How Gibson made the ‘trendy’ circuit board
A new kind of electronics company has emerged in Australia, producing and selling a type of circuit board for electric cars.
Key points:The company says it can reduce power consumption in an electric vehicle by up to 30%Source: Al Jazeera’s James HoggardThe board, which can also be used for batteries, can store a range of power levelsSource: GibsonThe board is made of three components: a heat-seeking missile, a lithium polymer battery and a heat resistant cover.
“What we do is we create these cool heat-sensitive plastic parts,” said Andrew Williams, a partner in Gibson’s Melbourne office.
“They have a heat sensor and a thermal pad on them.
They can be designed to fit any size or shape you want.”
Gibson’s new board is a heat sensitive missile, and can be fitted to any existing circuit board.
“We can get up to 15 per cent reduction in power consumption when we fit this circuit board into an existing circuit,” Williams said.
“This board can be used in the car or in the powertrain.
We’ve done a few models with this board and we think it’s a fantastic product.”
Guitar and amp makers are known to be developing heat-resistant covers for their amps, but Gibson says it’s the first time it has made one for a battery.
“This is the first heat resistant battery cover that we’ve made,” Williams added.
“The heat-sensing surface allows you to tune it in a way that will allow it to stay in place.”
It is a unique and innovative product that will bring new options to the market for a lot of people.
“The company will roll out its first product, called the Cool Heat Shield, at its next event in Melbourne next month.
The company is already making other products that can reduce the temperature of an existing battery.
Williams said that Gibson had already sold more than 3 million Cool Heat Shields.”
You can’t get these new ones that you can buy off the shelf from a store,” he said.”
These are cool, custom made, and they will last a lifetime.