New Bi-Directional Liquid-Cooled EV/HEV Battery Charger from Bel Power Solutions


Bel Power Solutions (a Bel group company) announces the BCL25-700-8, a 22/25 KW bi-directional liquid-cooled on-board inverter battery charger with export functionalities for hybrid (HEV) or full electric vehicles (EV), as well as medium and heavy-duty on- and off-highway vehicles. The BCL25-700-8 is parallelable up to 4 units in charge mode, with typical efficiency up to 94%.

With the BCL25-700-8, it is possible to connect this inverter charger directly to an EVSE charging station or for connection directly to the public grid (Single-Phase: 190 – 264 Vac or Three-Phase 330 – 528 Vac) to charge HV batteries. The output voltage covers a wide variety of HV batteries in the range from 240 Vdc to 800 Vdc with constant output current of 60 A.

When not running from the engine, but running from the HV batteries, it is able to export up to 22/25 KW (400Vac/50Hz or 480Vac/60Hz) to power all three-phase AC equipment. Additional highlights include active HVDC interlock monitoring, with over-temperature, output over-voltage and over-current protections, and an operating coolant temperature of -40°C to +60°C at full power. It provides up to 50% power at +75°C and operating ambient temperature +80°C.

The BCL25-700-8 meets international standards such as

  • IEC 61851-21-1 (EMC requirements)
  • e-Mark certification (ECE R10.6)
  • SAE J1455 (environmental)
  • IP67 and IP6K9K (protection)
  • SAE J1939 CAN bus interface for control and monitoring (supporting the connection with the EVSE with connector Type 1 and Type 2), IEC 62196 standard
  • Communication with the EVSE according to IEC61851-1 Mode 2 and Mode 3 standards 

The BCL25-700-8 including the connector kit (Part No. BCL25-700-CON-KIT) will be available from Digi-Key.

Contact Frank Vondenhoff at +31 (0)6 2221 9505 or via email for samples.

For more detailed product information, download the BCL25-700-8 Series datasheet.