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