Delta-Q expands battery charger range

The RQ700 from Delta-Q The RQ700-1 is the second battery charging model in the RQ Series. (PHOTO: Delta-Q)

Delta-Q Technologies has expanded its range of RQ Series battery chargers, adding a 700W high performance model to its offering.

The new RQ700 is designed for light, battery-powered industrial and commercial equipment, such as aerial platforms, electric vehicles, outdoor power equipment and industrial pallet trucks.

Available in 24, 36 and 48 VDC versions, the RQ700 is described as a compact, fully sealed unit that features a 12 VDC, 400mA auxiliary power supply that operates system components.

According to Canada-based Delta-Q, this auxiliary power supply means that the charger can ‘wake up’ the battery management system after it has been powered download and power telematics systems, to ensure the battery is operational.

Lloyd Gomm, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Delta-Q Technologies, said, “We designed the RQ700 to meet the evolving requirements of our OEM customers’ applications and growing production volumes.

“The RQ700’s simplicity, compact size and ease of on-board integration is a game-changer for high-volume OEMs seeking a cost-effective charging solution.”

Other key features of the RQ700, which was recently showcased alongside the company’s XV3300 charging system at the APEX show in The Netherlands, are a user-friendly design that includes installation cables and an onboard microprocessor that supports the use of service and diagnostic tools and ensures “precise charging even at a low state of charge”.

The charger - the sister model to the RQ350 battery charging system - has three built-in LED lights that indicate charging status, errors, and faults, and a push button to select charge algorithms in the field or on customers’ production lines.

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