MAXIMIZING EV THERMAL MANAGEMENT FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE WITH SENSORS

Thermal managment screen shotRepresenting the intersection of technology and mobility, electric vehicles (EV) are more than the future of transportation – they’re the present and already changing the world. 

EV thermal management for optimal vehicle performance requires a high level of precision and constant systems checks. Without sophisticated, responsive, and reliable sensor technology, the electrification revolution in transportation could fall flat. 

In our presentation, Sensor Design and Optimization for XEV, EVSE, and ESS Thermal Management, we look at:

  • Temperature’s impact on EV battery health & life
  • Optimized thermal management systems
  • Robust sensor technology for temperature monitoring 
  • EV system(s) design & sensor integration. 
  • And much more! 

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EV Battery Thermal Management – An Absolute Must 

battery thermal management systemExcessive heat is an EV battery’s worst enemy. When exposed to temperatures beyond 45℃, an EV battery may become damaged and have a:

  • Reduced lifespan
  • Lowered charging capacity
  • Reduced range

In extreme circumstances, excessive heat causes thermal runaway, in which an EV battery’s cells break down and burst into flame. 

Cold temperatures (specifically those lower than 15 ℃) also have ill effects on an electric vehicle battery, impacting its ability to: 

  • Hold a charge
  • Maintain range
  • Power efficiently 

Keeping an EV battery within the 15-45℃ range – even when charging – ensures the vehicle’s power source is not overtaxed, causing inefficiencies.

 

What You’ll Get From This Presentation 

An EV battery thermal management system is one of the most important parts of any electrified vehicle. 

In this presentation, we take a deep dive into:

  • The science of temperature and EV Lithium-ion batteries
  • Sensor design considerations for optimized performance
  • The necessary electric vehicle sensors for thermal management and how they work
  • Other areas for EV temperature monitoring, e.g. EV fast chargers
  • And much more


Electric Car Sensors for Effective Thermal Management 

When it comes to EV battery thermal management systems, there’s no shortage of places to integrate sensor technology into an EV’s design. Even areas that aren’t in close physical proximity are candidates for sensors.  

electric car battery packWhy?

If an EV component runs off of power, it’s drawing electricity from the battery. Without strategically placed sensors, it’s impossible to monitor temperatures throughout a vehicle and other stressors on EV battery efficiency

What sensors are critical for EV thermal management? The most effective EV battery thermal management systems have: 

  • Ambient temperature sensors 
  • EV battery pack sensors
  • HVAC & air quality sensors 
  • Coolant sensors
  • Refrigerant sensors 
  • Non-conducting temperature sensors 

 

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