JCB’s fast-charge mini excavator

A key feature of JCB’s latest all-electric mini excavator model is its fast charging capability.
Maintenance / May 6, 2020
Fast charging is claimed for JCB’s all-electric mini excavator
Fast charging is claimed for JCB’s all-electric mini excavator

The JCB 19C-1E is powered by four lithium-ion batteries, providing 20kWh of energy storage. The firm claims that this is sufficient for a full working shift for the majority of mini excavator customers on a single charge. And recharging takes just two and a half hours with the fast charge option, by using a 415V, three phase supply from the grid and converting this from AC to DC.

The 19C-1E is said to be a powerful and compact model, with zero exhaust emissions and low working noise. The batteries have been designed to last the operating life of the machine. Using a 48V electrical system, an efficient electric motor powers the proven Bosch Rexroth, load-sensing hydraulic system.

 

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