Fortune, February 18, 2020 – A new type of converter designed to use the energy of AC-DC converters will save power consumers more money.
The technology developed by German energy firm Acacia Energy, called AC-To-DC converter, allows cars to run off AC energy, rather than the power of a traditional converter, in order to convert power from one type of source to another.
Acacia has a patent on the technology and it’s expected to go into production later this year.
The idea behind AC-TO-DC is to convert electricity into a form that can be converted to a different type of electricity without increasing the cost of electricity, according to Acacia’s chief executive.
A typical AC-power converter, for example, converts AC electricity into DC electricity when it’s in use.
AC-transformer is a type of power converter that converts AC power into AC electricity when a transformer is used.
It’s a much simpler concept to apply than conventional power transformers, which require a large amount of energy to run and are more expensive to maintain, said Acacia president Tobias Dohler.AC-TO.DC is more efficient because it doesn’t require a transformer, and it also does not require batteries to supply power, Dohlers said.
The company is now testing the technology in a small number of cars, including two Mercedes-Benz S-Class and one Toyota Camry.
It’s not clear whether the technology will become a standard on all cars.
The goal is to make a standard that will be easy to use for manufacturers and drivers alike, Dohmler said.
“We want to be able to do this in our vehicles and in the future, we want to have a standard,” he said.
Converters use the AC voltage in AC power converters to convert AC power to DC electricity, which is more energy efficient than the existing converter.
AC, or alternating current, is more than 60 percent more efficient than alternating current.
The current converter technology is based on a series of transformers that combine AC power with DC voltage.
The new technology will allow manufacturers to design their own converters, which will make them less expensive to run, DOHLER said.
It will also make the current converter more efficient, allowing it to be more competitive in the market.AC.
Conversters are currently available in the U.S. and other countries, but there is still a big need for them, Dohners said.
They can be a good alternative to other power-generating methods, such as using fossil fuels.
But the energy consumption of the existing power converter systems is still high, so it’s important to have an alternative that is cheaper and more efficient,” he added.