High power pulsed systems often require high current 3-phase electrical service or large generators to meet prime power requirements, limiting the portability of the systems. A high power battery system offers a useful alternative for mobile applications. Of all battery chemistries, Lithium-ion polymer (LiPo) has become popular in consumer electronics due to its high energy density, low self-discharge rate and lack of memory. Unfortunately, the chemistry still has limitations. Overcharging or overheating of a LiPo cell may result in ignition and over-discharge can destroy the cell. To prevent these hazards, overcharge and undercharge conditions must be monitored at the cell level rather than the battery level because the charge and discharge efficiency varies from cell to cell causing cell voltages within a battery to diverge during normal operation. A battery management system designed to monitor and maintain a large battery designed for pulsed power applications is presented in this poster the design of this battery management system is presented and its implementation in a multi-cell, high voltage battery capable of high current pulsed operation. A hazard analysis of high power batteries and the implemented safety system is also provided.