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Journal of Engineering
Volume 2017, Article ID 2579084, 11 pages
Research Article

A Novel Electric Bicycle Battery Monitoring System Based on Android Client

1State Key Laboratory of Automotive Simulation and Control, Jilin University, Changchun 130022, China
2School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Shixin Song; nc.ude.ulj@xss

Received 6 June 2017; Accepted 5 July 2017; Published 8 August 2017

Academic Editor: Yuezhong Meng

Copyright © 2017 Chuanxue Song et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The battery monitoring system (BMS) plays a crucial role in maintaining the safe operation of the lithium battery electric bicycle and prolonging the life of the battery pack. This paper designed a set of new battery monitoring systems based on the Android system and ARM single-chip microcomputer to enable direct management of the lithium battery pack and convenient monitoring of the state of the battery pack. The BMS realizes the goal of monitoring the voltage, current, and ambient temperature of lithium batteries, estimating the state of charge (SOC) and state of health (SOH), protecting the battery from abuse during charging or discharging, and ensuring the consistency of the batteries by integrating the passive equalization circuit. The BMS was proven effective and feasible through several tests, including charging/discharging, estimation accuracy, and communication tests. The results indicated that the BMS could be used in the design and application of the electric bicycle.