Delta-Q Technologies today announced the introduction of two new IC Series battery charging solutions for use in electric golf cars, utility vehicles, and burden carriers. The new IC900 and IC1200 industrial battery chargers join the company’s IC650 Charger to form a common charging platform.
IC Series chargers are designed for high reliability in order to withstand harsh environments, and provide the flexibility to charge either lead acid (wet/flooded, sealed AGM or gel) or lithium-ion batteries. The two new chargers provide 900 and 1200 watts of DC output power, respectively, and are available in 24-, 36- and 48-volt models. Applicable equipment categories include fleet golf and specialty golf cars, burden carriers, side-by-side utility vehicles, neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs), low-speed electric vehicles (LSVs), quadricycles, and electric mowers.
Delta-Q is now accepting IC900 and IC1200 sample requests for delivery in December 2015, with full commercial production beginning in March 2016. Specifications for the chargers are available on Delta-Q.com.
IC Series chargers are validated for a long service life in challenging on-board applications and provide superior machine uptime. Their IP66-rated ingress protection seals out dirt and fluids, while mechanical design and component selection help resist factors such as vibration, shock and temperature extremes. All Delta-Q chargers are made in a world-class facility for high reliability solutions with very low defect rates.
“Delta-Q’s leadership position in the golf and electric utility markets proves that our highly reliable chargers meet the performance needs of manufacturers and provide battery performance and longevity,” said Trent Punnett, Vice President, Product Management and Marketing at Delta-Q. “With the IC900 and IC1200, manufacturers can easily integrate the IC Series charger that meets their charging time requirements and customize the charger to differentiate their products.”
Delta-Q products provide “charge quality” for lithium-ion and lead acid batteries using charge profiles developed in Delta-Q’s battery lab. These high-performance profiles balance battery life, longevity and charge time requirements. Delta-Q has commercialized more than 50 charge profiles, ensuring that users experience better runtime and flexibility for different battery chemistries.
Optional CAN bus communication enables a link between the charger and other components, providing for safe lithium ion battery charging, and machine diagnostics and servicing information. IC Series chargers store charge cycle data, which is accessible using their built-in USB host port. Through the host port, software updates and new charge profiles can be installed using a pre-programmed USB flash drive.
All IC Series chargers have a wide AC input range and are usable on any single-phase electrical grid worldwide. Broad regulatory approvals are intended for the IC900 and IC1200 by the start of full-scale production.