Debugging the DC-DC waveforms

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I spent most of Friday trying to figure out just what was blowing the DC-DC converter. On the upper left, I have a 156V DC power supply. The opened up DC-DC converter is front and center.

2007 130

Used Renault electric-car batteries provide DC fast-charging on highway

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The French brand has worked with UK-based Connected Energy to install two electric-car DC fast-charging stations powered by second-life batteries. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Charging station DC Rapid ChargingRenault hasn't tackled the home-energy storage market to the degree its alliance partner Nissan has, but it has found another use for "second-life" batteries.

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A Response from CC Power on the DC-DC

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I just got an e-mail back from Electro Automotive from CC-Power regarding the failed DC-DC converter. The converter should be connected directly to the battery terminals. if he is connecting to the controller terminals, the problems of over voltage during regeneration will be much greater." I prefer not to comment on it but simply wish to pass it on to others who might have wondered what the manufacturer said.

2007 100

Honda opens Smart Home US in California; produces more energy than it consumes; direct DC-DC EV charging

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The system will also enable Honda to evaluate the second life, or re-use, of EV batteries in grid applications, home-to-grid (H2G) connectivity and other concepts. DC-to-DC electric vehicle charging.

2014 162

ABB introducing new DC fast-charger in Europe for €9,988

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ABB launched the Terra Smart Connect (SC), a low-cost DC fast-charger that the company says will significantly improve the business case for installing electric-vehicle (EV) fast chargers throughout Europe. Output DC voltage range is 180 – 500 V. The Terra SC. Click to enlarge.

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ABB launches 22 kW AC & DC fast charging station

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The Terra Smart Connect Duo supports both DC and AC charging equally and features an attached AC charging cable for customer convenience.

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Fuji Electric installs 25 kW DC Quick Charger in Manhattan; EV Connect lands NY state charging contract

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of America announced the installation of a 25kW DC Quick Charger for Electric Vehicles at the Edison ParkFast’s Hippodrome location, located in Midtown Manhattan. Separately, EV Connect announced it has been awarded a four-year, $1,568,108 value contract from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) for the deployment and management of more than 100 EV charging stations in 37 locations throughout New York State. Fuji Electric Corp.

2014 78

Hauling Lead and Confusing Connections

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I pre-laid out these batteries on the floor to guestimate what the connections between the terminals were. I've got an e-mail into ElectroAuto for some connection diagrams, but haven't received the files yet. Tonight was an evening of heavy lifting.

2007 130

BMW expands ChargeNow by EVgo programs for DC fast charging

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BMW of North America has expanded the ChargeNow by EVgo programs (including ChargeNow DC Fast) to more than 50 metro areas in the US, encompassing the entire EVgo public charging network, the largest public DC Fast charging network in the nation. EVgo’s fast charging network currently totals more than 668 dual-port DC Fast charging stations installed and available to EV drivers across the United States, supported by supplemental Level 2 chargers.

2017 60

Norwegian Electric Systems to provide hybrid electric systems for three new ferries; Odin’s Eye DC grid system

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Norwegian Electric Systems’ main DC system ensures the safe charging and discharging of the batteries. The DC system also includes NES’ Odin’s Eye solution, allowing for future upgrades of the vessels, such as larger battery capacity and/or higher charging power from shore.

2017 88

Uber App To Connect Riders And Drivers Now Legal In D.C., At Last

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Uber, a San Francisco-based startup company that provides on-demand private drivers to customers through its smartphone app, has had an especially bumpy ride since launching in Washington, D.C. But things are looking up now that the D.C. Council voted Tuesday to exempt Uber from the D.C.

California Energy Commission to award $8.9M for completion of California DC fast charge North-South corridors

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) has selected 8 awardees for a total of $8,875,457 in funding to install Direct Current (DC) fast charging stations on Interstate 5 (I-5), State Route 99 (SR 99), and along United States Highway 101 (US-101) from San Jose traveling South in California.

2016 93

FCA unveils Chrysler Portal concept: next-gen family transportation for Millenials; electric, semi-autonomous, connected, flexible

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The Chrysler Portal concept uses an industry-accepted Combined Charge System (CCS) plug to connect to the next generation of 800V, 350-kilowatt DC charging stations. There are more than 20 available technologies designed to engage, inform and connect the driver and passengers.

2017 78

VW, BMW and ChargePoint partner to create SAE Combo DC fast charging corridors on the East and West Coasts

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In the initial phase, the aim is to install nearly 100 DC Fast charging ports across both coasts, with plans to expand the program to increase access to fast charging across the country. DC charging the BMW i3 (left) and Volkswagen e-Golf (right).

2015 109

Delta Electronics announces CHAdeMO certification of DC Quick Charger

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Delta Electronics announced that its new high efficiency Delta DC Quick Charger has passed CHAdeMO certification. The Delta DC Quick Charger provides 50-500V DC / 50kW output power and achieves efficiency of close to 95%—almost 5% higher than CHAdeMO’s certification standard and surpassing the top DC chargers available on the market today. The Delta DC Quick Charger requires only 15 to 30 minutes for a single recharge.

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ABB launches Terra 53 DC fast charger in NA; SAE Combo and CHAdeMO

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This 50 kW DC fast charging station meets both SAE Combo and CHAdeMO standards for battery electric vehicles. The Terra 53 joins the ABB Terra family of DC charging stations that offer fast charging times with industry leading, business-to-business network solutions. ABB has introduced the Terra 53 for North America, showcasing it at the Plug-in 2013 conference in San Diego.

2013 92

IHS: automotive semiconductor market up 10% in 2014 to $29B; hybrids, connectivity and ADAS major drivers

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IHS reported that the fastest growing segments for automotive semiconductors are hybrid-electric vehicles, telematics and connectivity and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Connected vehicles Controls and controllers Driver Assistance Systems Forecasts Hybrids Microprocessors and controls The automotive semiconductor market did exceptionally well in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS.

2015 85

ABB launching Terra 51 DC fast charger in US market; Combo charging standard prototype at EVS26

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ABB has entered the US market for electric vehicle charging solutions with the launch of its Terra 51 direct current (DC) charger. The Terra 51 is CHAdeMO-certified and services all DC fast-charge capable cars that are currently on the market. The Terra 51 is an intelligent DC fast charger that reduces electric vehicle charging times from eight hours, using regular alternating current (AC), to as little as 15 to 30 minutes.

2012 88

More details on BMW’s i3; electric and connected

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In addition to the battery, the BMW Group also developed numerous battery system components including specific components which ensure the interconnection of the cells themselves as well as the connection between the battery system and the vehicle. Cutaway of the BMW i3. Click to enlarge.

2013 132

ABB, KredEx and Estonia’s Ministry of Economic Affairs deploy first of 200 web-managed DC fast chargers in Estonia

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Power and automation technology group ABB, KredEx and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Estonia, announced the first public installation of an ABB Terra 51 DC fast charging station for electric vehicles in Estonia.

CLEVER chooses ABB to supply 51 DC fast chargers for network in Denmark

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CLEVER, a leading electric mobility operator (EMO) in Denmark has chosen ABB to supply 50 Terra 51 DC fast chargers at multiple locations throughout Denmark. CLEVER’s network of DC fast chargers and AC chargers builds on Denmark’s commitment towards becoming independent of fossil fuels by 2050. Each web-connected ABB fast charger is capable of a full range of connectivity features, including remote assistance, management and servicing and smart software upgradeability.

Cal Energy Commission approves ~$9M for DC fast chargers; $12.6M for NGV incentives

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The California Energy Commission approved nearly $9 million in grants for the installation of DC fast chargers along major state freeways and highways to allow electric vehicle drivers to travel from San Diego to the Oregon border without worrying about running out of energy. EV Connect Inc.; —which will install 61 DC fast chargers at 41 sites along major routes on Interstate 5, Highway 99 and Highway 101.

VitaeMobility, ABB to deploy a network of 50 DC fast chargers throughout Belgium

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VitaeMobility, specialists in e-mobility for business and government fleets and consumers, and ABB will partner to install and manage 50 Terra Smart Connect (SC) DC fast chargers at multiple locations throughout Belgium. VitaeMobility said it specifically chose ABB’s Terra Smart Connect (SC) as it is the only smart connected charging station on the market that supports EV charging for company fleets in 30-120 minutes.

ABB launches Terra multi-standard DC 50 kW fast charging station 53 with CCS support

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ABB launched the Terra 53 , the first 50 kW CCS (Combined Charging System) DC fast charging station compliant with BMW i3, Volkswagen e-up! The Terra 53 C is the first product configuration from a family of DC charging stations supporting the CCS standard. Terra 53’s smart connectivity allows remote monitoring, pro-active maintenance and functional upgrades providing customers with the tools necessary to gather customer specific usage statistics and reports.

2013 80

Researchers developing DC micro smart grid for charging EV fleets; Li-ion, redox flow batteries and renewables

Green Car Congress

The MSG is designed as a direct current (DC) grid. We settled on a DC design for our micro smart grid to avoid the losses that occur when transforming alternating current (AC) into DC. Up to 30 electric vehicles at a time can recharge in Fraunhofer IAO’s parking garage.

2014 109

ECOtality installs first DC fast charger in Tennessee

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ECOtality and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store unveiled the first Blink Direct Current (DC) Fast Charger in Tennessee at the Lebanon Cracker Barrel location. This is the first of 12 Cracker Barrel locations statewide that will install DC Fast Chargers as a part of The EV Project. With two CHAdeMo-compliant EV charging connectors, the dual-port DC fast charger provides an intuitive connector dock for storage and protection.

ABB launches cost-effective 20kW DC fast charger for the Americas

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ABB launched the Terra SmartConnect (SC), a direct-current (DC) charger specifically designed for convenient fast charging in commercial and office areas in North America. Despite its focus on cost minimization, the Terra SC will be fully UL-listed, and comes standard with an outdoor-rated steel housing, a full-color, eight inch, intuitive touch-screen user interface and smart connectivity features.

2013 76

BMW, GM complete testing on DC Fast Charge station usage; validation on BMW i3 and Chevy Spark EV

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Engineers from BMW AG and General Motors recently passed a milestone in the adoption of the new SAE standard for DC Fast Charging. Teams from both companies worked jointly to ensure the conformity of DC “Combo” Fast Charge stations developed by various suppliers to the SAE standard by charging pre-production versions of the BMW i3 and the Chevrolet Spark EV. —Cliff Fietzek, Manager connected e-Mobility at BMW of North America, LLC.

2013 78

Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon automotive solutions for connected in-car infotainment

Green Car Congress

The Snapdragon 602A processor is pre-integrated with Qualcomm Gobi 9x15 multimode 3G/4G-LTE and QCA6574 Qualcomm VIVE 2-stream, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE 4.0-based modules to provide unprecedented, integrated connectivity options for connected infotainment systems. The built-in capabilities and superior low power/high performance of the Snapdragon 602A processor enables next-generation connected automotive infotainment systems. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.,

2014 76

June '06 - The Film Opens, CARB Ducks, PHEV Debut in DC

Plugs and Cars

PIA created a webad and bumperstickers connecting rising gas prices and the electric car. $3.$4.$5./gallon. We worked on the Maker Faire plug-in project, and supported the effort that brought the CalCars Edrive Lithium Plug-in Prius to Washington DC in May. Who Killed the Electric Car Opens Across the Nation Who Killed the Electric Car?, director Chris Paine’s long-awaited documentary, begins a nationwide theatrical release on June 28 in Los Angeles and New York.

2006 100

INRIX powers first on-street parking service in a production connected car

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Initially, the service is available in Germany (Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart), and in the US (Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.). According to the recent INRIX Connected & Autonomous Vehicle Consumer Survey, 72% of respondents said real-time parking availability is the navigation feature they desire the most. INRIX, Inc.

2017 60

ABB launches new DC power system for marine applications; reduce fuel consumption by up to 20%

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ABB, the power and automation technology group, introduced a new DC (direct current) electrical system for marine applications. The new system is part of a revival of power solutions using DC electricity, and will provide highly efficient power distribution and electric propulsion for a wide range of vessels. ABB’s onboard DC system represents a step forward in optimized propulsion by connecting all DC links and distributing the power through one main DC circuit.

2011 68

AERIS team conducting free public workshop on connected vehicle environmental applications

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The Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will conduct a free public workshop soliciting discussion with the adopter community on connected vehicle environmental applications that may be candidates for the upcoming Connected Vehicle Pilot demonstrations. The public meeting is tentatively set for 22 October 2014 from 9:00 AM (ET) to 5:00 PM (ET) at the Holiday Inn Capitol Hotel in Washington, DC.

2014 76

Hubject connects eleven energy suppliers to create the largest Austrian charging network for EVs

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The charging stations will also be connected with Hubject’s international charging network “intercharge”. The connection to Hubject’s eRoaming platform enables EV drivers to complete the approximately 700-km (435-mile) distance from Lake Neusiedl to Lake Constance with an electric car and to charge at all DC fast-charging stations and AC charging stations within the intercharge network.

GE Energy launches fully networked Wattstation and Wattstation Connect software; pay by smartphone

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GE’s WattStation Connect for mobile device users. GE Energy’s Industrial Solutions business unveiled the new WattStation and WattStation Connect software at the SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit, Mich. Click to enlarge.

2012 109

CA To Get Dual-Standard DC Quick-Charging For Electric Cars

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Charging stations rolling out across California will soon be compatible not only with existing CHAdeMO connections, but with newer SAE Combo connectors too.

INRIX and Parkmobile bring end-to-end parking solution to the connected car

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a leading provider of dynamic connected car services worldwide, and Parkmobile, the leading provider of on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off- street parking and mobility solutions, announced a strategic partnership at the annual International Parking Institute (IPI) conference. cities, including Washington D.C., INRIX, Inc.,

ABB wins order to install OnBoard DC Grid on a ship; up to 20% reduction in fuel consumption and emissions by up to 20%

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Leading power and automation technology group ABB has won an order from ship owner Myklebusthaug Management to supply the first direct current (DC) power grid on board a ship. The OnBoard DC Grid ( earlier post ) will allow a new offshore platform support vessel, under construction in Norway, to operate at the highest energy efficiency level to minimize emissions.

2012 64

EVndeavoring to Do a Month or Two in Review Since July, August. with "Spirit of DC" Hang'in in Phoenix and EVJerry Taking on "Power of DC".

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

It's almost like another reality not cruising the Blue Highways with the "Spirit of DC." Anyway, after the Renew America Roadtrip with the Tesla run from New York to California, and after returning to Home Sweet Bisbee, it was time to get into the thinking mode of a three-in-one EVent back with the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington, DC. Washington DC to California and back in 30 days. Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - Gads!

2009 36

Ford Unveils Electric Transit Connect, Transit Taxi with Alt Fuel Conversion at Chicago Auto Show

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The electric Transit Connect. Ford Motor Company is unveiling the all-electric version of the Ford Transit Connect at the Chicago Auto Show; the small electric van will be in fleet operators’ hands later this year, according to the company. Electric Transit Connect.

Wiring behind dash complete

DIY Electric Car

I''d like to get one that will accomodate DC aircon, power steering and vacuum pump for $200. evworks has this DC aircon unit for $1700. Since I don''t have the DC-DC I haven''t connected the vacuum pump yet so it will be a slow drive Since everything seems to work, I''ve pulled the cables through the dash and fixed the PB6 pot box to the chassis, with a backup spring.

2013 100

"Spirit of DC" Taking on Las Vegas EVA, Monday Eve, 24 November 2008

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

SEE below for December 2008 contents from Las Vegas EVA Watts Happening -- space that was reserved for Stan & Marianne, Bill and Amanda, Bill, Lloyd, Daniel, John, Michelle, et Las Vegas EVA'rs al for webblogging plus posting pixs of the "Spirit of DC" shining & showing on the 2nd level of the Texas Station Casino parking garage. After answering questions and handing out informational brochures, Jerry joined with LVEVA members to christen the Spirit of DC with the LVEVA logo.

2008 36

Sprint CEO introduces new partners for Machine-to-Machine Connected Transportation initiative

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Sprint CEO Dan Hesse highlighted the company’s machine-to-machine (M2M) Connected Transportation initiative in a keynote address to the Detroit Economic Club, including the introduction of new partnerships. At Sprint, our vision goes beyond connecting millions of cars. We want to provide ‘Connected Transportation’ to trucks, buses, subways, taxis, planes, police cars and ambulances so that they can be instantly linked through voice, data and images.