The FF Echelon Inverter offers a “simpler, more straightforward design” that achieves 20-30 percent more power density, which transforms energy more efficiently.
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It was built from scratch; Faraday didn’t want to cobble together off-the-shelf parts, mainly because it wanted to create a converter specific to the needs of its sleek FF1. Silva Hiti, Senior Director of Electric Drive at FF, says “Condensing the number of transistors and other complex components enhances the inverter’s overall stability and dependability, allowing us to accomplish far more, with fewer materials.”
Faraday says the inverter also reduces the chance a current could be shared across parallel components, which can cause failures and undue stress on an inverter — and who wants a car to just shut down while driving?
Additionally, Faraday says its sleek design will lead to reduced manufacturing cost, and will allow cars to concentrate on rider comfort and safety rather than housing a power inverter.
This “future proof” inverter may also have company soon; Faraday says it has submitted 100 new patents to the US Patent Office over the past year.
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