any battery techs that WOULD be cheaper except for degradation/defects of cells?
I've been reading about cell-balancing systems for batteries. https://www.analog.com/en/technical-articles/active-battery-cell-balancing.html
They don't really seem to explore the flip side -- which is that perhaps battery manufacturing standards could be relaxed for some applications, if balancing circuits can ignore "bad" cells.
does anyone do this? Are any technology families better suited for this?
I don't see these sorts of chips on car batteries, so I feel that active balancing must be fairly rare.