Electric vehicle owners who have ever been worried about potentially running out of charge in a remote location may be happy to hear that the OEM power solutions firm Phihong will be releasing a new portable 10 kilowatt (kW) DC charger for use with vehicles. The new portable charger will also be able to provide 3.5 kW backup AC power. Delivery to electric vehicles is at 12V or 24V, depending on needs.
This backup electricity will be provided via 6.3 kilowatt-hour (kWh) “LiFePO4 battery packs and high frequency power modules that delivers 92%+ efficiency with a power factor of >0.90 at full load,” according to an email sent to CleanTechnica. The chargers have been rated for “220Vac ±10% input voltage, and are compliant with the 20234.1-2015 GB/T safety standard and 20234.3-2015 GB/T charging interface standard.”
Perhaps of import to some is that new chargers are mounted on 4 wheels, in order to improve ease of movement.
The email continues, revealing that “Phihong’s new EV DC chargers feature user-friendly 10.4” LCD touch screens that display charging voltage, charging current, and the battery management system’s state of charge (BMS SOC); tactile start, stop, and emergency stop push-buttons; and intelligent RFID card readers for enhanced security. The 10 kW chargers also feature input/output over-current, over-voltage, and under-voltage protections, in addition to short circuit and surge/lightning protections.”
“Phihong is pleased to support international environmental protection and carbon reduction efforts through the development of convenient and efficient power products, like our new 10 kW EV DC charger for roadside assistance and remote EV DC charging applications,” commented Keith Hopwood, vice president of marketing for Phihong USA.
More information on the product can be found here.