Originally Posted by Ziggythewiz
Even floored all the time you don't run at full power for longer than your peak acceleration. My car (with a max of 400A) during about a 10 second acceleration period will only be over 200A for half that time, and over 300 for a second or two.
You don't consume amps or volts, you consume power, which can be measured in watt-seconds (joules) or kWh.
So you're saying that is I needed 100,000 watt hours,
I can configure the batteries to be 200 volt by 500 amp, or
500 volt by 200 amp, and both configurations would work regardless because its all about the watt hours consumed and not the amp hours?
Okay then, after all of you guy's input, since a 6000 lb truck can go 70 mph at only 102 volts by 400 amp battery configuration, than I'll just add a little more volts to that.
80 mph/ 70mph = 1.143 % more needed watt power to achieve (made up)
1.143% x 102 volts = 117 volts
3.2 volts x 37 in-series = 118.2 volts
37 x 12.34 lb = 456.58 lb
456.58 x 2 parallel = 913.16 lb