PROMAT 2013 CONFERENCE, CHICAGO, USA – January 21, 2013 – Today Delta-Q Technologies released its new IC650 industrial battery charger to the materials handling industry at ProMat 2013. The IC650 was nominated for the ProMat Innovation Award.
Delta-Q is exhibiting in Booth 4816 and will provide demonstrations of the IC650 charger to interested OEMs, parts distributors and trade media throughout the show.
The IC650 is a 650 watt industrial battery charger designed with several innovations that will benefit original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of Class 3 electric lift and pallet trucks and their customers.
Lift trucks are exposed to many risk factors, including chemicals, shock and vibration that can damage internal components. The IC650 incorporates a new type of enclosure for industrial battery chargers—die cast aluminum that wraps around the charger’s internal components. This design innovation makes the IC650 a highly durable product for on-board installation on a lift truck, fully sealed against chemicals and immune to the vibration within the machine.
“The lift truck market was a focal point in designing IC650 charger. At 650 watts, it’s at an ideal power level to charge Class 3 electric materials handling equipment. We studied the market and built this charger from the ground up to maximize durability,” says Ken Fielding, President and CEO of Delta-Q.
“We were also looking to create easy-to-use innovations that no one has ever built into an industrial battery charger,” Fielding adds.
The IC650 charger features a USB host port, which allows charge tracking downloads and charging profile updates using a commonly available USB flash drive. OEMs can determine how machines are used by their customers to improve future products, and limit warranty claims due to battery misuse. An expensive service call is not necessary if a facility’s employee can download the charging data and e-mail it to the OEM.
The IC650 uses Delta-Q’s QuiQ 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.
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 more than a 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.
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