High speed charging
sounds nice for electric cars where blasting 600 amps into a battery might be safe to do with a heavy duty commercial
setup and limitless AC power. Be nice for cell phones and other small electronics
as well. Charge while you stand there then leave.
Generating that much power so fast on a boat seems the harder problem than the battery that can absorb it faster. A modest genset can do 300 amps or more but the genset uses burning fuel
. The process of burning fuel
power is still about as good as it can get. So we build bigger generators that are water
cooled so they don't melt and burn larger amounts of fuel rapidly. Trade
your propulsion engine
for a genset. Net gains = nothing if it works perfect.
They believe this could lead to a 15 per cent reduction in the car’s overall weight, which should significantly improve the range of future hybrid cars.
While the battery make be made of a material that is structural there still is nothing new claimed about the battery properties itself. Using the same approach the keel
already has more mass than required for storing energy of within a great mass. It seems pointless to think there is an application for boats in such a material.
In general these technology s are not claiming that much yet the authors of the stories would have you think they are. If the people doing the research
are not hyping at all and taken to their word I still don't see anything to them as far as boating
If they could make a 10,000 amp batter that could accept 500 amps charging it would still take a bit less than a full day to charge it and last say 2 months assuming you didn't make lightning
with it. At that level I could see cruising with it. They could sell them at 4,000 amps.
I'm think all these are missing the target by a lot. If this stuff really existed now it wouldn't do what is expected for a boat application well enough to use. We really need perpetual motion. A hole in reality seems to fall too far short of something that actually works. At least if they were making this stuff up out of thin air you would think they could make up something that could work even if they didn't know how to build it.