Press Release Summary:
- Allow continuous charging at up to 250 A, and temporarily up to 500 A and 1000 V
- Come with DC cable cross-section of up to 95 mm2
- Enable both low- and high-power charging (HPC) of electric vehicles
Original Press Release:
High-Power Charging Inlets
CHARX inlets for electric vehicles can safely handle temporary charging currents
up to 500 A
Middletown, Pa. – The new CHARX charging inlets from Phoenix Contact E-Mobility enable both low- and high-power charging (HPC) of electric vehicles. The Combined Charging Systems (CCS) inlets allow continuous charging at up to 250 A, and temporarily up to 500 A and 1000 V. This is the highest charge rating currently available, making it possible to charge a vehicle in just a few minutes.
The CHARX CCS charging inlets have a DC cable cross-section of up to 95 mm2, which enables the higher power. Core elements of the charging inlet have been engineered to improve temperature sensing and connection technology between the cables and contacts. The vehicle can then regulate the requested charging current dynamically based on the temperature evaluation. Previous generations of CCS inlets were not capable of higher power on the vehicle side, because it led to dangerous overheating in the vehicle.
The portfolio includes inlets for both Type 1 (North America) and Type 2 (Europe), designed to the same mounting dimensions. The inlets are manufactured in accordance with the IATF 16949 automotive quality management system and conform to IEC 62196 and SAE J1772 design standards.
Learn more at www.phoenixcontact.com/EVinlet.
About Phoenix Contact
PHOENIX CONTACT develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect, and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 50 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA, Inc., in Middletown, Pa.