The electric vehicle is just about to make its ultimate breakthrough in our latitudes, as a terrifying study by the Federal Office for Battery Safety (in conjunction with ISO-Deaf) is drawing attention to itself. In long-term tests, for example, there were considerable problems with electric vehicles because they were charged by contaminated power cables.
Dirty power cables to blame for electric car crisis?
So-called plug-in electric vehicles have an external power connection via which the batteries integrated in the vehicle can be charged.
The hype about the “zero-emission vehicle”, the vehicle with zero emissions, could soon come to an end when the study by the “International School of Electronic Power Devices and Micro-Hype Department for Logical Fools” (Iso-Deaf) ”Which was drawn up together with the Federal Office for Battery Safety applies.
In lengthy test series, it was found that the power cables commonly used by automobile manufacturers are not designed to pass on the household electricity in the required quality to the vehicle.
Automobile manufacturers use a multi-wrapped technology that is protected against external influences and mishandling to manufacture the necessary charging cables, which has proven to be completely flawless and problem-free in the use and use of household appliances.
Due to the high conductivity, all these charging cables are based on copper current wires. Within the charging cable there are usually multi-core copper cables with a 2mm thick wire insulation made of plastic and around the current wires a 5mm sheath made of a rubber mixture as a protective sheath.
The use of copper wires has prevailed because they have a very high conductivity. Aluminum wire is sometimes used, which, however, minimizes the conductivity performance to 70% and then has to be compensated for by thicker cable cross-sections.
In the long-term study jointly prepared by the Federal Office for Battery Safety and “Iso-Deaf”, however, it was found that contamination of the raw copper lines cannot be ruled out during the phase of raw copper production during electrolytic refining. Clear traces of hemocyanin and anode sludge were detected in individual measurement samples.
In connection with the 50 Hz pulsed household electricity, these deposits lead to long-term contamination of the electric vehicle batteries and can lead to an early failure of the entire vehicle.
The study by the Federal Office for Battery Safety has considerable explosive power, as the electric vehicle is currently on an apparently unstoppable triumph. If, however, the automobile manufacturers should not be able to find possible replacement power cables for everyday use in use with electric vehicles - metal-free cables made of glass ore and a variant made of highly complex compressed cellophane are currently under discussion - then the copper cable contamination would be possible the OFF for the future of electric cars.
We will keep an eye on the problem of “contaminated charging cables” and of course we will keep you informed of the progress.
A blog post by the auto diva on a similar problem shows that there must be something to it ... But Nicole is not the only one who approaches the matter with an investigative blogger ethos Willsagen.de I found another article that deals with a similar problem!
Edit: Due to a few questions;): Yes, this article was published on April 1, 2012 ... yes, on April 1 ..