Effect of Pulsed Current on Charging Performance of Lithium-ion Batteries

Xinrong Huang, Wenjie Liu, Anirudh Budnar Acharya, Jinhao Meng, Remus Teodorescu, Daniel-Ioan Stroe

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The pulsed current has been proposed as a promising battery charging technique to improve the charging performance and maximize the lifetime for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. However, the effect of the pulsed current charging is inconclusive due to the changeable current mode and conditions. This article systematically investigates the effect of various pulsed current charging modes, i.e., positive pulsed current mode, pulsed current-constant current mode, negative pulsed current mode, alternating pulsed current mode, sinusoidal-ripple current mode, and alternating sinusoidal-ripple current mode on battery performance. Moreover, a comprehensive analysis of the frequency impact on the quality of the current mode is performed. The current modes in this work are evaluated considering the maximum rising temperature, discharging capacity, and charging speed according to experimental results. Furthermore, this work provides guidance for developing pulsed current charging strategies to satisfy future charging requirements.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)10144-10153
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2022


  • Heat transfer
  • Ions
  • Liquid crystal on silicon
  • Lithium-ion batteries
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Resistance
  • Time-frequency analysis
  • Voltage
  • charging performance
  • pulsed current
  • sinusoidal-ripple current
  • sinusoidal-ripple current (SRC)
  • Charging performance
  • lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery


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