DC-DC converters, stepping voltage up or down as desired, are readily available. Toyota even puts a step up stage in their hybrid controllers, to match the lower-voltage battery pack to the higher-voltage motor... and has been doing it for two decades.How do you even increase voltage per their website?
Are they onto something?
It says that a bunch of DC-to-DC converters in parallel, timed so that their switching glitches are staggered, can handle a lot of current with smooth output.This looks like the patent: https://worldwide.espacenet.com/pub...locale=en_EP&CC=WO&NR=2019081814A1&KC=A1&ND=5. Still not much wiser as to how it works in layperson’s terms of whether it’s a good or practical concept.
Not quite. The patent is about their voltage booster, and the booster's output is DC, but it's really just taking the place of a direct battery output. That DC output would then supply a normal inverter/controller to suit whatever motor is chosen.Useless for AC motors then...