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EV Charging Curves
Charging curves for electric vehicles (EVs) depend on factors like the battery, charger type, temperature, and initial state of charge (SoC). Batteries may not reach the constant current phase immediately due to low SoC or suboptimal temperature. Temperature management is crucial, as both cold and hot temperatures can negatively affect charging efficiency and battery life. Battery thermal management systems (BTMS) help maintain optimal temperatures by preheating or cooling the battery. The charging curve can be divided into the following phases: 1. Initial charging phase: Charging begins at a lower current based on the battery's SoC and temperature. The rate increases as conditions improve. 2. Constant current phase (fast charging): Once optimal conditions are met, the charging station delivers a constant current for the quickest charging. 3. Tapered charging phase: As SoC increases, the charging rate tapers down to prevent overheating or damage. 4. Constant voltage phase (topping off): At high SoC (around 80-90%), the charging process slows down, switching to constant voltage mode to protect the battery from overcharging. Understanding these phases and factors helps EV drivers optimize charging times and maintain battery health and efficiency.