Delta-Q Technologies has launched a Vehicle Charge Interface Module (VCIM) for electric vehicle AC charging stations or Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSEs).
The VCIM hardware module works with Delta-Q’s recently released Stackable Charging System to include compatibility with standard EVSEs. The module assists with negotiating the EVSE AC current limits and communicating its electrical information to the “master” charger of the Stackable Charging System. The VCIM supports the European EN 61851-1 mode 2 and 3; and North American SAE J1772 AC Level 1 and 2.
“Our new VCIM product will open doors for our customers and prospects,” said Lloyd Gomm, vice president of business development at Delta-Q in Vancouver, Canada. “OEMs will now have an option to design systems that can utilize the growing public charging infrastructure with their end products, giving users more freedom and flexibility to charge anywhere.”
The VCIM module communicates with the Stackable Charging System over CAN bus to fill the need of for higher power onboard charging solutions that are modular, scalable and can be distributed across the vehicle or equipment. This system uses proprietary software to link two to six Delta-Q chargers together to create a charging system up to 7.5 kW.
Delta-Q's existing CAN bus communication for battery management systems support the CANopen and SAE J1939 protocols, and the software team has also built more than 200 custom algorithms to improve the run time and flexibility for different lithium and lead acid battery chemistries.