A Filipino-made, cheaper alternative to a commercial car charging system is seeking business partners to leverage awareness of the technology among scholars in the field.
Dubbed simply as “Autocharge,” otherwise known as “Trainer Model for Instructional Automotive Charging System with Automatic Voltage Regulator and Integrated Circuits,” it is described as an “equipment that houses an electrical system identical to actual car charging systems,” per inventor Rene Chavez via an interview with the Philippine News Agency.
Designed with students in mind, the “instructional equipment” provides students with “hands-on experience” involving the “installation and troubleshooting” of the system, independent of an actual car in a class.
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The Bukidnon State University instructor argues that while foreign companies would sell a similar technology for between Php270,000 and Php450,000, his creation will only cost Php150,000 for a single unit.
On the lookout for a potential licensee, Chavez suggests finding business partners that are accredited by the Department of Education (DepEd) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for their existing automotive servicing courses.
Meantime, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will play the part of overseeing the Autocharge team in securing the project’s Intellectual Property (IP), assisting in the funding and training, as well as connecting to potential business partners.