Toshiba’s bat­tery will need a very big ca­ble

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FROM: Mark Pattison TOSHIBA hasn’t given the ca­pac­ity of its new bat­tery, but the charger will prob­a­bly have to de­liver at least 600kw to recharge in six min­utes (Is­sue 1,495). If it’s de­liv­ered at 48V DC it’s 12,500 amps, and ca­bles to han­dle that cur­rent must be around a foot in di­am­e­ter. Could our elec­tric grid cope?

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