Cooled charging cable allows continuous EV charging
For continuous charging of electric vehicles (EVs) at 500A, Huber+Suhner has added the Radox HPC500 to its Radox high power charging portfolio. The Radox HPC500 is claimed to be the world’s first cooled charging cable system that allows continuous charging at 500A even in high temperature environments.
Huber+Suhner has already released the HPC400 family and has experience in th field in cooled cable for EV charging stations. Building on this, the company says the the HPC500 cable and connecter benefits from enhancements and new features to make the system ready for existing and future requirements. Enhancements include continuous 500A charging, an IP67 connector protection rating, the option of a ready-to-use metering system and replaceable contacts for longer service life.
Alongside the cooled cable system, Huber+Suhner has also developed a 24V cooling unit to increase cooling capacity and reduce operational temperatures of the power lines, enabling continuous 500A charging at environmental temperatures of up to 50 degrees C.
The cooling unit, which is pre-filled with coolant, fits into existing charging stations; a design which significantly reduces installation time, says the company. The speed of both the ventilators on the heat exchanger and the coolant pump is automatically adjusted to achieve the most efficient performance, with normal operating levels requiring lower speed, to reduce noise levels.
The HPC500 is a future-proof solution for operators, says Huber+Suhner. The 20 per cent reduction in the connector weight and improved cable flexibility, compared to the previous model of the HPC system, offers easier handling for end users.
Huber+Suhner supplies Electrify America, with HPC systems currently installed across the United States. The company is also part of EV roll out initiatives across Europe.
The previous HPC model enables a charging time below 15 minutes while maintaining safe and easy handling.
Huber+Suhner is headquartered in Switzerland. It develops and manufactures components and system solutions for electrical and optical connectivity. With cables, connectors and systems – developed from the three core technologies of radio frequency, fibre optics and low frequency – the company serves customers in the communication, transportation and industrial sectors.