Dragonfly Energy
Dragonfly Energy unveils new charging solutions with Wakespeed product line

Dragonfly Energy unveils new charging solutions with Wakespeed product line

June 24, 2024
With the Wakespeed 500 Pro Bluetooth alternator regulator and 48V/12V bi-directional DC-DC converter, faster charging speeds and increased efficiency are possible.

Dragonfly Energy recently expanded its Wakespeed product line with the addition of the Wakespeed 500 Pro Bluetooth alternator regulator and the Wakespeed 48V/12V bi-directional DC-DC converter (WS48-12x). These new products are designed to enable truck drivers to maximize their on-board power and optimize charging efficiency.

Paired with the Wakespeed mobile app, WS500 Pro users can now wirelessly configure, update, and monitor their alternator charging from their smartphones. The newly integrated technology and app, available for both iPhone and Android, opens the door to future features.

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The WS48-12x simplifies installation and streamlines power distribution within mobile applications utilizing both 12v and 48v DC systems. This bi-directional intelligent DC-DC converter manages power between 12v and 48v, sending power from where it is available to where it is needed while respecting the needs and capabilities of both the 12v and 48v systems. Designed to work in combination with the WS500 and WS500 Pro, with or without a high output 48v alternator, this converter unlocks full charging potential while simplifying system installation. This device converts power bi-directionally from 48 to 12 volts, allowing OEMs and system integrators to manage alternator energy efficiently to ensure optimal performance and reliability.

“Everyone agrees that platforms are going to 48v,” said Wade Seaburg, chief revenue officer of Dragonfly Energy. “These products allow heavy-duty trucks to leverage existing alternators to charge 48v battery systems faster while still maintaining a reliable and efficient power supply.”

The Wakespeed product line is designed to work with Dragonfly Energy's Battle Born batteries. 

Shipments of the WS500 Pro are expected to begin in late summer 2024. The WS48-12x is currently available for purchase and shipping.

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