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Cuts costs & reduces CO2

15 October 2013

Austrian battery charging system specialist, Fronius, has developed a generation of battery charging systems for traction batteries to address resource-efficiency and cost-effectiveness. In addition to a longer battery service life, a key feature of the new Ri charging process is its energy efficiency.

The new process can achieve charging efficiency levels of 90%. Combining this with device efficiency, which the company says it has increased to 93%, results in a total efficiency value of 84%.

In addition, the new systems have other features that supplement those already present in the company's 'Selectiva' range: The largest variant (80V with 180A) now weighs just 30 instead of 40kg and is smaller in size.

The ventilation system has also been reworked to reduce contamination inside the battery charging system even further.

 
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