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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
ECOtality, Inc. (Nasdaq:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced today the launch of the fastest opportunity charger ever built for the material handling industry, the Minit-Charger 12.
Not only is the Minit-Charger 12 the most versatile and adaptable opportunity charger available for this category, but it is also the most feature-rich. Interactive, real-time charge controls ensure a proper charge, while maintaining optimal battery health by avoiding overcharging and extending the useful life of batteries by up to 40%. Additionally, the patented Minit-Charger algorithm delivers the fastest charge in the industry, while reducing the need for multiple spare batteries—potentially saving thousands of dollars a year.
"The Minit-Charger 12 is the future of Opportunity Charging," said Murray Jones, COO of ECOtality, Inc. "We listened to the needs of our customers and market requirements, and developed a product that delivers not only a fast and efficient charge, but is stacked with features that will save time, money and extend battery life."
The Unique features of the Minit-Charger 12 include:
Patented algorithms allowing the highest sustained charge rate in the industry at 250 DC Amps
Universal model works with all batteries, all battery capacities and voltages from 24-80 volts
Sequencing option reduces AC circuit requirements by 50% and creates the potential for a significant reduction in peak kW demand
Automatically de-stratifies battery during charge to ensure longer life
Equalizes on demand or based on user schedule
Compatible with new BIM battery module and current BDC battery module
Capable of recharging sealed and flooded batteries
"The Minit-Charger 12 raises the industry bar," continued Jones. "Bringing the advanced technology of our high-end fast chargers to the opportunity charging market is yet another innovation from Minit-Charger in an industry we pioneered over 15 years ago."