Deutronic has developed a new line of charging computers to supply reliable power to the 12V board net for EV or gas-powered vehicles in multiple environments in the North American market. Company executives Zubin Verma and Tobias Wanzke will preview the capabilities of the DBL 1903-14 charger at the AAPEX automotive aftermarket show, October 31-November 2 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas.
At 120 amps, the DBL 1903-14 line is the highest capacity power supply available in the market. A single phase device with touchscreen controls, it is ideal for original equipment production line charging applications, assembly rework areas, and aftermarket dealer service and showroom environments. A unique automatic detection feature for OEM customers determines the connection to both lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries to deliver smart and safe charging to all vehicles. It’s a key feature Verma believes will spark conversations with automotive industry executives.
“We have a history of being a good partner with the leading automotive and commercial vehicle OEMs around the world. With onboard power demands increasing and consumers expressing concerns over battery life, we think the timing is right for this high-power charging device,” said Verma, Deutronic USA’s general manager who is based in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Verma added that battery performance is tracked in J.D. Power Initial Quality and Vehicle Dependability studies, a key customer experience measurement automakers closely follow as they bring new electronics technologies to market. He and Wanzke have arranged meetings with automotive company leaders at AAPEX.
“The DBL 1903-14 line represents the new generation of innovative battery chargers for use in manufacturing facilities and dealer service networks,” added Wanzke, who leads business development efforts for parent company Deutronic in Germany. “It also offers tremendous added value with smart networking and Industry 4.0 qualifications, helping OEMs improve their speed to market with products.”
The versatility of the DBL 1903-14 is an attractive benefit. Other key features include a user-friendly commissioning wizard and choice of 21 languages. Smart and safe charging or supplying output up to 120A is achieved through an automatic selection process between charging and FSV.
Suitable for lead-acid, gel, AGM, fleece and lithium-ion batteries, a clear selection menu is available for various charging programs: Pb, Li, FSV mode, and a PowerUp function with long-term charging for Pb/Li. Precise load detection guarantees the charger is switched on even at the lowest loads, and input ranges from 100-240VAC, with a permanent output current of 120A at 1,900 W.