Researchers are inspired by a NASA technology to be able to charge our electric cars in just a few seconds.
The electric cars they are the future although they can already be seen in the present, but with some limitations, especially with regard to the charge of their batteries, the time that this action takes us and obviously the autonomy to travel long distances on a single charge.
However, a new system capable of charging electric cars in just a few minutes could make our batteries have a greater autonomy, a technology that could benefit companies such as Tesla.
And it is that although Tesla has distributed a multitude of chargers for its electric cars throughout the world, they require a few minutes for the vehicle to be fully charged, but with this new technology from NASA we will have to wait just five minutes to have the drums to the top
And now Purdue University researchers have been inspired by a NASA flow boiling module to reduce the amount of heat that travels through wires to push 1,400 amps, compared to the 520 amps delivered in chargers. most advanced today.
This system manufactured by NASA was initially built for the International Space Station for the theme of ships in orbit. This technology aroused the interest of Issam Mudawara mechanical engineering professor at Purdue who built a prototype in 2021 capable of powering electric vehicles amazingly quickly.
Using an Alternative Cooling Method
For this, it has made use of an alternative cooling method, designing a charging cable capable of delivering a current 4.6 times higher than that of chargers of current fastest electric vehicles on the market.
In addition, this module resembles a current charging station, which includes the relevant pump, a tube with the same diameter as a real charging cable, the same instrumentation controls, along with the same flow rates and temperatures.
In the statement shared by NASA, it can be read that “The application of this new technology has resulted in an unprecedented reduction in the time required to charge a vehicle and has been able to remove one of the key barriers to the global adoption of electric vehicles.”.
In this way, if this NASA technology is adapted to electric cars, the problem of battery autonomy would disappear.
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