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