Pulse QC 50 is the Quick Charger That Can Quick Charge Every Electric Vehicle

NOV 29 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 8

QC 50

QC 50

Yes, we can now say every vehicle without the required *.

When Tesla Motors made it known that the Model S to CHAdeMO adapter was coming, the * usually required here disappears.(* still excludes Chinese-made plug ins, but those don’t matter much to us.)

The Pulse QC 50 is a multi-standard quick charger that supports CHAdeMO, CCS and Fast AC.  This basically means that for any quick charge-capable plug-in vehicle on the market today, the Pulse QC 50 can be equipped to charge it.

LAFON Technologies and its partner IES Synergy unveiled the Pulse QC 50 at the recent eCarTec trade fair in Munich, Germany.

The Pulse QC 50 joins an expanding number of multi-standard quick charger that seem to be slowly becoming the norm these days.

Additional details on the Pulse QC 50 can be found within the graphics featured on this page.

QC 50 Details

QC 50 Details

 

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8 Comments on "Pulse QC 50 is the Quick Charger That Can Quick Charge Every Electric Vehicle"

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Koz
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Koz

In the past there have been a lot of debates regarding the viability of a business case for charging. Can a company make money just from selling electricity for charging and access to chargers. IMO, it’s only made sense at destination locations. With >100 mile EV’s and 150 m/hr charging, it makes starts to make sense in other applications if located properly (rest stops, near highwayside restaurants, etc). I guess you could call them quasi destination locations. Perhaps CHADEMO alone can work but I think they should seriously consider partnering with Tesla to add their standard. Seems like a win, win to me.

GeorgeS
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GeorgeS

Sounds like a really expensive charger.
What vehicles came with quick charge AC???

Cavaron
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Cavaron

Renault Zoe with the full 43kwh, Smart ED with 22kwh as an option and I guess Tesla, which can at least take 11kwh ac – maybe even 22 or 43 too, but I’m not sure about that. Talking about the europe versions of course, don’t know about the US.

mustang_sallad
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mustang_sallad

you mean 43kW and 22kW, not kWh. kWh means energy (battery capacity), kW means power (rate of filling or emptying that battery).

Foo
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Foo

I find a lot of laypeople get really confused about the difference between kilowatts and kilowatt-hours. When I try to explain that one only measures energy “level” or the other measures “actual” energy, I think they just hear, “blah blah energy blah blah blah energy blah”.

They also can’t seem to wrap their heads around a kilowatt-hour having nothing to with an actual hour of time elapsing. “So that means you can drive for an hour?” — uh, no, let me try explaining again. “So it takes an hour to charge?” — uh….

I attribute it to the dismal state of science education in the United States.

JK
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JK

Here in Korea. With so much time put in studying, damn difficult for me, those EV terms…
I think one of the reasons is that, our mindset is so petroleum powered, and conventional carmakers do not even try to introduce a new set for EVs.
I wish Tesla or any other progressive EV maker presents a wiki or, at least a video clip or something to improve public familiarity.
Being able to read EV specs at least would definitely help people consider buying one.

Cavaron
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Cavaron

Yes, sure. I know the difference and normaly I wonder how people can mix it up. Guess it was late in my time zome 😉

Bill Howland
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I can now charge my Chevy volt at 400 volts at 80 amps? Man, who writes these articles….. I seem to remember Chevy sells one or 2 EV’s per year so this is rather like:

Our connector is STANDARD, *** Except for cars that need J1772.