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Old 07-06-20, 10:17 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by AirConditioner View Post
Where would you suggest one mount this thermal storage tank in a Van or Jeep? It is not even remotely practical, and moving all that mass just uses more energy.
It takes energy to move batteries as well, although I suppose that can be largely offset with regenerative braking. It's down to the overall cost vs benefit of a large battery pack vs a smaller battery pack plus thermal storage.
The OP says he has a 24.8 KWH battery. That can run a LOT of air conditioning, or other useful things like power inverters, lights, heating, cooking, fans, etc.
He's building an EV or plug in hybrid, a different use case. Of course there needs to be a sizable battery for that application.
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