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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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Web article about Chameleon Charger

Doesn't cover much new. It does explain why the Chameleon charger is better.

Worth reading...

http://www.plugincars.com/fast-charg...rs-125421.html


I'm off to search for Renault's Patent and any technical documents. Too bad I can't read French.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 02:31 PM
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RE: Web article about Chameleon Charger

> Too bad I can't read French

Google Translate is very good for websites and PDFs.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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RE: Web article about Chameleon Charger

I found a US patent for the Chameleon Charger.

http://www.google.com/patents/US2012...ed=0CEAQ6AEwBA


In short, what they've done is built a charger that takes advantage of the parts in the inverter and motor. The inverter and the motor stator coil are the charger.

As mentioned in the article, it has been attempted before, but Renault's design is better. Well done Renault.
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RE: Web article about Chameleon Charger

Good find! I might be tempted to make a post about it, if I can decode it.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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RE: Web article about Chameleon Charger

Renault S.A.S. has several recent E.V. patents. Some of the others likely cover aspects of the Zoe.

I haven't had time to read the others.
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