Dragonfly Energy Unveils New Wakespeed DC-DC Alternator Chargers

Dragonfly Energy, an industry leader in energy storage, just announced the expansion of its Wakespeed product line with two innovative additions: the Wakespeed 500 Pro Bluetooth Alternator Regulator (WS500 Pro) and the Wakespeed 48 Volt/12 Volt Bi-Directional DC-DC Converter (WS48-12x). These new products empower truck camper owners to optimize their mobile power systems, unlocking faster charging speeds, increased efficiency, and seamless integration with numerous battery systems, including the Company’s Battle Born Batteries brand of products.

The Wakespeed WS500 Pro builds upon the success of the popular WS500, introducing Bluetooth connectivity for improved convenience. Paired with the Wakespeed mobile app, users can now wirelessly configure, update, and monitor their alternator charging directly from their smartphones. This newly integrated communication technology and intuitive app, available for both iPhone and Android, unlocks the potential for future features, ensuring the Wakespeed 500 Pro remains at the forefront of power management innovation.

The Wakespeed WS48-12x simplifies installation and streamlines power distribution within mobile applications utilizing both 12 volt and 48 volt DC systems. This truly bi-directional intelligent DC-DC Converter manages power between 12 volts and 48 volts, sending power from where it is available to where it is needed while respecting the needs and capabilities of both the 12 volt and 48 volt systems.  Whether using the existing chassis alternator to charge the 48 volt battery or supporting legacy 12 volt loads from the 48 volt battery, the WS48-12x offers a high level of efficiency. Designed to work exclusively in combination with the WS500 and WS500 Pro, with or without a high output 48 volt alternator, this powerful converter unlocks full charging potential while greatly simplifying system installation. By seamlessly converting power bidirectionally from 48 to 12 volts, this innovative device empower original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) and system integrators to manage energy sourced from alternators efficiently, ensuring optimal performance and reliability across diverse applications.

“The demand for larger and higher voltage battery banks in mobile applications continues to grow. However, physical space constraints often limit such expansion. We believe our new Wakespeed products address this challenge by enabling significantly faster alternator charging while maintaining safety and reliability, effectively extending the capabilities of existing battery systems,” said Wade Seaburg, chief revenue officer of Dragonfly Energy. “This represents a significant leap forward in mobile power management, with the potential to transform how we design and build energy systems for these applications.”

The Wakespeed product line caters to the growing demand for increased power capacity in mobile applications, particularly within the truck camper, van-life, RV, and marine industries. These innovative solutions integrate seamlessly with Dragonfly Energy’s industry-leading Battle Born Batteries, while maintaining compatibility with an additional wide range of thoroughly bench-tested, lead-acid and lithium batteries. Wakespeed products are a trusted choice across various industries, with a strong presence in marine, overland, and commercial applications, particularly for OEMs, further solidifying Dragonfly Energy’s commitment to diverse power management solutions.

“The evolution of these products simplifies systems significantly as we see an increase in mixed 12 volt and 48 volt deployments,” Al Thomason, senior application engineer at Dragonfly Energy and one of the founders of Wakespeed, said. “We believe Wakespeed’s proven track record for quality and innovation continues with these new products, which offer a way to include the benefits of 48 volt designs in a simple and easy-to-install architecture.”

The WS500 Pro will be available soon, with shipments expected to begin in late summer 2024. The WS48-12x is currently available for purchase and shipping.

Customers can get a first look at these new products installed inside Boho Camper Vans Show Vehicle at the Battle Born Batteries booth #A91 during the 2024 Overland Expo Pacific Northwest, June 28-30, in Redmond, Oregon.

For more information about Dragonfly Energy, visit www.DragonflyEnergy.com. To learn more about the Company’s Wakespeed brand of products, visit www.Wakespeed.com.

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Mello Mike is an Arizona native, author, and the founder of Truck Camper Adventure. He's been RV'ing since 2002, is a certified RVIA Level 1 RV Technician, and has restored several Airstream travel trailers. A communications expert and licensed ham radio operator (KK7TCA), he retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004 as a CWO3 after 24 years, holds a BS degree, and now runs Truck Camper Adventure full-time. He also does some RV consulting, repairs, and inspections on the side. He currently rolls in a 4WD Ram 3500 outfitted with a SherpTek truck bed with a Bundutec Roadrunner mounted on top.

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