Australia-based Tritium has introduced a new DC fast charger, the RT175-S smart charging system, which powers EVs to an 80% charge in 15 minutes on average. The RT175-S is the first charger on the US market capable of Plug and Charge, a communications protocol enabling electric vehicles and charging equipment to communicate, authenticate and bill customers via the charging cable.
Drivers will no longer need an RFID membership card, smartphone application or credit card reader to pay for their charge. With Plug and Charge, a charging session can be automatically and securely billed from the moment the plug connects to the vehicle, regardless of the network operator. This advancement in charging technology streamlines and simplifies the charging experience, while improving customer data security.
Not only does the RT175-S make the charging experience more convenient, but the technology serves modern vehicle class fleets that previously were unattainable with other industry charging solutions. This unit provides a 175kW charge through an elegant and compact design, making it an economical solution for sites where limited space for charging is available.
The RT175-S is easy to install, boasts a power efficiency averaging 95% and is IP65 rated, providing cost savings and optimal functionality in a wide range of environmental conditions. Like other Tritium chargers, this fast charger has a small footprint and is liquid-cooled, featuring tilt sensors for additional safety.
This fast charger with its all-in-one isolated power unit and integrated reinforced isolating transformer allows for continuous 175kW operation at 104° F/ 40 ˚C and 150kW operation at 122 °F/ 50 ˚C. Optional features include cold weather kit for operation down to -22 °F/ -30 ˚C, escutcheon panel with interlocked pad lockable isolator for added safety, increased SCCR to 100kA for grid connection with high available fault currents and site power management and load balancing for multiple charger sites.
It offers quick and secure payment methods for EV drivers, with credit card compatibility integrated with distinct payment models, including fixed price charging, pre-authorized/post settlement variable pricing and charges based on elapsed time for kWh consumed.
Tritium has deployed more than 4,500 charging stations in 38 countries and provided over 600,000+ charging sessions. The award-winning chargers have been installed across the globe for customers like Nissan, ENEL X, Honda, NASA Visitor Center, Topgolf, Circle-K, Harley-Davidson, IONITY, CalTech, Speedy's convenience stores, Shell/Greenlots and many others.