Battery Charger aids vehicle warm-up in extreme cold weather.
March 24, 2010 -
Permanently installed on vehicle and activated when ambient temperature drops below 0ºC, 1,000 W BCP 1K-27CB Series accepts 115 Vac nominal input and delivers 27.5 Vdc at 36 A for float charging 24 Vdc battery. It provides sufficient power to keep essential on-board equipment and heater fans operational during vehicle warm-up period. Weighing only 10 lb, unit is enclosed in 5.5 x 6.5 x 14 in. housing and meets SAE International J1455 and IEC61373 Cat 1 A&B shock and vibration standards.
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Absopulse Electronics, Ltd.
110 Walgreen Rd.
Carp, ON, K0A1L0
1000W, On-Board Battery Charger for Vehicles in Cold Climates
Absopulse Electronics' BCP 1K-27CB Series rugged industrial quality battery charger was specifically designed to assist vehicle warm-up during extremely cold weather. Typically permanently installed on a vehicle, this charger is activated on days when the ambient temperature drops below 0ºC.
This charger accepts 115Vac nominal input (100V - 132Vac range) and delivers 27.5Vdc at 36A for float charging the 24Vdc battery - custom input and output options are available on request. In addition to maintaining the battery condition, it provides sufficient power to keep essential on-board equipment and heater fans operational during the vehicle warm-up period.
The BCP 1K-27CB operates at full specification over a -40°C to +50°C cold plate temperature range Cooling is by conduction via baseplate to a chassis wall and by additional convection. This charger is fully ruggedized and conformal coated and meets SAE International J1455 and IEC61373 Cat 1 A&B shock and vibration standards as a minimum. The enclosure measures (5.5" x 6.5" x 14") and weighs approximately 10 pounds.
This battery charger is based on field proven technology with a track record in transportation environments including railway, trucking and aviation. The absence of fans, large design headroom, and the use of components with established reliability result in a high MTBF. Protection includes inrush current limiting, over-voltage protection, short circuit protection, and self-resetting thermostat for thermal protection.
The BCP 1K-27CB is priced under CA$1000 at low quantities, depending on options required.
Established in 1982, Absopulse Electronics specializes in the design and manufacture of high-reliability, heavy-duty switch-mode power conversion products for the railway, industrial, military, marine, aeronautic, oil and gas, utility and telecommunications sectors.
The company's product line includes AC-DC power supplies and battery chargers, DC-DC converters, sine-wave inverters, phase and frequency converters, DC-input dimmable back-light inverters for LCD displays, DC-output UPS systems, laboratory power supplies and complete power systems in 19" and 23" racks.
Absopulse provides cost-effective solutions to almost any input, output and mechanical configuration requirement.
ABSOPULSE ELECTRONICS LTD.