26 Dec '11, 2pm

Eltek to supply on-board chargers for Volvo Car Corporation plug-in hybrid program

Eltek to supply on-board chargers for Volvo Car Corporation plug-in hybrid program 26 December 2011 Norway-based Eltek has signed an agreement with Volvo Car Corporation regarding deliveries of on-board chargers for a hybrid electrical vehicle program. Under the agreement, Eltek will supply complete water-cooled on-board chargers with volume production starting in 2012. The Eltek EV Powercharger 3000 is designed for maximal utilization of a 16A wall socket. It provides an output power in excess of 3 kW with a very high efficiency up to 96%. The charger is designed in a compact box measuring 50x280x120mm; with an output of 3 kW, this represents 30W/in3 or 1800W/liter. The high efficiency gives little excess heat which again reduces cooling requirements. All major heat generating components are mounted against a solid aluminum outer wall. This is intended to be mounted again...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/12/eltek-20111226.html

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