Smarter and safer EV charging for homes and offices

29-01-2021 | RS Components | Automotive Technologies

RS Components now supplies ABB’s latest easy-to-implement EV charging solution. The Terra AC Wallbox is ideal for deployment in homes, offices and commercial locations including retail sites or hotels. It is able to deliver up to 22kW of power.

The compact wall-mounted unit measures only 320mm x 195mm x 110m and can support both Type 1 and Type 2 connectors. It is provided with both wireline (Ethernet, RS485/P1 serial) and wireless (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G cellular) connectivity options, facilitating integration with current network infrastructure and enabling remote control on a dedicated smartphone app. In addition to its built-in energy meter, there is also the ability to interface with the energy management system of the building in which it is installed. Through this, dynamic load management activities can be supported, which indicates that the associated utility costs can be kept as low as possible.

The units are supplied with either a 5m cable attached, or a Type 2 universal socket. They can be employed in conjunction with a single-phase input supply (for 7.4kW output) or three-phase input supply (for 22kW output). To ensure ongoing user safety, advanced over-current, over-voltage, under-voltage and ground fault protection mechanisms have been included and surge protection functionality. IP54-rated, with robust NEMA-compliant enclosures and an operational temperature range of -35C to +50C, they can be located in outdoor environments.

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