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portable DC chargers

Post by Peter C in Canberra » Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 07:28

Are these or similar available in Au? At a price that is not prohibitive? https://www.designwerk.com/en/fast-chargers/
22kW from the relatively common three phase, 32A outlets into the DC input would bypass the limitations of on-board AC chargers for people travelling away from the big cities and routes with installed DC charging. This example looks to be compact and light enough to be part of a practical kit for people heading 'outback'.
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Post by coulomb » Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 09:33

Peter C in Canberra wrote:
Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 07:28
Are these or similar available in Au? At a price that is not prohibitive?
I think you'll find that a 22 kW unit is a bit too bulky and pricey for most. To give you an idea, here is a 24 kW wall DC charger available in Australia:

https://evse.com.au/product/24kw-dc-wal ... d-charger/


However, the Setec 10 kW unit is used by several intrepid outback EV drivers:

http://www.setec-power.com/index.php?m= ... id=13&id=5

There is also a CHAdeMO version (just with a different output cable and firmware perhaps) as well. I can't quickly find the price, but I think it's around US$3000, and you have to import it direct via AliExpress or similar. I also can't remember if you can get Australian 3-phase connectors direct (I think you can), or if you have to get it chopped and rewired. Here is a US supplier, but they possibly won't have Australian connectors available.

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Post by Peter C in Canberra » Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 14:33

Thanks. This 20kW Setec unit came up in an internet search, though not linked that I could see on the Setec site. It looks OK, not too bulky or heavy (40kg). I am thinking this might be left in the car all the time on an outback trip if adequately ventilated, not lifted out every time one wants to charge. Rewiring for an Australian plug should not be difficult.
http://www.setec-power.com/index.php?m= ... d=13&id=13
It is not obvious to me what the price really is but it seems to be in quite a few thousand dollars but not 10s of thousands. Perhaps worthwhile for an extended outback trip.
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Post by reecho » Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 17:06

Peter C in Canberra wrote:
Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 07:28
Are these or similar available in Au? At a price that is not prohibitive? https://www.designwerk.com/en/fast-chargers
Ah...yeah....prohibitive...

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1W9vfX ... YF1g9OpVci

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Post by brendon_m » Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 19:17

Oof. Pretty good markup on some of those accessories.
290€ for a set of caster wheels for example

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