As you can see in my previous post, I think that the super capacitors are possibly the way to go with the future vehicles. You can very easily make a capacitor from two pieces of aluminum foil and a piece of paper. Right after the capacitor discharges, it will merely recharge if the switch is opened. My decision, if it were available, would be to replace the 12Volt battery with a hybrid trading larger expense for longer life and reduced upkeep. A longer life also mean failure of the 12Volt battery is significantly less probably for the duration of normal use. The charge characteristic is comparable to an electrochemical battery and the charge current is, to a substantial extent, restricted by the charger’s current handling capability.
The lifetime and total energy throughput of these hybrid batteries can be considerably higher than standard lead-acid batteries. So charged with very same input energy the UltraBattery will hold electronics or hazards lights powered longer in the occasion of a primary battery failure. The super capacitor pack would be wonderful for starting a car or truck but not for running a automobile for a lengthy time.
A battery with a flat discharge curve, in comparison, delivers 90 to 95 % of its energy reserve just before reaching the voltage threshold. The second shortcoming I see is the tesla uses the 12 V battery much longer than just quick spurts. Except for the smaller sized run time, the capacitor version is a lot greater than the battery equivalent, because the battery was 1.2V @80 mAh. But the combined battery and capacitor of the UltraBattery do occupy the exact same physical space.
A single of the biggest advantages of this combination is that the lead-acid battery chemistry gets modified in a way that reduces a big …Read More