if i join two battery cells in series then the voltage will be added. what if i replace one of the two battery cells with a DC generator?
My reason is because batteries (excluding Lipo) have modest C ratings, thus the current extracted is modest relative to its size.
In electric cars, batteries are setup in parallel and series (Tesla for example uses 385v) however if I am trying to develop a race electric car, I’ll have to balance between current and voltage, thus if I average out 500–600 volts for a high RPM electric motor then the current extracted from the batteries would be so much that I might kill the battery pack.
Therefore I got this idea of a hybrid system where all the batteries are connected in parallel for current, and then a DC generator is connected in series for voltage.
If I have 2 battery cells connected in series, shouldn’t I be able to substitute one cell with a DC generator is series!!?? I personally think so if we neglect the affect of sinusoidal current which can be solved with a capacitor.
The reason for this system is that if I am trying to develop a high performance electric race car, with this solution I’ll be able to lower the current demand per cell and provide the need for high voltage by connecting the batteries to a DC generator in series.
does this idea work? does it help prolong battery life by reducing current demand per cell?