ITT, through its Cannon brand, will introduce a next-generation, ultra-fast DC charging solution that can significantly reduce electric vehicle charging time at eCarTec 2016 in Munich next week. ITT will debut the high-performance, cooled ultra-fast charging DC solution as well as an improved contact system for its global portfolio of AC charging solutions.
One of the main obstacles to widespread adoption of electric vehicles is lengthy charging times. 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.—Gary Ashurst, vice president and general manager of the ITT Interconnect Solutions transportation and industrial business unit
The 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.
The improved AC contact system 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.
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.