BorgWarner unveils innovative Onboard Battery Charger
BorgWarner unveils Onboard Battery Charger for plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles that uses pioneering silicon carbide technology.
The OBC could be installed in hybrid or electric vehicles to convert alternating current from the power grid to direct current for charging batteries. This technology accepts an extended range of AC inputs including 7.4, 11 and 22 kW power ratings with DC-to-DC converter rating integration from 2.3 to 3.6 kW as an option.
Most importantly, it is compatible with all battery chemistries and voltages of 400, 650 and 800 Volts.
The OBC with a rated charging power of 7.4 kW can also be used for charging powers of 1.8, 3.3 and 6.6 kW and uses a single-phase supply from the power grid. The OBC with a rated charging power of 11 kW is more efficient with its three-phase grid supply and fast charging strategy, while the onboard charger rated at 22 kW is even more efficient with its three-phase supply and therefore much faster charging.
BorgWarner OBCs are designed to meet the standards for use in many countries and regions including the US, the EU, Japan, and China.