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Tesla files patent for a system to isolate damaged battery cells

Tesla recently filed a patent on a new technology that could make its battery packs safer. The system is designed to isolate damage caused by failed battery cells, and prevent them from affecting intact cells in the pack. When battery cells fail, they typically release hot gases that can spread the damage to nearby cells…. Read more »

Comparing liquid-dispensed gap fillers and thermal pads in battery packs: WEBINAR

Heat generated in high-density automotive battery packs is often managed by connecting battery cells and/or modules to a heat sink via a thermal interface material (TIM). The TIMs promote heat conduction by displacing any air that resides within the large gaps and microscopic rough surfaces that exist between the substrates to be bridged. In practice, battery… Read more »

ITT Cannon supplies liquid-cooled 350 kW charging tech to Efacec

ITT’s Cannon brand has signed an extended contract with Portugal-based charger manufacturer Efacec Electric Mobility. The two companies have a long-standing partnership, and now Efacec plans to use Cannon’s High-Power Charging (HPC) solution, comprised of a connector, cable and cooling unit, to power highway charging stations in the US and Europe. Cannon’s liquid-cooled DC charging… Read more »

Charging interoperability pioneer Hubject expands to US

Europe-based Hubject has officially launched its US operations from a new HQ in Santa Monica, California. Hubject was founded in 2012 to enable seamless charging for customers through an open B-to-B platform, and is now in use on four continents and in 26 countries. The company’s Intercharge platform allows charging operators and service providers to… Read more »

Electrify America to deploy electric car sharing and shuttle bus infrastructure in Sacramento

VW subsidiary Electrify America and the City of Sacramento have announced several new projects, including infrastructure for two new car sharing services, new electric bus and shuttle routes. Overall, Electrify America will be investing $800 million in EV infrastructure and services in California over the next 10 years. The new projects include: Car sharing –… Read more »

IONITY network chooses ABB fast chargers

IONITY, a joint venture of BMW, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group, has a mission to build a charging network along major routes across Europe. Swiss electronics giant ABB has announced that it has been selected as IONITY’s main technology partner and supplier. IONITY recently opened a pilot station in Switzerland, on the A2 motorway… Read more »

Top circuit protection requirements to consider when designing an automotive battery pack

Littelfuse helps the auto industry navigate new electrical engineering challenges When engineers design a battery pack, they tend to focus first on its core functionality and value proposition. For a high-end energy storage device, those core attributes are typically things like total pack energy density, cost minimization, packaging efficiency, peak power and state-of-the-art thermal management…. Read more »

A closer look at film capacitors

Plastic film capacitors relentlessly continue to take over many of the duties in EV power electronics that were once performed by the venerable aluminum electrolytic type, mainly because film capacitors exhibit much lower losses and have a much longer operational lifespan, especially at ambient temperatures in the 75-85° C range. The tradeoff is that film… Read more »