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Industrial battery charger

Industrial battery charger

Industrial battery charger

Hello everyone!
I am looking for an industrial battery charger, and I need a bit of help. I need a battery charger digitally controlled and programmable. With hybrid tecnology High frecuency 60Hz IGBT. I saw some webs, like Amperis one and they has one with DC output from 12 to 700 VDC (just like I need)but the problem is that I need 600A

II will read your answers with interest. thanks!!

RE: Industrial battery charger

Why do you care what rectifier technology the charger uses? Most chargers of that output will use thyristor rectfiers.

RE: Industrial battery charger

Not all chargers have thyristors, it was just a note...I need a complete set of charging curves, and have the possibility to programme new ones.

RE: Industrial battery charger

Why can't you be specific about the type, size, and voltage of the battery you need charged?
Your initial posting casually threw out a range of 12 volts to 700 volts.
There is no battery in the world that varies between those two voltage levels.


RE: Industrial battery charger


Obviously SparWeb,...We have batteries with 12V, 48V and 700V. It would be great if the battery charger had this range.[/b] If I could charge with my own curves in high efficiency.

RE: Industrial battery charger

600 Amps at 700 Volts DC? That's over 600 Amps AC from a three phase 400 Volt circuit.
You may have to find a charger that will mitigate distortion power factor.
You may have to "roll your own" or have a charger custom designed and built.
Tesla may be able to help you.

"Why not the best?"
Jimmy Carter

RE: Industrial battery charger

You will use very different machines to charge at 12V, 24V or 48V than to charge at 700V- and you almost certainly do NOT need to charge at 700 V 700 A (i.e. 0.5 megawatts)...

RE: Industrial battery charger

Most commercial chargers are 220V DC maximum because there are few requirements higher than this and those handful of requirements will require a custom-built solution.

AEG Belecke and Benning, both in Germany, would be worth talking to.

RE: Industrial battery charger

Actually, googling Amperis and then thinking a bit more about the (presumed...) intended application, there are a couple of other manufacturers you could try. Bitrode is one, there's another manufacturer that I've seen used for battery formation, but I can't think of the name at the moment.

Your best option is to talk to the manufacturers and see what they can offer.

EDMS Australia

RE: Industrial battery charger

Thank you for the tips. I have called to Amperis, and saw at his web as well other options (www.amperis.com)
I have also asked at Bitrode, as FreddyNurk suggested me, but I canĀ“t talk with them... I still trying. Thanks a lot for your colaboration

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