can't wait for this

Ralph DayRalph Day Solar Expert Posts: 927 ✭✭✭✭
I can't hardly wait for this battery technology to hit the store shelves.

http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/green-tech/advanced-cars/a-batterycapacitor-hybridfor-hybrids

Ralph

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  • CariboocootCariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭
    Re: can't wait for this

    Very interesting indeed! Sounds promising, but we'll have to wait ...

    And now I'm wondering about lead-acid batteries in electric cars; do they have 3-stage recharging and something to monitor cycling and trigger an EQ? Although the thought of being stopped from going to work one morning because your car is equalizing its batteries for the next hour ... :p
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 31,085 admin
    Re: can't wait for this

    Don't know about lead acid--but the typical hybrid runs their NiMH packs at something like 40-60% of capacity for long(er) life.

    If you are really into the Prius battery... Here is a neat website with lots of experimental data and disassembled battery shots:

    http://hiwaay.net/~bzwilson/prius/pri_batt.html

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
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