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For almost 50 years, Dow Corning silicone solutions has been helping shuttles go the distance in the unforgiving conditions of space. Now, they can help tackle similar challenges electric vehicles face here on earth.

As most manufacturers know, electric vehicles are not widely adopted for a number of reasons, one being their low range-per-charge.

Learn how this can change and discover the benefits of using silicone in EV battery packs:

Thermal Management

Keeping battery cells at their optimum temperature ensures optimal performance and power. Liquid-dispersible silicone helps form a thermal shield around the battery pack, insulating battery cells from excessive heat or cold. Furthermore, custom-designed silicone solutions either insulate or help dissipate heat to improving optimal operating temperatures.

Silicone has been used extensively in space, and needs to perform impeccably in extreme temperature fluctuations. So, Siberia and the Sahara should pose no problems.





Durability

The stresses of daily driving on a EV battery pack are extreme, and this hurts the overall lifespan. Silicone forms a “custom-fit” solution around the battery pack, shielding it from the mechanical, moisture, and temperature fluctuations of daily driving.

To suit the rigors of space, silicone was designed to survive heavy vibrations, so it’s well-suited to take on the toughest of earth’s tough terrain. As well, silicones have helped the NASA Voyager II travel around 10 billion miles (and counting), so imagine how far performance like that could take you.





Dielectric Insulation

Short-circuits and over-current are the major causes behind EV battery pack failure. The dielectric nature of silicone protects and insulates key electronics, battery cells, and the bus bar from the dangers of electrical surges and battery fires.

Imagine sitting on thousands of tonnes of rocket fuel on the launch pad, where a single short circuit can spell absolute disaster – dielectric insulation has been mission critical since the 1969 Apollo II trip to the moon.



Make the leap

Discover more about how silicone-based high-density electric vehicle battery packs can help you win the next space race.

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