Delta-Q Technologies introduces IC Series industrial battery chargers

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Delta-Q Technologies has announced the introduction of two new IC Series battery charging solutions for use in electric lift trucks, burden carriers and stock chasers. The new IC900 and IC1200 Industrial Battery Chargers join the company’s IC650 Charger to form a common charging platform for use across manufacturers’ product lines. 

IC Series chargers are designed for high reliability to withstand difficult warehouse environments faced by electric lift trucks, including pallet jacks (‘walkies’), ride-on pallet jacks, and automated guided vehicles (AGVs). IC Series chargers provide the flexibility to charge either lead acid (wet/flooded, sealed AGM or gel) or lithium-ion batteries. The three models in the IC Series lineup provide 650, 900 and 1200W of DC output power, respectively, and all are available in 24V, 36V and 48V models.

Delta-Q is now accepting IC900 and IC1200 sample requests for delivery in December 2015, with full commercial production beginning in March 2016. Specifications for the chargers are available at Delta-Q.com. 

“The IC650 has seen tremendous adoption in the electric lift truck and materials handling machine markets because of its high reliability, superior uptime and effectiveness in charging lead acid or lithium batteries,” said Trent Punnett, vice president, product management and marketing at Delta-Q.

“IC Series chargers allow customization that differentiates a manufacturer’s machines and makes them easier to maintain, and our onboard capability provides the convenience of plugging the machine into the nearest outlet.” 

IC Series chargers are validated for a long service life in challenging onboard applications and provide superior machine uptime. Their IP66-rated ingress protection seals out dirt and fluids, while mechanical design and component selection help resist factors such as vibration, shock and temperature extremes.

All Delta-Q chargers are made in a world-class facility for high reliability solutions with very low defect rates. 

Delta-Q products provide “charge quality” for lithium-ion and lead acid batteries using charge profiles developed in Delta-Q’s battery lab. These high-performance profiles balance battery life, longevity and charge-time requirements. Delta-Q has commercialized more than 50 charge profiles, ensuring that users experience better runtime and flexibility for different battery chemistries. 

Optional CANbus communication enables a link between the charger and other components, providing for safe lithium-ion battery charging, and machine diagnostics and servicing information. IC Series chargers store charge cycle data which is accessible using their built-in USB host port. Through the host port, software updates and new charge profiles can be installed using a pre-programmed USB flash drive. 

All IC Series chargers have a wide AC input range and are usable on any single-phase electrical grid worldwide. The IC650 holds broad regulatory approvals and identical approvals are intended for the IC900 and IC1200.

November 6, 2015

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