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Filmhybrid 30/60

Electric vehicle and mobile power supply

kemama has developed a completely new and innovative power supply system for film and TV productions. We have transformed a BEV (battery electric vehicle) into a power supply system that combines different energy resources in a unique way. The base vehicle is an ORTEN ET 35 by ORTEN Electric-Trucks.

Operating principle

The central element is the 110kWh battery of the electric vehicle, which is used to drive the vehicle and to operate the inverters. The inverters have an output of 60KW distributed over three phases of 20KW each (24kVA) and can use electricity from different sources at the same time. Any existing grid power connection can be integrated into the supply via bidirectional inputs/outputs of each inverter. This means that grid connections can now also be used for the power supply, which would not have been sufficient under previous circumstances (e.g. to supply larger projectors). Typical Type 2 charging stations (11KW and 22KW) can also be used in this function.

In addition, the inverters have a phase balancing function. This means that the three phases of a possible mains feed are loaded evenly, even if the phases on the output side are loaded asymmetrically. (Example: an 18KW HMI is supplied with 18KW on the output side, while three phases are evenly loaded with 6KW each on the feed side; in this example the battery is not used at all).
ANY existing grid connection increases the performance and capacity of the FH30/60. More capacity from a grid feed is always used to charge the batteries.
If the electrical resources are not sufficient or the battery’s state of charge is running low, a 20kVA range extender starts. The range extender is limited to 15kW for continuous operation, uses C.A.R.E. fuel and meets EU Stage V emissions standards.
A photovoltaic system always supplies the control-unit and the vehicle’s systems.

What does 30/60 stand for?

The FH30/60 independently provides sufficient energy to continuously supply 30KW for a 10-hour shooting day. Combined battery capacity and range extender capability with C.A.R.E. fuel is 300kWh (with AC feed-in, of course, correspondingly more). The peak continuous power is 60KW.
Performance of the FH30/60 is only partially comparable with conventional diesel generators: while a classic generator consumes diesel even when idling, this is not the case with the FH30/60. In addition, excess energy is immediately stored in the battery. The 300kWh of the FH30/60 therefore extend much further than the same capacity would do using a conventional unit. While a conventional diesel unit is typically loaded with a maximum of 80% for peak continuous output, the FH30/60 can be fully loaded permanently. Individual phases can also be permanently fully loaded, since the FH30/60 does not care about unbalanced loads due to the phase balancing.

Battery technology
The battery technology is Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP in short). This type is very safe, e.g. insensitive to mechanical damage or short circuits. LFP batteries are also durable (up to 5000 full cycles) and tolerate temperatures much better than their Lithium Ion relative. The environmental balance is also significantly better: no toxic heavy metals such as cobalt, cadmium or nickel are used in LFP and all metals used can be 100% recycled (unlike other material combinations). More than 90% of the electrode materials and the polymer separator can also be recycled.

Key data and features

  • Vehicle range: 180 miles/300 km (under realistic conditions)
  • Total weight: 4,250 kg
  • Battery capacity: 110 kWh
    Proven and robust battery technology: LiFePO4
    (lithium iron phosphate)
  • Inverter power: 60 kW, three phases 20 kW each (3x 24 kVA)
  • Range extender: 20 kVA (15 kW continuous operation)
    C.A.R.E. fuel (tank capacity: 70 l)
    EU Stage V emission standards
  • Grid connections can be integrated;
    AC feed-in up to 32 A 3P, also Type 2 charging station
  • Phase balancing with AC feed-in
    (the three input phases are loaded equally)
  • Intelligent control in automatic mode follows priority:
    1. External power
    2. Battery
    3. Range extender
    Uninterrupted transfer between various operating modes
  • Photovoltaic powers the hybrid controller and the vehicle’s electrical system
  • The Film Hybrid 30/60 can be used as a Class A UPS,
    e.g. for emergency lighting, public address system at events, etc.

Various operating modes and conditions

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Future­proof by modular design: once hydrogen storage technology for mobile applications become
realistic, the range extender can be replaced with a suitable hydrogen fuel­cell system.

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kemama GmbH & Co KG develops, produces, sells and leases mobile hybrid power supplies for film and TV productions, events and other mobile applications.

Development of series production funded by loans from: