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The BMPRO Battery Charging Range is a complete set of automatic battery chargers with between 7-10 charge states designed to increase your battery’s life and performance. Compatible with 12Volt lead acid and lithium batteries. Service your car, caravan, farm equipment, communications, truck or boat.
REDARC are proud to announce the release of our new range of 240V AC Battery Chargers.
REDARC has teamed up with Norwegian innovator DEFA to bring a co-branded battery charger range called SmartCharge into the Australian and New Zealand market. They are ideal for maintenance charging of batteries in a range of automotive applications.
Available in 4 variants, 4, 6, 8 and 10A they are perfect for charging car, bike and boat batteries, the 8 and 10A variants can be used to charge bigger batteries used in Caravans, Campers and RV’s.
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There are two ChargePoint Type 1 J1772 chargers located at the Macquarie Shopping Centre carpark. These chargers are difficult to reach as they are ‘hidden’ behind the valet parking area. This video shows you how to get to these chargers (without having to pay for valet).
The NRMA is rolling out 40 electric car charging locations across NSW and ACT as part of its Social Dividend Reinvestment Strategy. The plan is set to cost the NRMA $10 million dollars and will account for 95% of road trips taken by NSW and ACT motorists. Each charger will be spaced at most 150km apart on major roadways. The latest location to go online is Mittagong, located at the Mittagong RSL Club carpark. All NRMA chargers are supplied by Australian company Tritium Veefil who have also supplied charging networks across Europe, USA and locally in Australia. Tritium chargers are rapid DC chargers using either ChaDeMo or CCS2.
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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 9th October 2018. It’s Martyn Lee here and I’ve been through EV story today so you don’t have to.
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TESLA MODEL 3 IS THE SAFEST CAR EVER TESTED
In the U.S. NHTSA has released it’s findings in the probability of injury for those involved in a Model 3 acccident and it’s the lowest score they’ve ever awarded. Apart from driving around in a tank, you’re safest in a Model 3. Tesla explained: “NHTSA tested Model 3 Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive as part of its New Car Assessment Program, a series of crash tests used to calculate the likelihood of serious bodily injury for front, side and rollover crashes. The agency’s data shows that vehicle occupants are less likely to get seriously hurt in these types of crashes when in a Model 3 than in any other car. NHTSA’s previous tests of Model S and Model X still hold the record for the second and third lowest probabilities of injury, making Tesla vehicles the best ever rated by NHTSA. We expect similar results for other Model 3 variants, including our dual-motor vehicles, when they are rated.” “In addition to its near 50/50 weight distribution, Model 3 was also designed with an extremely low polar moment of inertia, which means that its heaviest components are located closer to the car’s center of gravity. Even though Model 3 has no engine, its performance is similar to what’s described as a “mid-engine car” due to its centered battery pack (the heaviest component of the car) and the fact that Model 3’s rear motor is placed slightly in front of the rear axle rather than behind it. Not only does this architecture add to the overall agility and handling of the car, it also improves the capability of stability control by minimizing rotational kinetic energy.”
BIG OIL SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT AMAZON’S BATTERY PLAY
Liam Denning has been taking a look at the announcement from Audi that Amazon will install charge points at home for it’s customers: “The oil industry has long been more concerned with generating supply than encouraging demand—why bother, when drivers had no alternative? The hassle of charging has long been one of the things holding back the electrical vehicle market. Amazon’s entry will make that a whole lot easier, potentially representing a major threat in oil’s biggest market.” according to Bloomberg: “The fossil fuel industry should be worried about a company such as Amazon encroaching on its territory. Back in the summer of 2008, three of the world’s five most valuable companies produced oil and gas. Exxon was No. 1. Today, four years after a global collapse in oil prices, Big Tech dominates and Exxon struggles to stay in the top 10.”
WANT ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO SCALE? ADD CHARGERS TO GAS STATIONS
No! No! No! A new article by Fast Company is typical of so many I see and it totally misses the point that EV’s are a change of habit, a change of how we *think* about fuelling personal mobility. They say: “In the not-too-distant future, your local gas station may have chargers for electric cars near the gas pumps. Gilbarco Veeder-Root–one of the largest suppliers of fuel dispensers to gas stations–just invested in Tritium, an electric vehicle charging company.”
THIS EV NUT BUILT A RANGE-EXTENDING BATTERY PACK TRAILER
On Toyota RAV4EV owners was fed up with the range and took it into his own hands: “This enthusiastic owner wanted to increase the range of his Toyota, and built this simple trailer solution to double his battery capacity, nearly doubling his range, despite the trailer’s extra 454kg.” according to Gizmodo: “The trailer retains the original Toyota floor pan casing, making it likely as safe as it would have been bolted into the Rav4 body. I’m not convinced that high-voltage cables should be hanging out in the wind as seen in the connection between the trailer and the car, but everything in life is a calculated risk, right? What’s the worst that could happen?”
The EQC is equipped with the latest generation of a lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery serving as the energy source for both electric motors. The battery consists of 384 cells and is located in the vehicle floor, between the two axles. The battery system is modular in design, consisting of two modules with 48 cells each and four with 72 cells each. The powerful high-voltage battery has a maximum voltage of 408 V and a nominal capacity of 210 Ah, for an energy content of 80 kWh (according to NEDC).
The integral overall cooling concept of the EQC, consisting of a heat pump function and two electric PTC heater boosters, not only includes the power electronics, the electric motor and the rotor, but also the battery. The entire battery system is liquid-cooled. At low temperatures a battery heater ensures outstanding performance and efficiency (see Climate control section).
The battery is an integral part of the crash concept for the vehicle as a whole. Its low, central location also has a positive effect on the handling characteristics of the EQC (see Safety section).
The battery is produced in Germany, by the wholly-owned Daimler subsidiary Deutsche Accumotive in Kamenz/Saxony (see Production section).
As for all other high-voltage batteries, Mercedes-Benz issues a battery certificate as a commitment to the battery performance.
Whether at home via a wallbox, while shopping, at work or ultra-fast on the motorway: there are various ways to supply electric vehicles with power. Intelligently networked charging solutions focussed on the mobility needs and convenience of customers are an integral part of the new product and technology brand EQ.
As standard the EQC is equipped with a water-cooled onboard charger (OBC) with a capacity of 7.4 kW, making it suitable for AC charging at home or at public charging stations. The charging time required for a full charge depends on the available infrastructure and the country-specific vehicle equipment. Charging at a Mercedes-Benz Wallbox is much faster than at a domestic power socket (see section “The intelligent services for the EQC).
It is faster still with DC charging – which is standard for the EQC – for example via CCS (Combined Charging Systems) in Europe and the USA, CHAdeMO in Japan or GB/T in China. This usually public quick-charging system expands the existing technical standard for AC charging of electric vehicles with the capacity for DC fast charging. Depending on the SoC (status of charge), the EQC can be charged with a maximum output of up to 110 kW at an appropriate charging station. In around 40 minutes, the battery can be charged from 10 – 80 percent SoC (provisional data).
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If you’re looking to run general household appliances while you’re out camping or at a remote site, the Ridge Ryder pure sine wave inverter range has been designed to efficiently and reliably power a wide range of 240-volt appliances from a 12-volt automotive power source.
The Ridge Ryder inverter range features a 600W and 1000W models with pure sine wave technology for sensitive electronics. You’ll be able to connect and operate a variety of 240-volt products such as small power tools, kitchen appliances, laptop chargers, TVs and much more. There are even dual USB ports for charging and running devices, such as phones and tablets.
The inverter features a comprehensive display and controller unit that can be left mounted to the device, or removed and extended with the included cable. This will allow you to mount the inverter anywhere in your vehicle while you monitor and control it from your dash.
Once you have the inverter connected, move the red power switch to the ON position. When you are sure that any appliances you wish to use are suitably sized for the capacity of the inverter, connect them and press the power switch on the LED remote. It’s as simple as that.
These Ridge Ryder inverters also feature low voltage, thermal and overload protection that automatically shuts down and restarts, so no damages come to your inverter, battery or appliances.
It’s important to remember that the inverter is drawing power from your vehicle’s battery, it’s important to monitor your battery levels during use, or ideally connect to a secondary battery if you have one installed.
If you need a compact and quiet power inverter for the campsite – then a Ridge Ryder pure sine inverter is a great choice for any four-wheel drive or camper.
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