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Pub. No.:    WO/2018/134704    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2018/050158
Publication Date: Fri Jul 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jan 11 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: H01M 2/10
H01M 2/12
H01M 2/20
Applicants: TESLA, INC.
Inventors: BARTON, Augusto E.
LANE, Robert Clinton
CHIDIAC, Nathan Khalil
CARL, Julian Christian
ROSS, Hugh Burnett
STOCKTON, William B.
MANOV, Nicholas Paul
An energy storage system includes a module housing and multiple battery cells positioned inside the module housing. Each of the battery cells has a first end and a second end. Further, each of the battery cells has a positive terminal and a negative terminal. The energy storage system includes a first interconnect and a second interconnect positioned over the battery cells. Multiple first cell connectors connect the positive terminals of the battery cells to the first interconnect. Multiple second cell connectors connect the negative terminals of the battery cells to the second interconnect. A top plate having an interior side and an exterior side is positioned over the first interconnect and the second interconnect. The top plate includes one or more weak areas positioned above one or more battery cell.