Introducing PACQ Flex’ion for Industrial Battery Charging

Introducing PACQ Flex’ion for Industrial Battery Charging

Lithium batteries are all the rage now especially since the rise of electric vehicles. The power density of these cells also makes it attractive in industrial applications such as utilities, power generation and oil & gas where voltages between 110 – 125VDC is commonly found in substations. Pairing these batteries with a suitable charger determines whether or not your asset (the lithium battery) is properly utilised and looked after so that they last as long as they were designed for.

Rectifier Technologies has developed an intelligent interface for data exchange between the battery charger and the battery management system (BMS) of the lithium battery. This CAN bus based interface reads from the BMS, and processes it in the algorithms of the battery charger so that optimum power is delivered to charge the batteries. This piece of hardware, integrated into our PACQ series of powershelves (from the Rectifier Technologies) offers a solution to customers that both maximises the capabilities of their lithium batteries and prevents over and under charging scenarios that may damage the asset.

“This development was initiated in response to our customers on the need for proper lithium battery charging, without which the true potential of the batteries cannot be realised. The goal was therefore to make a bridge between the charger and all CAN bus based BMSs, which is the protocol used by the majority of battery manufacturers. This technology makes future integration with various lithium battery manufacturers a lot less time consuming.” Nicholas Yeoh, Director of Sales and Marketing of Rectifier Technologies.

“The Flex’ion battery (from SAFT Batteries) is the first brand to be successfully integrated with our PACQ”

The PACQ Powershelves are offered in 9.6kW (4RU) or 19.2kW (6RU) output power options and allows up to 12 battery currents to be monitored and receive its peak charge. The Flex’ion battery (from SAFT Batteries) is the first brand to be successfully integrated with our PACQ but won’t be the last as the new interface opens up opportunity for compatibility with other brands in the market with minor engineering inputs. For now, the PACQ Flex’ion is available to order.

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Rectifier Technologies becomes a Core Member of CharIN e.V.

Rectifier Technologies becomes a Core Member of CharIN e.V.

Rectifier Technologies is proud to bring many years of its expertise and experience in power electronics engineering to the developments within the CharIN focus groups.

Rectifier Technologies develops and manufactures high-efficiency power conversion products used in various industries. Our vision in e-Mobility includes one where Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) eventually converges to a full DC charging environment not too far in the future. Products such as the scalable RT22 50kW EV Charger Module (for High-Powered DC chargers) and the Highbury DC wall-mounted Low Power DC Charger with bi-directional (V2G) capabilities, are offered with this in view.

With more than 29 years of experience, Rectifier Technologies continues to lead the way in advancing power conversion technologies cost effectively as new energy markets emerge.

“As an EVSE and EV charging power module maker, Rectifier Technologies is involved in all aspect of EV charging and has just upgraded to be a full member of CharIN, which allows us to learn from and contribute to all of the focus groups in CharIN’s domain,” said Nigel Machin, co-founder of Rectifier Technologies and Head of Power Engineering.  

RT22 50kW Developed for High-Powered EV Charging

RT22 50kW Developed for High-Powered EV Charging

The RT22 50kW Electric Vehicle Charger Module includes features that addresses the common challenges faced when deploying high-powered chargers.

Network operators are facing increased difficulty installing high-powered chargers without expensive network upgrades because they draw large amounts of power that can result in unwanted voltage fluctuations. Grid operators can now regulate grid voltage levels with RT22’s in-built reactive power control.

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