You're imagining some way of transferring energy among arbitrary cells or groups of cells??? I'd be fascinated to learn how you think any such scheme would be implemented. Independent switchmode converters associated with each cell of the battery, each driving a separate winding on some massive transformer? Or maybe stepping up each cell's voltage to pump current into a common (and isolated from the cell) high voltage bus? Or using enough switching semiconductors to allow individual cells to be disconnected from, or spliced into, the battery's series string at will? Do you know of some clever way of doing that that doesn't involve the entire pack's current flowing, in series, through as many extra switches as there are cells in the battery?IssacZachary wrote:Let's say all your cells are at 60AH, except one, which is at 30AH. When that cell is depleted all the other cells will still have half their AH's. But at that point you won't able to go any farther. The whole pack will be "empty" but only because one single cell is depleted. The other 95 cells still have another 30AH's to go. It would be technically possible to use a small amount of charge from each of the good cells in order to charge the bad cell up and keep going. It's not unicorn breeding, it's science.
It may be simple science, but that doesn't mean it's practical.