There are cooling plates stacked with the cells (two cells, one plate, and repeat). The plates have coolant passages in them which connect to the manifolds formed by the aligned holes in the plastic frames which hold the cells, so flow through all of the plates in a module is in parallel.Are the cells encased by coolant "plates" or is heat conducted away towards the ends via a piece of aluminum or other metal, where liquid flows?
The whole face of the cell is against the cooling plate (which is often called a "fin"). It's like a stack of sandwiches, with each sandwich having cells for the bread slices and a cooling plate for the filling. Instead of bread crust, these sandwiches have plastic frames. This means that each cell (bread slice) has a cooling plate (filling) against one face and another cell (of the next sandwich) on the other face.Are the coolant passages in close contact with the cells themselves, or is this just at the end of the plates?
Yes - it's quite easy to reformat the cooling systemGreat description. Thank you.
Can the cooling system be used?