Today Delta-Q Technologies announced that it has completed the production release of its new IC650 Charger. In addition, full commercial production of the new charger has begun at the company’s contract manufacturer in Shenzhen, China.
The IC650 Charger provides 650 watts of DC output power and is available in three output voltages —24V, 36V and 48V. Target applications for the IC650 include golf cars, class 3 lift trucks, floor cleaning machines, aerial work platforms, and electric scooters. Delta-Q intends to release higher voltage variants in the future to meet customer demand.
“Customers have universally stressed the need for more durable industrial chargers. We built the IC650 within a fully sealed die cast aluminum enclosure to withstand the high vibration and exposure to dust and moisture that is typical of on-board environments,” said Evan Sanders, Vice President, Global Sales at Delta-Q.
“Delta-Q also added features that customers have requested to support fleet management initiatives and simplify field service, like the charger’s ability to use a USB memory stick to download the charger’s data log or update its software,” added Sanders.
Delta-Q has received its Safety Approval Certificate for the IC650 product family, confirming compliance to UL15654 and CSA C22.2 No. 107.
Delta-Q has commenced volume production shipments and evaluation samples are readily available for OEMs to order. The IC650 OEM Installation and Design Guide has been released to provide instructions for selecting the right charger model and designing it into a vehicle or machine application. Please contact Delta-Q’s sales department to order evaluation units or request an electronic copy of the Design Guide.
IC650 Product Highlights
A fully sealed die cast aluminum enclosure protects the charger from fluids and other contaminants. The design of the charger enclosure mirrors the internal components, protecting against shock and vibration.
|Easy to Integrate
A USB host port allows charge tracking downloads and charger software updates using a commonly available USB flash drive. This information can be used by OEMs to improve products, limit battery warranty claims and help field technicians in troubleshooting issues.
|Battery Charging Flexibility
The IC650 can store up to 25 battery charging profiles, which are optimized through extensive testing to provide a precise battery charge based on the battery chemistry and its manufacturer. These charge profiles allow charging to occur quickly, yet carefully, maximizing battery life and performance.
|Model Choices & Customizable Cabling
Two versions of the IC650 Charger are available, called “Base” and “Comm.” The “Comm” version supports on-board communication with other components using CAN bus or Modbus programming. DC and AC cabling is completely customizable and field replaceable.
About Delta-Q Technologies
Delta-Q Technologies develops and supplies battery chargers to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of electric vehicles and industrial equipment. Delta-Q’s unique blend of engineering capability in high efficiency power electronics and embedded software design delivers innovative battery charging solutions to meet the evolving needs of its customers. With over one million vehicles and industrial machines already using its products, Delta-Q’s innovation is enabling the widespread adoption of environmentally friendly electric drive systems. Delta-Q was founded in 1999 and is a privately held company located in Vancouver, Canada. Please visit www.delta-q.com for more information.
For more information, please contact:
Vice President, Global Sales