The Swiss company Huber+Suhner has introduced the RADOX HPC200, another charging cable system for DC fast chargers. The new cable is primarily intended for use on less pricey charging stations, as it does not require liquid cooling.
The RADOX HPC200 enables continuous charging with 200 amperes, and up to 300 amperes should be possible for short periods. With a system voltage of 1,000 volts, this results in a theoretical charging capacity of 200 kW, with the 920 volts common on many DC charging stations this remains at 184 kW.
In its press release, Huber+Suhner lists charging stations at petrol stations, in shopping centres, hotels and fleet charging stations as the intended locations for the cable system currently only available with a CCS2 plug. ABB recently introduced such a charging station, the Terra 184, which is designed to charge up to 200 amperes without liquid-cooled cables. In May, the Huber+Suhner introduced the RADOX HPC500 model, which is designed for 500 amperes (and up to 500 kW at 1,000 volts).
The new 200 Amp system inherits many features from the other members of the RADOX family from 50 to 500 kW – such as the lighter and more flexible cable, the IP67 protection class, replaceable power contacts for longer service life, and power measurement in the connector in conformity with calibration regulations. This allows the cable to be connected to a DC meter in the column that conforms to calibration regulations. The energy meter must measure the current delivered at the point of delivery to the customer – for AC columns this is the output of the column, for DC columns with a permanently mounted cable this is the plug.
“With our now completed high-power charging portfolio, we can meet all EV charging needs, providing flexibility and functionality with a one-stop shop for operators,” said Max Göldi, Market Manager Industry at Huber+Suhner. “Manufacturers worldwide are gearing up for the EV takeover and need a system which guarantees that existing and future requirements will be met.”
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