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A New Era of Fast Charging Has Begun
Charging Infrastructure Goes On-Board
Two factors determine the charging time of an electric car: the size of the battery and the power of the charger. While the battery size varies depending on the type of electric car, the on-board chargers in Europe normally operate with a maximum power of 3.7 kW. Thus the charging times range typically between 6-8 hours. Until now, fast charging with the power of 22 kW and above was only possible by using off-board DC charging infrastructure requiring extensive space and expense. In its new fast charger NLG6, BRUSA Elektronik AG has successfully integrated the required power electronics in a single and compact device that moves the fast charging infrastructure on-board electric cars of any size. The fast charger itself requires no cost-intensive off-board infrastructure but can generally be used at all three-phase power supplies. Modern house connections and most public charging points are already equipped with the required power supply of 400 volt and 32 ampere. Of course, the fast charger can also be used with lower rated power sources (e.g. 3.7 kW).
The Safest Way to Charge
Fit for the Future
The outstanding power density of 1.9 kW/kg makes the new fast charger one of the most efficient devices on the market. Although the NLG6 is a very compact device it offers innovative and cutting-edge features. Using the PLC technology, the fast charger is able to communicate through the charging cable and thus enabling various functionalities such as internet connectivity (e.g. when mobile network is not available) or intelligent charging (Smart Charge Communication according to ISO15118). To be able to compensate for the increased availability of renewable energy sources and decentralised power production, grid stabilising measures will gain importance in the future. The NLG6 is well prepared to bring stability into the grid with intelligent features such as idle and peak power regulation and bidirectional operation.
Strong Partner Towards Large-Scale Production
BRUSA Elektronik AG is in its final preparations to start the large-scale production of the new fast charger. Cars equipped with the BRUSA fast charger will be available to the customers in October 2012. Not only commercial but also private users will benefit from the new fast charger and will be surprised by the unfamiliar freedom it will offer to the electric car driver - the fast charger renews 150 Kilometer of range in less than one hour! After the successful start of the large-scale production of the fast charger it will be available to small manufacturers and projects from the first quarter 2013.
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