Lithium Battery- Like PV solar cells, lithium battery cells are connected in series. This limits the entire battery’s performance to the lowest performing cell. If one cell goes completely out, the entire battery is unusable.
The DVC circuit will allow each cell to discharge independently in parallel. This power is then switched within the DVC circuit to a series output. If one cell goes bad, the DVC can automatically adjust the voltage to compensate.
The DVC circuit not only increases the lifespan of the lithium battery, it
eliminates the dangers of lithium explosions caused by putting current through a defective cell when connected in series.
Instant Charge Battery- Capacitors currently cannot be used as batteries because as the cap discharges the voltage decreases. However, the DVC can stabilize this variable voltage to a steady, constant voltage output. By doing this, a capacitor can now be used as a battery, or in conjunction with a traditional battery.
The primary advantage of this is the ability to instantly charge the capacitor. Instead of waiting for hours, a capacitor DVC battery could be charged in seconds and minutes. This would make electric cars more appealing than current fossil-fuel cars. It would also make charging cell phones, laptops, power tools, etc. more convenient.
Electric Car Braking-System Energy Recapture- Currently, electric cars cannot fully take advantage of recapturing energy lost in braking. This is because a battery cannot charge fast enough to capture the energy from stopping. Using a DVC battery could allow for most of this energy to be recaptured instantaneously.
Reduced Size of Electric Generators and Motors- Because of the dynamic nature of IAUS’s voltage controller, electric motors and generators can operate with more versatility and efficiency while requiring less copper windings. This will make motors and generators for applications such as robotics, power tools, transportation, machining, etc. much lighter and smaller.
Dynamic Voltage Controller (DVC)
DVC Prototype Videos