Faster And Safer Charging Of Electric Vehicles With Smart Grid Charge Controllers

As the number of electric vehicles on the roads continues to grow, so too does the infrastructure needed to ensure that finding a charging station or charging point is not a problem.

The costs of installing a charging point are falling thanks in part to technological developments; however, challenges remain. With little space and a vehicle electrical system that must fulfil the industrial requirements specified by IEC 61851, IEC 60364, ISO/IEC 15118, ISO 17409 and the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), Mode 3 AC charging points are under pressure because the installation and charge point costs are too high to be economically viable for a provider. Today’s AC charging points contain expensive and sensitive RCD protection devices, enabling cars to charge at many different charging stations. With its CC612 charge controller, Bender is addressing these issues.

This compact unit is the main component of a charge point and enables intelligent and cost-effective charging points. To enable the charge controller to communicate, a back-end system together with a well-known communication protocol is required. Given that most back-end providers strictly adhere to the OCPP communication protocol, the CC612 is OCPP 1.5 and 1.6 compliant.

Bender will be exhibiting at Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Expo, 15-17 May 2018, at booth #137.