system and defines testing methods for safety, performance and control functioning of BMS for intended application.

The control parameters defined in this standard are basic minimum requirements and system can include control parameters in addition to these. This standard is applicable to stationary application with power generation system, such as photovoltaic power plant, wind turbine power plant and others.

The battery pack level battery management system shall conform to this standard. The standard is applicable to BMS connected to any number of battery system in series and parallel.


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