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NASA’s space tech can charge an electric car in just 5 minutes

Washington: NASA technology, built with researchers at Purdue University for future space missions, could charge an electric vehicle in just five minutes on Earth, potentially paving the way for electric vehicle adoption. Purdue’s charging cable can deliver 2,400 amps, which is far more than his 1,400 amps needed to cut the time needed to charge an electric car to five minutes, NASA said. said in a statement. Artemis 1 Launch Update: NASA Delays Launch of Moon Mission Rocket to November 2022 Due to Hurricane Ian.

A team sponsored by NASA’s Division of Biophysical Sciences and led by Issam Mudawar developed the Flow Boil and Condensation Experiment (FBCE) to enable experiments on flow and heat transfer in two-phase fluids. International Space Station.

This new ‘subcooled flow boil’ technology significantly improves heat transfer efficiency compared to other approaches and may be used for temperature control in future space systems. This technology can also be applied on Earth. Specifically, owning an electric vehicle could become more attractive.

Currently, EV charging times vary widely, from 20 minutes at a roadside station to several hours using a home charging station. Both length of charge time and location of the charger are cited as major concerns for those considering owning an electric vehicle.

“The application of this new technology could reduce the amount of time required to charge a vehicle like never before, removing one of the major barriers to the global adoption of electric vehicles,” said the researchers. . World EV Day 2022: Industry Pitch on India’s Sustainable Electric Vehicle Ecosystem.

According to researchers, reducing the charging time of an electric vehicle to five minutes (an industry target) would require a charging system delivering 1,400 amps of current. Recently, Mudawar’s team applied the principle of “sub-cool flow boiling”, learned from his FBCE experiment at NASA, to the electric vehicle charging process.

The subcooled flow boil allows Mudawar’s team to remove up to 24.22 kilowatts of heat, delivering 4.6 times more current than the fastest electric vehicle chargers currently available on the market.

(The above article was first published on LatestLY on October 7, 2022 at 12:35 PM (IST). For news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, please visit our website Please log on to the site. NASA’s space tech can charge an electric car in just 5 minutes

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