Zodiac have started working in emerging technologies like Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage and Solar Water Desalination
- LI batteries
- EV Chargers
- Solar Water Desalination
Lithium batteries are those that have lithium as their anode. During discharge, the charge moves from anode to cathode, and during charging, it moves from cathode to anode. Lithium batteries were first launched in the 1980s and 1990s. The portable electronics market, such as cellular phones and laptop computers, has been fundamentally transformed by these batteries.
Advantages of LI Battery
- Easy to carry
- Maintenance free
- Fast charging
A solar energy charging system converts photovoltaic energy from solar panels into DC electrical energy, which is then fed to the electric vehicle batteries.
The 4 Types Of Home EV Chargers
- Plug-in 10A socket chargers - 1.4kW to 2.2kW (Level 1)
Most electric vehicles come with a basic level 1 charger which can be connected into any standard 10A electrical outlet. Depending on the battery size as well as initial level of charge, these small, portable chargers will take anything between 20 to 36 hours to completely charge a standard EV. Most 10A chargers can charge at a maximum rate of 2.2kW, but most draw between 1.7kW and 2.0kW, providing 10 to 14 kilometres of range per hour, depending on the vehicle.
- Single-phase home EV chargers - 3.3kW to 7.2kW (Level 2)
Level 2 single-phase EV chargers are available in a number of configurations and styles and may be placed on the wall or on a post. Most are rated at 32 Amps, which is 7.4kW of power, and may give a vehicle a range of 40 to 50 kilometres per hour when fully charged. Given that the average individual travels less than 50 kilometres per day, recharging a car should take only one hour or two each day. An average EV may be fully charged in 8 to 10 hours.
- Three-phase home EV chargers - 9.0kW to 22.0kW (Level 2)
Level 2 three-phase home EV chargers usually look like single-phase wall-mounted devices and come in a variety of designs. These nominal powers are typically 32 amps, but because they are three-phase, they can deliver three times as much power as the single-phase version. This is equivalent to about 22kW of charging power. At maximum charge rate, this can give the vehicle a range of 120-150 km / h. The average electric vehicle can be fully charged within 3 hours.
- Combined solar inverter and EV charger - 5.0kW to 7.4kW (Level 2)
The new technology is a combination of a solar inverter and an EV charger that can be charged directly from the solar energy of the roof. Integrating the charger into a solar inverter is a clever solution that eliminates the need for separate EV chargers, additional wiring, and potential electrical upgrades. The only drawback is that the inverter needs to be installed near the garage or vehicle.