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Liquid cooled charging cables get quite heavy. Don't we want small women with small hands to have an easy time charging their cars?
With the advent of self-service gasoline/petrol pumps the pump design began to be replaced with dangling fuel hoses that are easy to handle in place of the old style long thrashing-around hoses that were long enough to reach across the car to the filler on the far side.
The same consideration should apply to the charging cables. As heavy freight trucks go electric, with 1,000+ amp charging, it should not be forgotten that small women are driving these trucks more and more.
 

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Liquid cooled charging cables get quite heavy. Don't we want small women with small hands to have an easy time charging their cars?
With the advent of self-service gasoline/petrol pumps the pump design began to be replaced with dangling fuel hoses that are easy to handle in place of the old style long thrashing-around hoses that were long enough to reach across the car to the filler on the far side.
The same consideration should apply to the charging cables. As heavy freight trucks go electric, with 1,000+ amp charging, it should not be forgotten that small women are driving these trucks more and more.
Could you be any more condescending?

The whole point of liquid cooled cables is they are smaller and lighter than the non-cooled equivalents for the same power.
 

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Liquid cooled cables are less efficient as some energy gets lost as heat, hence the need for cooling. Thicker cables have less resistance, but are less flexible so shorted.
 

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Liquid cooled cables are less efficient as some energy gets lost as heat, hence the need for cooling. Thicker cables have less resistance, but are less flexible so shorted.
But you get long uncooled cables as well.

The reason for cooling is precisely to reduce weight and make them more manageable because you can use thinner cables.
 
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