Phoenix contact and Allied Electronics & Automation, together offer a range of charging technology components for electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers, charging infrastructure manufacturers and system integrators. With high-power charging products, charging cables, inlets, energy meters and more, Phoenix Contact wants to enable e-mobility trends for the near future and beyond.
“As the EV charging ecosystem evolves, it is important for us to monitor market needs and develop products to enable trends that will help the adoption of EVs,” explains Lyndsey Walling, E-Mobility Product Manager at Phoenix Contact E. -Mobility, North America. “The CCS (Combined Charging System) 40A and 80A cables that we just released in July are the smallest and lightest CCS charging cables on the market. These cables offer a real benefit for faster charging at home and at work. “
The design of the charging cables from Phoenix Contact helps with the availability of the charging station. “Public charging stations have to withstand a lot, our charging cables and plugs are very robust,” says Walling. “In the event that a connector is damaged, we have repair kits that enable quick replacement of the connector face and DC contacts on site instead of having to replace the entire cable, which would be much more costly and time-consuming.”
High power charging (HPC) is another critical component in the widespread adoption of electric vehicles, potentially charging with voltages up to 1,000 V and currents up to 500 amps. This increase in voltage leads to an increased output, as a result of which the amount of charge that is transferred to the vehicle in the same time is doubled. In the near future, this type of charging will primarily apply to fleet vehicles such as electric buses and delivery vans. HPC will have a significant impact on EV adoption and charging infrastructure as these innovations find their way into the consumer market.
“Fear of range and charging time are important reasons why many consumers hesitate to buy an electric vehicle. In the USA in particular, drivers rely on long-distance journeys for leisure and business, ”says Vince Carioti, Director, Phoenix Contact E-Mobility, North America. “The HPC technology will enable the country to set up a charging infrastructure along our motorway system in which drivers can take and plug in a coffee or organic break. They get their coffee or lunch and come to a charged car. ready for another 200 to 350 miles or more, depending on the vehicle, battery size and ability to handle these larger currents and voltages, ”said Carioti.
Coming innovations in charging and battery technology will enable consumer vehicles to take advantage of high-capacity charging for long distance journeys, as well as 80A charging in households that can handle such a large circuit. Carioti adds, “Charging and e-mobility technology is really a race to drive the near future of transportation. Our focus at Phoenix Contact is on the conception and development of products that enable fast and safe charging on both the vehicle and the infrastructure side. “
Phoenix Contact’s e-mobility products include charging cables, charging sockets, surge protection, power supply products, IPCs, HMIs, energy meters, terminal blocks and more. Most of the products are available from the Allied website. As an authorized distributor for Phoenix Contact products and many other brands, Allied helps engineers, plant managers and other buyers to quickly find the products they need online. When looking for e-mobility products, buyers can quickly search for the relevant standards (SAE, IEC, USCAR, Type 1, Type 2, GB / T), IP protection class, AC or DC charging, rated current, voltage and filter more. Allied stocks E-mobility products from Phoenix Contact, as well as a complete product range from Phoenix Contact for all industrial applications.
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