This is my firs post to these forms. I searched around a bit a could not find an answer to my question, but my apologies if this has already been asked.
I'm currently involved with a team working to convert a 72VDC EV to a series hybrid vehicle. We use a lead acid battery bank and an AXE controller. We have built a ICE-72V DC Generator system and are working to integrate it into the EV to make it a series hybrid.
I can't seem to find any info on the control interface between the DC generator output and the rest of the vehicle. Can we just plug the generator directly in parallel with the battery bank and expect the system to maintain an equilibrium between charging and discharging depending on the motor controller load? Is some form of DC-DC Lead Acid battery charger required? What is the standard method of integrating a DC generator output with the battery bank and motor controller aspects of the system?
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your help,