Lithium battery chargers
Chargetek's lithium charger offering is a rugged, reliable, intelligent and sophisticated 450 watt product family. These chargers can be programmed to operate with lithium-ion (Li-ion) or lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries. Both DC input (DPLC) or an AC input (APLC) options are available. The product family is available in a number of output voltage/current variations with an optional SMBus Level 2 and SMBus Level 3 interface. Models are available for typical 2S, 4S, 8S, 10S and 12S applications, as well as custom configurations for other applications. The APLC and DPLC series have the following differentiating features from products currently on the market today:Universal AC input (APLC)
Extended DC input range (DPLC)
Wide operating temperature range (-20°C to 70°C)
User definable status and control signals
User definable charging algorithms
Optional relay/opto, serial bus and ethernet interface
IEC and CE certification pending
An informative LED display indicates charging conditions, battery and AC status for applications charging batteries that are not equipped with an SMBus. For battery packs with an SMBus, LED indicators indicate similar information including SMBus related parameters. The charger is controlled by an embedded microcontroller that contains software developed by Chargetek, allowing for application specific customization. Simplified fixed voltage/current chargers are also available. The lithium product family is especially suited for high end industrial and military applications.
Chargetek can also produce modified or custom designed battery chargers to your specifications.
New rapid charge technology
Chargetek has introduced true rapid charging which is unmatched in the industry today. Battery recharge times have been reduced by factors of two to three without damage or overheating to the battery. See this section for more information.