How IVT Current Sensors Helped Steve Huff Become “Fastest Man on Batteries”

EV pioneer Steve Huff has raised the bar again this year—clocking over 202 MPH at the “Holley High Voltage Experience” and advancing his position as “The world’s fastest man on batteries.” Huff’s latest dragster, named “Faster Than Cancer” (referring to Huff’s ongoing fight against urothelial cancer) rides on technology supplied by AEM Performance Electronics, including shunt-based current monitoring sensors (IVT-S) from Isabellenhütte USA.

To minimize vehicle weight, AEM designed an LV control system that eliminated the need for an on-board battery management system. Battery performance data can be downloaded after a race using the IVT-S sensors.

This “smart shunt” approach offers some significant advantages to EV manufacturers—and others developing high-performance BMS, including: the ability to measure AC and DC current, very high bandwidth parameters, good performance in overcurrent conditions, high accuracy over a large temperature range, and immunity to EM interference.

Watch the video to learn how Isabellenhuette USA helped AEM and Huff Motorsports, and how they can help you maximize the performance of your battery management systems.

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