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Tritium launches a Veefil range of fast chargers for EVs

17 October 2016

Tritium, the Australian developer and manufacturer of the Veefil 50kW DC fast charger for electric vehicles (earlier post), will showcase three new chargers on its stand at eCarTec in Munich this week. The new charging products now create a Veefil range of four chargers—with all the chargers sharing Tritium’ technology (including liquid cooling). They also maintain the Veefil’s high design standards and are low cost to install and maintain.

The Veefil UT 50kW DC fast charger is designed specifically for energy and utility companies worldwide, and is the first fast charger designed to connect directly to the grid. A solution for metering, switch gear and protection systems in a single unit significantly reduces installation and maintenance costs.

The Veefil WP 12kW DC fast charger is designed specifically for the work place and ideal for fleet applications, this extremely compact and light-weight charger fits easily into existing car parking areas and will charge 120 km (75 miles) of range in two hours.

The new Veefil 22kW DC fast charger has the same specifications as the original Veefil 50kW DC fast charger but is designed to give customers more options and is suited for locations which are dependent on a lower power supply. Approximate charging time for 120km is one hour.

Paul Sernia, Tritium’s commercial director, notes that Veefil’s aluminum structure and unique liquid-cooling means it can function in -35 ˚C to +50 ˚C, making it more robust than other chargers over a wide range of environmental conditions. This gives it increased reliability and reduces maintenance cost, which together with its slim footprint, attractive design and light weight, has created significant demand for the product in the US, Europe and Asia, according to Sernia.

The Veefil supports CHAdeMO & SAE-Combo standards. The original Veefil 50 kW is around 25 times faster than home charging and can add 50 km (31 miles) of range to an EV battery charge in just 10 minutes—which would take over six hours using a wall socket.

The Veefil 50kW, Veefil 22kW and the Veefil WP (work place) have the smallest footprint and are at least half the weight of most other EV fast chargers, increasing location options and reducing shipping and installation costs. They can fit neatly at the end of a standard parking bay within existing infrastructure.

All products in the Veefil range are protected in an IP65 aluminum construction, ensuring long-term stability of the entire enclosure, leading to lower maintenance costs.

Veefil UT Veefil WP Veefil 22kW
ConnectorsCHAdeMO and CCS (Type 1 or 2), AC Type 2 socketCHAdeMO or CCS (type 1 or 2)CHAdeMO and CCS (Type 1 or 2)
PowerUp to 50kW DC; up to 22kW ACUp to 12.5kWUp to 22kW
Supply input400 - 480 V AC 3φ / 80A + 32A400 - 480 V AC 3φ / 20A400 - 480 V AC 3φ / 32A
Supply frequency50-60 Hz50-60 Hz50-60 Hz
IP RatingIP65IP65IP65
Efficiency>92%>95%>95%
Power factor0.990.990.99
Operating temperature-35 ˚C to 50 ˚C-35 ˚C to 50 ˚C-35 ˚C to 50 ˚C
Network connection3G and Gigabit Ethernet3G and Gigabit Ethernet3G and Gigabit Ethernet
RFIDMIFARE ISO/IEC14443A/B, ISO/IEC15693, ISO/IEC18000-3, FeliCa, NFC, EMV 2.0MIFARE ISO/IEC14443A/B, ISO/IEC15693, ISO/IEC18000-3, FeliCa, NFC, EMV 2.0MIFARE ISO/IEC14443A/B, ISO/IEC15693, ISO/IEC18000-3, FeliCa, NFC, EMV 2.0
Communication protocolOCCP 1.5 and 1.6JOCCP 1.5 and 1.6JOCCP 1.5 and 1.6J
Weightover 165 kg42 kg145 kg
Electrical protectionShort circuit; Over voltage: RCDShort circuit; Over voltage: RCDShort circuit; Over voltage: RCD
Dimensions2000(H) x 750(W) x 480(D) mm1215(H) x 440(W) x 180(D) mm2000(H) x 750(W) x 330(D) mm
CertificationCE, CHAdeMO, RCMCE, CHAdeMO, RCMCE, UL, CHAdeMO, RCM, FCC, IC

October 17, 2016 in Electric (Battery), Infrastructure | Permalink | Comments (0)

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