DC to AC 3-phase

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Does anyone make a direct mechanical brush to slip ring type 3-phase rotary converter to convert from DC to 3-phase AC? Hi, Chris - If I'm understanding

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DIY DC Motor Controller

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Paul Holmes' DC Motor Controller: open source and do-it-yourself saves a lot of money

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Charger/DC-DC Arrives

Open Source Civic EV Kit

The 1200 watt charger is combined with the DC-DC converter on the right. The last piece of equipment from Belktronix arrived today. Here's the charging system from Belktronix. The small black box on the left is the charge controller box which interfaces with all the Batmon units that monitor the voltage on each battery. I'm psyched that I finally have all the critical pieces and nothing left is holding me back.

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Prodrive to unveil first 48V DC-DC converter targeting ISO/DIS 21780

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Prodrive has created the first 48V to 12V DC-DC converter targeted at the ISO/DIS 21780 standard for 48V automotive systems. Prodrive’s 48V to 12V DC-DC converter is configurable to suit automotive networks including CAN and FlexRay, and is available in multiple power options from 400W to 2.2kW to suit the application. The unit will be launched at this year’s LCV (Low Carbon Vehicle) Show, which takes place at Millbrook, UK, 4-5 September.

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DC-DC Overcurrent Malfunction

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

After some experimentation today, I found that under a moderate load of 8 amps or so, the DC-DC eventually stops working and fails to charge the 12V battery. I was misled a few times because when I turn off the key for awhile and turn it back on, the DC-DC starts working again for about 30 seconds before stopping. It's good to get the extra transmissions out of my garage.

2008 100

Aradex DC/DC converter seeks to deliver maximum efficiency with fuel cells

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These differences can be compensated by a DC / DC converter to regulate the voltage level for feeding into the DC link. With the support of the Central Innovation Program for Small and Medium Business (ZIM), Germany-based Aradex AG has developed the DC / DC converter VP5000-DCDC200-HL, which optimizes the integration of fuel cells into the drive system. The Aradex DC / DC converter has achieved efficiencies of up to 99% in tests.

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Electric Car Motors: AC vs. DC

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There are a lot of motors out there, but which are better electric car motors - AC or DC

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HUBER+SUHNER launches new DC high-power charging system

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HUBER+SUHNER, a leading worldwide supplier of electrical and optical connectivity solutions, has launched its new Direct Current (DC) high-power charging system RADOX HPC200, completing the company’s RADOX HPC portfolio. With this latest addition, the RADOX HPC portfolio enables operators of DC fast-charging stations, ranging from 50kW to 500kW, to procure all charging cables from a single source.

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EVgo breaks ground on DC fast-charging station prepared for up to 350 kW

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More powerful DC fast-charging stations will be needed in order to charge cars with larger-capacity battery packs in a reasonable amount of time. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging eVgo charging networkLonger-range electric cars will add flexibility for drivers, but they will also require changes to charging infrastructure.

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DC's electric-taxi drivers have no public place to charge, they say

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Unfortunately for taxi cab drivers in Washington D.C., Washington, D.C. The availability of charging stations for electric cars is likely to remain a major factor for many would-be owners as plug-in cars become more popular. While the United States boasts tens of thousands of charging stations, some areas remain better-covered than others. the lack of charging. taxi charging infrastructure Charging stations

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Location is everything for high-power DC fast charging

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The DC fast-charging stations, such as those that are part of the Tesla Supercharger or Electrify America networks, are arguably the ones for which location is the most important. As the type of station that gives drivers the most miles in the least time, they’re critical for selling people on the idea that longer trips can be done with a. youtube

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DC fast-charging in east, west coast corridors done, say VW, BMW

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BMW and Volkswagen have finally completed a network of network of public DC fast-charging sites that use the Combined Charging Standard (CCS). VW plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS In January 2015, the two German carmakers announced a collaboration with network operator ChargePoint to build more stations compatible with CCS—which their electric cars use. Known as the Express.

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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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Brushless DC Motors

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I may be showing my ignorance, but I believe brushless DC motors run on three phase AC. Why is it called a DC motor? Brushless DC motors

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DC fast charging for electric cars: what's here, what's coming, what's hype?

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Drivers who want to use their electric cars for trips beyond a radius from their home charging site rely on DC fast-charging sites. Now Charged magazine has written a comprehensive guide to the current state and future of DC charging. ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging eVgo charging network Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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Fixing the DC-DC Converter

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I cringe at the thought of having to send anything back to Electro Automotive for replacement or repair, so I took a chance and dissected the DC-DC converter to see if I could fix it. The company that makes the DC-DC converter is CC-Power in the UK, so I don't think sending it back to them would be timely either. Here's the DC-DC converter taken out of its black aluminum case. The DC-DC seems to be working fine again.

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Energica Electric Motorcycle road trip uses only DC fast-charging

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Italian superbike company Energica has come out with a second model, the Eva, and shown that electric motorcycle road trips are possible—even easy—with DC fast charging. Fast Charging electric motorcycles DC Rapid Charging EnergicaOn May 16th, actor and U.S. Air Force veteran Bill Levasseur rode an Energica Eva from Los Angeles to San Francisco, recharging only at CCS fast-charging stations.

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DC-DC Seems to Work!

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

This is the first time I've arrived home with the DC-DC converter still working! Let's cross our fingers and hope the DC-DC holds out. I just drove home from a meeting for half an hour with the headlights on. In the process of driving, the brake lights and turn-signals were also on. I'm going to give it a week and see if anything else causes a failure.

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New Tritium RT175-S DC fast charger powers EVs to 80% in 15 minutes

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Australia-based Tritium has introduced a new DC fast charger, the RT175-S smart charging system, which powers EVs to an 80% charge in 15 minutes on average. The RT175-S is the first charger on the US market capable of Plug and Charge, a communications protocol enabling electric vehicles and charging equipment to communicate, authenticate and bill customers via the charging cable.

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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. I actually used the aluminum case for the DC-DC converter as a camera stand so that I could turn off the flash which causes too much glare on the oscope screen. Here's my full testbench setup. On the lower-left sits a 12V battery to act as an accessory battery.

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CHAdeMO DC Fast Charge network coming to Norway

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The Norwegian energy company Ishavskraft yesterday unveiled its plan to make the stunning vistas of Norway's isolated fjords accessible to vacationers in electric cars with a 2500 mile network of DC Fast Chargers using the CHAdeMO connector. California, Oregon and Washington, too, are working on creating a west coast DC Fast Charge corridor through some rather picturesque scenery. ishavskraft chademo mitsubishi dc fast charger Ishavsveien citroen c-zero imiev peugeot ion

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Buying An Electric Car: Why Charging Rate, DC Quick-Charging Matter

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plug-in cars charging Charging station ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS We all know how to compare horsepower, acceleration, and gas mileage. Practical car buyers know to look at cargo volume, too. But when it comes to buying your first electric car, there are a few things you need to know about charging.

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Downtown Detroit, a charging desert, finally gets DC fast chargers

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Detroit almost made it to the end of the decade without a single DC fast charger. The home base for the U.S. auto industry has long been downtown Detroit. And as much as that industry has wanted to talk the talk about electrification the past several year, it hasn’t walked the walk in its home turf. Until recently—like just three. charging

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Price Of Electric-Car DC Fast Charging Varies: Sacramento A Test Case

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Green California ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Combined Charging Standard (CCS) DC Rapid Charging Fast Charging charging infrastructure eVgo charging network electric utilities plug-in carsWhile fast charging for electric cars is still nonexistent--or just starting to roll out--across much of the country, California leads the way.

The most powerful DC charging station in Europe (for cars) can deliver 400 kw

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Higher-power DC fast charging is what makes electric-vehicle road-tripping viable. The energy company Repsol has opened what it says is the most powerful electric-vehicle charging station in Europe—and it happens to be in Spain, a part of Europe that’s so far been largely skipped over by the fastest charging. And while 100- and 150-kw. charging

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Energica Eva: test ride of electric motorcycle with DC fast charging (video)

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plug-in cars Fast Charging electric motorcycles DC Rapid ChargingThe evolving electric motorcycle industry continues to expand and impress, including the latest addition to the Energica lineup, the company's Eva model. The Italian company first impressed me with a test ride on the Energica Ego, and now I've had a chance to sling a leg over the Eva and see how they compare. My test ride of the Ego involved a.

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DC-DC Installed and New Brake Parts

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

In was eager to get the new DC-DC converter installed so I left work a bit early and got to work so I could still drive the car to breakfast with my girlfriend tomorrow morning. The DC-DC converter fits rather nicely in the old space. The left tab hole was very near the upper left bolt that held the old DC-DC on, so I just drilled a hole and used the original screw.

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PakTrakr is Online! DC-DC blown again.

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

On a downer note, the CCPower DC-DC converter blew again (fuse was vaporized and FETs shorted out). The only difference was that the DC-DC converter was under a heavy load on the drive home because the headlights were on. Based on the circuit inside the DC-DC converter, I suspect that there is a significant amount of current (required from the headlights) going through 144V side.

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CHAdeMO DC fast-charging to run at up to 150 kilowatts, starting in 2017

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When it comes to DC fast charging, more powerful charging stations will be needed to charge electric cars with larger-capacity battery packs within a reasonable amount of time. Japan plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla SuperchargerAs more longer-range electric vehicles go on sale, the charging infrastructure that supports them will need to adapt to bigger batteries.

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Payment not accepted: Volta's free DC fast charging network starts soon

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A California-based company is taking the ad-supported model popularized by smartphone apps and applying it to the next generation of vehicle infrastructure with a nationwide network of free DC fast charging stations. Volta announced last week that it will build 150 stations over the course of the next year, it said in its announcement. This first. Infrastructure charging

2019 73

Electrify America, Kia Motors America offer DC fast charging plan for Kia Niro EV drivers

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Electrify America announced an agreement with Kia Motors America to offer Kia Select, a new charging program with optimized pricing for the Kia Niro electric vehicle (EV) model on Electrify America’s direct current (DC) fast charging network. The Kia Select program offers a flat rate of 35 cents per-minute charging for current Kia Niro EV drivers, designed specifically for the unique DC charging characteristics of the model.

2020 69

Electrify America introduces new pricing structure featuring kWh pricing in 23 states and DC; reduced rates for states with minute-based pricing

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Electrify America introduced a new pricing structure designed to provide electric vehicle (EV) owners with consistent and transparent rates across its public brand-neutral fast-charging network.

2020 119

Lightning Systems introduces range of AC and DC fast charge charging stations for fleet electric vehicles

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains, introduced “Lightning On Tap” charging solutions, a comprehensive offering of AC and DC fast charge charging stations. Lightning Systems’ lineup of new chargers includes both AC and DC fast charge options, ranging from affordable 7.2kW AC chargers to high-end 100kW DC fast chargers, which deliver much shorter charging times for high-battery-capacity commercial EVs.

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When will electric-car DC fast-charging be available everywhere in the U.S.? Poll results

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plug-in cars ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS) PollsEnergy infrastructure is key to any serious effort to make zero-emission vehicles practical for mass-market car buyers. The world has spent more than a century building an efficient, global distribution and delivery system for gasoline and diesel fuel, and any new energy source requires the same. Whether natural gas, hydrogen, or electricity.

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car2go opening in Washington DC

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car2go North America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, launches its car-sharing service in Washington DC this weekend. Beginning 24 March, car2go will begin to deploy 200 smart fortwo cars in Washington DC, distributing them throughout the entire District. In March 2012, car2go will launch in Washington D.C.

New DC-DC here and Tranny Fluid Too

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I let out a major sigh of relief today when the new Iota DC-DC converter showed up today along with the synthetic transmission fluid that ElectroAuto said they would send me. EVParts.com sells it as a DC-DC converter for many of their electric vehicle conversion kits. It's a bit larger than the CCPower C400 DC-DC converter supplied with the kit, but it still fits in the same space and can be plugged into a 115V AC outlet for charging the accessory battery offline.

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

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The Honda Fit EV included with the home has been modified to accept DC power directly from the home''s solar panels or stationary battery, eliminating up to half of the energy that is typically lost to heat during DC-to-AC and AC-to-DC power conversion. DC-to-DC electric vehicle charging. The Honda Smart Home US integrates a number of technologies, and is managed by Honda’s Home Energy Management System (HEMS). Click to enlarge.

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Volkswagen tests mobile DC fast charging station for urban network gaps

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As a partial response, Volkswagen has shown a portable DC fast charging unit aimed at urban environments or temporary use at events or in parking lots—and it could be a very useful part of a strategy. Automakers face some daunting challenges in selling electric vehicles to urban apartment-dwellers, who are often without a home charging point.

2019 72

Bosch offering sub-$10K 24 kW DC fast charger for North America; SAE J1772 DC Combo connector

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Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has introduced the Power DCPlus DC fast charger in North America, starting at less than $10,000. Using the SAE J1772 DC Combo connector, the 24 kW Bosch Power DCPlus will charge compatible EVs to 80% in less than 30 minutes. By complying with the SAE J1772 DC Combo standard, Bosch has aligned with most major automakers offering EV’s with DC fast-charging capabilities.

2015 81

Consortium successfully runs silicon carbide multiport DC-DC converter in EV

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Silicon Carbide multiport DC-DC converter fitted to the Tata Vista EV. A consortium led by motorsport and technology company Prodrive has successfully run a silicon carbide-based multiport DC-DC converter in an electric car. The DC-DC converter acts as a hub that transfers energy between key components of the vehicle’s high voltage electrical system. Click to enlarge.

2014 85

BMW i and EVgo expanding ChargeNow DC Fast program; 500 more fast chargers in US; no-cost DC and Level 2 for BMW i3 drivers

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW of North America announced, in cooperation with NRG EVgo, the expansion of the ChargeNow DC Fast program. As part of its ongoing commitment to the growth of a robust public DC Fast charging infrastructure, BMW is supporting EVgo’s installation of an incremental 500 DC Fast Combo chargers, to benefit BMW i3 customers and all EV drivers in the US with DC Fast Combo charging capability. ChargeNow DC Fast markets include: Atlanta, GA.

2015 91

Nine states and DC to design regional approach to cap greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

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The statement , endorsed by Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, DC, describes the goals of such a program, including reducing climate changing pollution, creating economic opportunity, and improving transportation equity for currently underserved and overburdened populations.

2018 89

Fuji Electric begins US production of DC quick chargers

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of America has begun US production of their UL-Certified DC Quick Chargers for Electric Vehicles, with the first production units shipping out of Milpitas, CA by late March. The manufacturer’s 4 th -Generation 25kW DC Quick Charger features a slimmer design than previous versions, making it suited for a wide variety of commercial applications. The DC Quick Charger is built to the CHAdeMO specification and allows EV owners to charge their electric vehicles in less than one hour.

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