PERFORMANCE OF THE LESTER BATTERY CHARGER IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Tests were performed on an improved battery charger manufactured by Lester Electrical of Nebraska, Inc. This charger was installed in a South Coast Technology Rabbit No. 4, which was equipped with lead-acid batteries produced by ESB Company. The primary purpose of the testing was to develop test methodologies for battery charger evaluation. To this end tests were developed to charactierize the charger in terms of its charge algorithm and to assess the effects of battery initial state of charge and temperature on charger and battery efficiency. Tests showed this charger to be a considerable improvement in the state of the art for electric vehicle chargers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
    Pasadena, CA  United States  91103
  • Authors:
    • Vivian, H C
    • Bryant, J A
  • Publication Date: 1984-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390048
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOE/CS/S4209-13
  • Contract Numbers: AI01-78CS54209
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM