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Chargers

List of available chargers for large battery packs

This is a list of chargers for larger packs suitable as on-board chargers for vehicle traction packs (for EVs, PHEVs).

This information does not constitute an endorsement of any of these companies and products.
While the information presented here is believed to be accurate, We take no responsibility for any errors.
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Comparison of chargers
Comparison of chargers.
Maximum power (at ideal AC line voltage) vs. output DC voltage
Charger data anchor
Manufacturer Location Distributors Model Peak
power
[kW]
Input [Vac] Output [Vdc] HF (5) CAN Parall. (1) Series (2) Lithiumate
compatible (4)
Wire CAN
Brusa
Switzerland Metric Mind NLG503 1.6 100~240 200~520 ✓Direct
NLG51x 3.3 130~720
NLG6 22 200~250
360~440 3φ
200~750
Current Ways
USA BC series 3 90~243 48~96
60~96
72~112
112~225
225~450
(2)
20 ea ➜ 60 kW ✓Direct
6.6 225~450 (2) 20 ea ➜ 132 kW
Curtis
US - 1621 1.2 85~265 24~96
Chennic
China - JCWPC 1.1 95~265 12~144
Delphi
US - Universal On-board Battery Charger 3.3 85~265 170~440
DeltaQ
Canada - QuiQ 1 85~265 24~96
1.5 108~265 48, 72
ic650 0.65 85~270 24, 36, 48 ✓ Direct
EDN Group
Italy - CBeasy T 3 230
400 3φ
24~80
CoMPact VL VH 2 400 3φ 24~120
CoMPact T 2.8 400 3φ 24~120
CoMPact S 1 230 12~120
CBeasy .1 230 12~48
CoMPact E / B 1 230 12~120
ElCon
US / China - PFC1500 1.5 85~265 24~258 ✓Direct
PFC2000 2 36~408 ✓Direct
PFC2500 2.5 36~408 ✓Direct
PFC3000 3 24~217 ✓Direct
PFC4000 4 36~217 ✓Direct
PFC5000 5 36~417 ✓Direct
Manufacturer Location Distributors Model Peak
power
[kW]
Input [Vac] Output [Vdc] HF (5) CAN Parall. (1) Series (2) Lithiumate
compatible (4)
Wire CAN
Iota
USA - DSL series 180~1100 108~132 13.4, 27.2 or 54.4
Jinan e-shine
China - ES-E 0.6 12~180
ES-B 0.9 12~180
ES-F 0.9 12~180
ES-C 1.2 12~360
ES-D 1.5 12~360
ES-K 2 12~360
ES-G 4 12~360
Jon Elis
Lithuania - Fast charger 12 18 380, 3φ 144 (6)
Kingpan Industrial Co
China - KP-F 0.9 14~175
KP-B 0.9 14~175
KP-L 3 58~352
KP-G 4 58~352
KP-Q 5 58~352
Lester
USA - - 0.6 90~264 24~48
Manzanita Micro
USA - PFC20 11.5 125~240 (3) 25~375
PFC30 5.8 25~400
PFC50 10.7 25~400
Mean Well
PB series 0.03~1 90~264 12,24,48
ESC/ESP series 0.12~0.24
Pironex GmbH
Germany - piCan-EB-Charger 0.6 90~264 14~56
Quick Charge
USA - SCSX9640 3.8 220 96
QSETX 4.8 48
SCO 1.2 120 12~120
Sinexcel
China - SEVC12.5KW 12.5 380 200~700 8 ea ➜ 100 kW
Zivan
Italy ElCon
Zapi
NG1 0.6 115 12~96
NG3 2.2 115 or 230 12~312
NG5 4.8 208 or 230
440/480
24~312
NG6 0.6 230 12~80
NG7 7 208 or 230
440/480 3φ
24~312
NG9 7 440/480 3φ 24~120
Manufacturer Location Distributors Model Peak
power
[kW]
Input [Vac] Output [Vdc] HF (5) CAN Parall. (1) Series (2) Lithiumate
compatible (4)
Wire CAN
  1. Multiple units can be paralleled, for higher power
    • "✓" means that chargers can be connected in parallel, though will not work in synch with each other past the CC phase
    • "x ea ➜ y kW" means that chargers work in consort through a communication link, to share the current and operate in unison
    • "✕" means that chargers may not be paralleled. either because they are not isolated, or because their servo loops can become unstable if the battery pack impedance is not low enough
  2. Two units can be placed in series for increased output voltage, with no need for center tap connection to the battery
  3. Non-isolated
  4. CAN compatibility:
    • Direct: plug-in compatible
    • VCU: the motor controller requires a Vehicle Control Unit to interface to other components on CAN bus
  5. HF = High Frequency switching (small transformer)
  6. Other voltages available by special order

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