CHAPTER 9The Charger and Electrical System

An efficient charger is a very critical part of any electric vehicle.—Seth Leitman

The charger is an attached and inseparable part of every electric vehicle (EV) battery system. Discharging and recharging your batteries are opposite sides of the same coin; you cannot have one without the other. As you learned in Chapter 8, how you recharge your batteries determines both their immediate efficiency and their ultimate longevity. As with motors, controllers, and batteries, technology advancements also have made today’s chargers superior to their counterparts a decade ago.

Because your motor, controller, batteries, and charger are also inseparable from the electrical system that interconnects them, it too ...

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