A 22 kW On-Board Electric Car Charging System
Watching electric cars, EV and plug-in hybrid, PHEV cars slowly come onto the market is exciting. A new technology is quickly replaced with a better, faster one, with more range soon after. So if your 3.3 kW charger has left you feeling ho hum, the new 6.6 kW that comes with newer EVs should spice up things a bit. How about a 22 kW?
The aspect of cutting down your charging time is almost half is alluring. 3.3 kW onboard chargers were the de facto chargers used for the first wave of mass produced electric cars and the second generation will use something better and faster. The newer electric cars hitting the road today have 6.6. kW chargers on board, making the 3.3 ones quaint and outdated.
Faster Chargers, What Does It Mean? The difference between a 3.3. kW and a 6.6 is like using an old fashion skinny gasoline pump instead of a modern fatter hose. Electricity functions much the same way as liquids. The less resistance a conductor has, the fast electrons can flow through it. But when it comes to battery technology, the problem is sustaining longevity by charging at a slow rate and tipping off the pack. Fast charging might be fun, but it takes its toll on battery packs.