ITT Inc., through its Cannon brand, says it will introduce a next-generation, ultra-fast DC charging solution that dramatically reduces electric vehicle (EV) charging time from hours to minutes at eCarTec 2016 in Munich, Germany, Oct. 18-20 – a business-to-business trade show for electric and hybrid mobility.
ITT will debut its high-performance, cooled ultra-fast charging DC solution and an improved contact system for its global portfolio of AC charging solutions. The company notes that its custom design and engineering capabilities will also be on display.
Among the products ITT will showcase at the 2016 eCarTec are the following:
This liquid-cooled connector and cable design enables ultra-fast EV charge cycles with tested amperages of 400 A at 1,000 V. 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 and ergonomic solution for the global e-mobility market.
Improved AC Contact System – This contact system for ITT’s AC charging solutions features precision-engineered canted coil spring power contacts, which 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 Inc. offers a comprehensive line of AC charging solutions for EVs.
“One of the main obstacles to widespread adoption of electric vehicles is lengthy charging times,” said 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/100 kilometers within three to five minutes – a charging speed that will help accelerate public adoption of electric vehicles.”