macribs wrote: ↑
Jan 06, 2018 11:02 pm
Seems that KTM is running a 300 v battery. Why did the KTM choose to go for such a high voltage battery pack? Are they getting any benefits from running at 300v that they couldn't get at 150v or even at 100v?
The newest Freeride has 18kW peak and about 10kw continuous from what i know, so less than 100V components would make more sense in terms of costs, power density and such things.
For 300V it needs a BMS for minimum 80s. Yes the current is lower and the wires can be made of thinner gauge, but thats all. Otherwise i can only see downsides in terms of costs and complexity.
So why 300V? My guess would be it sounds better than 100V. only marketing