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A good charger is crucial to electric vehicle performance. Early crude chargers simply slugged voltage into the batteries until the charger was turned off. This caused the batteries to gas heavily toward the end of the charge, and it shortened battery life. Later chargers used timers to taper the charge down and shut off. These were better, but still did not fully synchronize with the needs of the batteries. Modern chargers can sense the level of charge in the battery pack, and taper the charging current accordingly. The final, low-current part of the charge cycle serves to equalize the charge in all the batteries.

For low voltage conversions (up to 144 V), 110VAC input is acceptable. For higher voltage systems (up to 336 V), the 220VAC is needed. The chargers below are compact state-of-the-art high frequency, high efficiency industrial units, and offer a range of options.

ElCon 110VAC/220VAC HF/PFC Chargers
Zivan 110VAC & 220VAC Chargers

ElCon 110VAC/220VAC HF/PFC Chargers

HF PFC 1500W Charger
Bottom Mount Option
HF PFC 1500W Charger
Rear Mount Option

The HF/PFC 1500W charger is the newest development in battery charging technology, using an advanced high frequency switching design. It offers the flexibility of 110VAC or 220VAC input in the same affordable, compact unit. It has a fully enclosed aluminum case, with large cooling fins.

Features

Specifications

Physical
Length Width Height Weight
13.86" 6.89" 5.47" 14.33 lbs.
Operating
Input
Voltage
Pack
Voltage
Input
Current
Output
Current
(Max.)
Maximum
Capacity
115V AC -
230V AC
45-65 hz
96-144V DC 12.5A rms
6.5A rms
8-12A DC 1500 Watts

Zivan Chargers

Zivan NG1 Charger
Zivan NG1 Charger
Zivan NG3 Charger
Zivan NG3 Charger
Zivan NG5 Charger
Zivan NG5 Charger

The Zivan Battery Charger has an aluminum base and ABS cover, and internal cooling fans. It can be configured by the distributor for any one of many battery charging profiles. Pack voltage and battery model must be specified when ordering. No user adjustment is necessary. It comes in either 110VAC or 220VAC input and various DC outputs, depending on model.

Features

Specifications

Physical (With Mounting Flange)
Model Length Width Height Weight
NG1 11 7/8" 6 3/8" 3 1/8" 5 lbs.
NG3 16 3/4" 8 1/2" 3 1/2" 15 lbs.
NG5 20 1/2" 10 1/4" 4" 25 lbs.
Operating
Model Input
Voltage
Pack
Voltage
Input
Current
Output
Current
Maximum
Capacity
NG1 115V AC
50-60 Hz
96V DC 12A rms 9A DC 900W
NG3 115V AC
50-60 Hz
96-144V DC 18A rms 11-16A DC 1500W
230V AC
50-60 Hz
96-288V DC 14A rms 8-26A DC 2800W
NG5 230V AC
50-60 Hz
96-240V DC 30A rms 18-50A DC 4800W

Returns accepted for warranty issues ONLY, for replacement. No cash refunds.
For ordering and warranty information, see the Order Info page.

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