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Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by malcolm, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. malcolm

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    Great article.

    Trivia!

    What about this? (a bit out of context)
    Does this mean that when the next gen of 1865 batteries comes out that Tesla cannot simply swap them for the old abtteries beacuse the new one will ned additional cooling?

    Or would it be a case of the entire interior of the battery box -essentially an entirely new box- would need to be redesigned?

    Really, That seems so obvious that all brakes should work that way. They don't?
     
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    Yes, I thought many brakes had a spring to pull the pads away when you release the pedal.

    Pad retraction spring for disc brake assembly - Drawing for Patent # 6378665 - PatentGenius
    [​IMG]

    Perhaps "roll back seal" does a bit more?
    I see some patents with "roll back seal" in them.

    (WO/1996/008663) DISC BRAKE SHOE RETRACTION MECHANISM
    US Patent 5613577 - Automotive disc brake with improved caliper assembly
    For bicycles:
    Roll back seal for disc brake - Patent US6347689
    ...etc...
     
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    He's simply explaining why they had to use liquid cooling. Their design has a very high energy density, so they need to use appropriate measures to keep it safe. See the paragraph above the one you quoted :)

    -Ryan
     
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    Yeah that's why I said "out of context" but still... I could read it that way. That is, replacement will mean an all new battery interior as opposed to simply popping in new cells. Maybe the car will need a supplemental radiator. ...?
     
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    Was The Tesla Story 'A Joke?' - Captain Hybrid | Blog on Design News

     

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