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Battery chargers provide 2kW continuous power

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 4:50am
BCP 2K-E-600 SeriesABSOPULSE Electronics’ BCP 2K-E/600 Series of rugged, industrial grade battery chargers with PFC-input provide 2kW continuous power for charging a 600V external battery bank. These chargers are suitable for installation on electric vehicles.

The 600Vdc output is adjustable 520 to 630V by user accessible trimming potentiometers. The units are available with input ranges of either 190V to 264Vac or 90V to 264Vac (47 to 63Hz). Versions of this design capable of charging battery banks from power outlets in almost any country in the world are therefore available. Several BCP 2K-E/600 units may be parallel connected to achieve higher output power and reduce the time required to recharge the battery bank.

The chargers are fully ruggedized and conformal coated for immunity to shock, vibration, humidity, moisture and airborne contaminants, providing crucial protection required for demanding road conditions. They meet EN/IEC61373 Cat 1 A&B shock and vibration standards. The modules comply with EN/UL60950 and equivalent industrial safety standards as well as the EN61000-3-2 and EN61000-3-12 directives for low input harmonic distortion. They are filtered to meet EN55022-A EMI standards with large margins.

The BCP 2K-E/600 is housed in a ruggedly constructed 187 x 132 x 407mm chassis-mount enclosure. High grade internal fans provide sufficient airflow for operation over a 0oC to +50oC temperature range for full specification - wider temperature ranges are available.

The output is also protected against accidental reverse battery connection by a crossbar diode with a user accessible 600Vdc safety fuse. Other protection features include 4300Vdc input to output isolation, rectangular current limiting with short circuit protection and thermal shutdown with automatic recovery. Efficiency at full load is a minimum of 80%. Generous design headroom and the use of designed-in components with established reliability contribute to high MTBF and ultimately, low life cycle costs of the module.

Standard versions of the BCP 2K-E/600 are priced in the US$1,180 range at quantities of 100.

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