Published on October 13th, 2016 | by James Ayre4
Cannon Brand (ITT) Introducing “Ultra-Fast” DC EV Charging Solution At eCarTec 2016
“One of the main obstacles to widespread adoption of electric vehicles is lengthy charging times,” stated Gary Ashurst, vice president and general manager of the ITT Interconnect Solutions transportation and industrial business unit. “Our new cooled ultra-fast DC charging system delivers the charge required for 60 miles/100km within 3 to 5 minutes — a charging speed that will help accelerate public adoption of electric vehicles.”
The press release provides details on what the company will be showcasing at the trade show:
Cooled Ultra-Fast Charging DC Solution — This breakthrough, liquid-cooled connector and cable design enables ultra-fast EV charge cycles with tested amperages of 400A at 1000V. The high power density is facilitated by a dielectric cooling liquid that runs from the cable throughout the connector’s contact system. The solution has a weight optimized cable design and minimized cable diameter — delivering a highly flexible, ergonomic and easy-to-use solution for the global e-mobility market.
Improved AC Contact System — This state-of-the-art contact system for ITT’s AC charging solutions features multiple enhancements over the previous generation. Precision-engineered canted coil spring power contacts allow for minimal mechanical stress of contact partners, minimal resistance of charge current and increased resistance to misalignment. The design changes lead to significantly minimized power losses during the charging process and an extended lifetime.
Global portfolio of AC Interconnect Solutions — In accordance with all key regional standards — IEC, SAE and GB/T– ITT offers a comprehensive line of AC charging solutions for electric vehicles. Connectors are available with an amperage range from 16A to 80A, single and triple phase variants, with low contact resistance and a minimum of 10,000 mating cycles.
For those in the region, or just those attending the event (which runs October 18th through 20th) — the company’s presence will be found at booth 212, hall A5, at the Messe München exhibition center.