University of California San Diego have create a set of new mathematic algorithms, that could speed up the time it takes to re-charge lithium-ion batteries.
The new battery charging algorithms are so effective that they could help batteries charge twice as quick, and help the fuel cells run more efficiently and potentially cut production costs by 25 percent.
During test the new algorithms have been able to charge flat batteries in as little as 15 minutes. Professor Miroslav Krstic and UC President explains:
“This research is bringing the promise that, with advanced estimation algorithms that are based on mathematical models, batteries can be charged faster and can run more powerful electric motors,”-“We have the unique ability to address the difficulties in estimating the battery’s state of charge heads-on, at the electrochemical level,”
The team at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego are currently sharing a $9.6 million grant from ARPA-E, a research agency within the Department of Energy, with automotive products supplier Bosch and battery manufacturer Cobasys.
To help develop the estimation algorithms even further and make them a more viable product for release. For more information jump over to the UCSD website.
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