CARDONE Drive Motor Inverters perform critical functions for hybrid and electric vehicle powertrains. An inverter is responsible for transforming the high-voltage battery’s direct current (DC) voltage into alternating current (AC) voltage that is used by the drive motor to propel the vehicle. During regenerative braking, inverters perform the opposite task: rectifying AC voltage from the generator into DC voltage to recharge the battery. Some drive motor inverters, known as converter inverters, also provide a “stepped-down” voltage to recharge the auxiliary 12V lead-acid battery and power electrical systems. CARDONE has been an aftermarket pioneer in electrical products since we first opened our doors in 1970. As the surge of new hybrid and full electric powertrains begins to gain momentum, CARDONE is already out in front with our ReCharged line of products specifically tailored to meet the demands of this rapidly expanding category.
- Each drive motor inverter is subjected to on-car testing to duplicate real-world driving conditions, verify proper functionality during power-up and power-down cycles and ensure optimal performance.
- All mounting and exterior components are cleaned with plastic or glass media to prevent pitting and distortion.
- Covers are restored to original equipment design and powder-coated to increase protection against corrosion.
- Each unit matches O.E. in appearance, fit and function.
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CoreWhat is a core? A core is a used automotive part that is returned to the remanufacturer instead of being scrapped. Why return cores? Cores are literally at the “core” of the remanufacturing process, because they are the raw material used to start the remanufacturing process. That’s why remanufacturers buy cores back from customers, and they pay the most for good quality cores. If a core has too much damage in key areas, it may be unusable or require extra resources to process; therefore a reduced core payment may be awarded. This core policy explains potential deductions that may be taken from the core price if certain components are missing or damaged. What is remanufacturing? Remanufacturing is the process of taking used parts, completely disassembling and thoroughly cleaning them, replacing the worn components with original quality components, and restoring them to their original function. Every unit is 100% tested to ensure O.E. performance. Why “reman”? PRODUCTS
Reman captures used, durable goods like auto parts and puts them “back on the road” to new and sometimes better than new performance. Reman provides the opportunity for detection of common failure modes and incorporation of design improvements to prevent repeat failure.
Reman products cost consumers about 40% less than new. Reman products are one of the few “green” products that actually costs less than their “non-green” counterparts.
Reman saves up to 86% of the energy required to build a new unit. Reman realizes Greenhouse Gas savings of up to 25 lbs. per unit over new. Reman saves up to 85% of the raw material required to produce a new unit by reusing existing products. Reman is even more sustainable than recycling, as product castings are preserved rather than melted down to raw material, saving energy and reducing emissions.