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New Products * Charging Systems GTS Introduces a Universal Charging Solution for Motorola Radios Global Technology Systems, Inc. (GTS) has release its newest two-way radio charging solution for the public safety/municipal market. The ruggedized single and six-bay chargers are engineered to provide users with a unique all-in-one solution for their entire fleet of Motorola radios. Unlike most chargers, the GTS APX chargers can charge mixed devices simultaneously, removing the need for multiple charging units. "In the past, when upgrading radio models, users have been forced to purchase costly charger upgrades. This solution saves money without sacrificing quality or performance", said Scott Benezra, vice president of North American Sales at GTS, "This is yet another example of our company's dedication to solving the mobile power challenges our customers face." Without the need for adapter cups, they utilize multiple contact points to accommodate batteries or radios of different shapes and sizes. The multi-chemistry chargers support NiCd, NiMh, Li-Ion and Li-Poly chemistries. Furthermore, the chargers feature an internally mounted power supply, which reduces the unit's footprint.The universal chargers are a new addition to GTS' product line of high-performance mobile power products for two-way radios. ABB Launches Cost-Effective 20kW DC Fast Charger For the Americas ABB has launched the Terra SmartConnect (SC), a product that will improve the business case for installing electric-vehicle (EV) fast chargers throughout North America. Initial shipments will support the CHAdeMO fast-charging standard, with SAE / Combined Charging System units available later this year. The Terra SC is a cost-effective direct-current (DC) charger specifically designed for convenient fast charging in commercial and office areas. It fully charges an electric car in 30 to 120 minutes, while the driver attends a business meeting, goes to the movies or enjoys a meal. The Terra SC is also ideal for people who want to keep driving but don't necessarily need a full charge: it can charge the battery of currently available EVs from 30 percent to 80 percent in less than half an hour. More applications include workplaces, fleet operators, parking operators, rental companies, car dealerships, shopping malls and the EV infrastructure service providers who serve those applications. Despite its focus on cost minimization, the Terra SC will 20 Battery Power * November/December 2013 be fully UL-listed, and comes standard with an outdoor-rated steel housing, a full-color, eight inch, intuitive touch-screen user interface and all the smart connectivity features that ABB's Terra chargers are known for. It is easy to install at almost any location due to its ultra-thin design and simple floor and wall-mount connections; these features also create maximum space efficiency. The Terra SC is a web-connected charger that includes a full range of connectivity features, including remote assistance, management and servicing, with smart software upgradeability. Its key optional features include RFiD and PIN code authorization, as well as a web-based statistics module with data per user to support energy usage reporting. ABB's connectivity suite supports all existing and future connection standards within the same network, and immediate "plug-and-play" functionality using the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP). The Terra SC perfectly complements ABB's existing portfolio of fast-charging solutions. ABB's en-route fast charger, the Terra 51, is used mainly in applications which require the fastest charge possible, offering a 15 to 30 minute "charge and go" service. The EV Charging Station by Poulsen Hybrid Poulsen Hybrid LLC has introduced its unique, patented Poulsen Power Level 2 EV Charging Station. Unlike competing brands, the Poulsen Power Charging Station eliminates the time and expense of running a dedicated 220 V/240 V line from a building's power panel to the charging location. With level 2 charging, most plug-in vehicles need five to 10 hours for a full charge of the batteries. In comparison, a 120 V Level 1 charging requires twice the time or 10 to 20 hours for a full charge. Poulsen Power Level 2 charging is accomplished by converting a 120 V circuit serving the garage area into a 240 V circuit. The conversion is done by replacing the single throw circuit breaker in the building's power panel with a double throw breaker that provides the 220 V/240 V line to the garage area using existing wiring. A built-in 1,500 watt stepdown transformer in the Poulsen Power charging station utilizes the same wiring to power existing 120 V outlets, garage door openers and lighting. The savings are significant for detached garages or other remote structures where the charging station is installed as there is no need to excavate and replace already existing underground wiring from the main building to the location. The Poulsen Power EV charging station is manufactured in Shelton, CT and designed for all brands of electric plug-in vehicles accepting the industry standard connector SAE J1772 including GM Volt, Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius Plug-In.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Battery Power - November/December 2013

Solid-State Battery Developed at CU-Boulder Could Double the Range of Electric Cars
GS Yuasa Batteries Help Power Orbital Science’s Cygnus Spacecraft on Mission to ISS
Li-Ion Battery Technology Delivers High Power for Data Center UPS Installations
Battery Demands for Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Understanding When and Why You Need UPS Battery Replacement
Charging Forward: A Resurgence of the EV Movement and the Role Charging Infrastructure Plays in Continuing the Momentum
Charging Systems
Testing & Monitoring
ICs & Semiconductors
Industry News

Battery Power - November/December 2013