Cannon Brand (ITT) Introducing "Ultra-Fast" DC EV Charging Solution At eCarTec 2016 −

Cannon Brand (ITT) Introducing “Ultra-Fast” DC EV Charging Solution At eCarTec 2016

Published on October 13th, 2016 | by

October 13th, 2016 by

 

ev_charge_coupling_300A new, “ultra fast” DC electric vehicle charging solution will be unveiled by the ITT-owned Cannon brand at the upcoming eCarTec 2016 trade show in Munich, Germany.

“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.


 

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  • What batteries can take this charging rate? That would seem to be the other half of the charging time challenge.

    • Przemysław Lib

      Its peak 400 kW.

      More like boasting, but the notion of ‘5’ minutes gas refiling is present in declarations about EVs from brass of big car OEMs, so market is there. Luxury brands for sure will wont it if, as it means “better then Tesla”.

    • VazzedUp

      Are you expecting it to all happen at once? This system can handle the evolving performance of batteries, the car can still limit the charge speed to what is safe.

    • kvleeuwen

      400 kW and a 2C charge rate means a battery of 200 kWh can soak this power up, with tech available today. Definitely doable.
      Li-Ti allows for 6C charging at the cost of lower energy density, so a 80 kWh battery could survive charging with 400 kW without bursting into flames.