EVDRIVER wrote:I am quite aware of the pros and cons of PFC chargers and others and plug in hybrid packs don't need high power chargers so the point is mute. Andy implies a CAN based high power charger exists as stated above and I have yet to see such a charger and it would be great if he would post the price, model, specs and where to purchase such a quality product. Andy, would you be kind enough to do so as I would like to order one for a project since I don't intend to purchase any more Brusa products and I would like to avoid making interfaces for my PFC-50 projects.
Something is telling me "the" charger mentioned is not high power and can't match the specs of a PFC-50 at 12kw @ $3300 or the very high price of actually over $17K for a 12kw Brusa with CAN and isolation. Sure, I can source a low-power isolated charger with CAN but what good is that since the point was quick charging all along?
Yes, there are decent electronics products from China but I have yet to see a quality EV charger with high power. Anyone, please correct me on this one. Also, chargers like the BRUSA are sophisticated products with control software and multiple layers of software profiles that suit charging more complex chemistries, these are not easy to copy:) The Brusa could likely exceed the charging needs of the Leaf system in ALL technical respects if you have a pile of cash to burn for four of them, not to mention they would be quite large stacked up. Like most OEM quality EV components worth having, they are extremely costly.
Hang on 'EVDRIVER' - I'm not your tech support staff. If you can't do your own research, or hire someone that will, why should anyone on this forum do it for you?
If I'm going to do your work for you, what's my cut?
Check with Nancy at Hangzhou Tiecheng
. They make chargers from 1500W up thru 400KW. Unlike the green boxes, these are isolated, have input protection, automatic brownout shutdown/restart, and can be connected to the pack and AC supply in any order without destroying the charger. They're weatherproof to IP65 and built for J1378 vibration/shock resistance. Input auto ranges from 85VAC thru 265VAC. In single quantities, their 8KW unit is $1820
; add $73 for the CAN module. They use their chargers as building blocks for their high-power cabinets so they can be racked/stacked as needed. The company will configure the CAN to order. That's 12KW plus CAN for less than $3800.