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Reuse beats recycling. The active duty life span of an EV battery (cells and control electronics both) is hugely longer outside of an EV, so reclaiming lithium from them should be a last resort only at the point where no more economical uses for them exist. Thinking of the huge electric vehicle batteries as resources to recycle, once they no longer serve ...


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250–300A for 5 minutes? Sounds like a welder. Power draw during that burst = 300*12 = 3600W = 3.6kW. /glancesDubiouslyAt "3kW inverter" I think you'll be tripping the safety shut-down on the inverter on a regular basis if you try this. The startup/inrush/surge current that occurs before the arc stabilises is much higher than the sustained draw. Always ...


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Let's take a look at resistance! With 220 volts, the resistance energy waste is R*(30 A)2. Charging power is 220 V * 30 A. So, resistance waste divided by charging power is R * (30 A) / (220 V). With 110 volts, the fraction is R * (15 A) / (110 V). Because 15 divided by 110 is the same as 30 divided by 220, if you are using the same cable, the power ...


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In the recycling of lithium-ion batteries, cobalt is first in importance while lithium is second: "Rechargeable battery waste, particularly from lithium-ion batteries, will become an increasingly menacing environmental challenge in the future as the demand for these through their usage in electric vehicles and other gadgets increases dramatically,"...


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