What if the whole battery pack were treated as smaller individual battery packs?
This may be far-fetched, but here goes...
The invitation and Elon's twitter comment says: "There's a way for a Model S to be recharged faster than you could fill a tank of gas"
Clearly it has nothing to do with any car, Gen X or Tesla X. It specifically is referring to the amount of time it takes to charge, that is, relative to the amount of time it takes to fill an ICE tank with gasoline. So I came up with this concept/theory.
What if an 85kwh was treated as multiple individual batteries instead of just 1 large one?
For example, If I were to go to a supercharger location that had 10 superchargers, and split my battery up into 10 parts and gave each individual supercharger that task of supercharging each 8.5kwh battery component (85kwh/10=8.5kwh), then my battery would be charged 10 times faster, because 10 different superchargers are handling the job.
Elon also said that there was something "right under our nose". What if in the electronics of the Model S, there already exists technology that treats the entire 85kwh or 60kwh battery as individual smaller components and delivers a simultaneous individual charge to each to expedite the charge?
If a single supercharger, could act like 10 superchargers and deliver enough power to each battery subset, then would it not be possible to supercharge the entire 85kwh battery pack in 2 minutes instead of 20 minutes?
Disclaimer: I may get ridiculed here, but I'm just trying to think out of the box. This idea came to me when I considered that anything can be done faster, if the task is divvied up into smaller components and assigned to multiple teams.
Are there any electrical engineers out there than can comment on whether this is possible or I am out of my mind.
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