ABB Terra 53CJG
ABB announced that in March it successfully passed certification for multi-standard EV fast chargers Terra 23/53 including CHAdeMO 1.0 certification. This marks the first charger to received CHAdeMO 1.0 certification outside of Japan and the first for a multi-standard charger.
The certification process was conducted in Spain by Applus IDIADA, which recently became an accredited unit for CHAdeMO certification.
CHAdeMO 1.0 has some additional features for enhancement of electrical safety and interoperability. In parallel, the ABB chargers additionally passed the individual vehicle verification testing with Japanese and European car manufacturers, including backward compatibility testing with CHAdeMO 0.9 vehicles.
"An extensive certification and verification process is a fundamental requirement for fast charging in general and public fast charging in particular. CHAdeMO 1.0 and CCS functionality require several stricter standards to be met, for example, with respect to charger isolation and power quality. In multi standard chargers such requirements are especially important and therefore ABB’s chargers are immediately designed according to the MOCCA (Multi Outlet Charger Configuration Agreement) specification, an new industry guideline under development which governs the seamless and safe integration of multiple standards for fast charging into one single fast charger. This will ensure safety, technical architecture, functionality and usability to work in harmony when combining multiple outlets into one fast charger."
Wil van Gils (VP R&D of ABB EV Charging Infrastructure) commented:
“ABB has chosen to avoid rushing products to market and rather focus on pushing appropriate certification to ensure the necessary quality, reliability and safety for a professional EV charging network. We are very proud to be the first with Chademo1.0 certification outside Japan and to be the first to have passed all relevant compliance verifications with European and Japanese cars. Specifically on MOCCA he adds: ‘’We have given full support to Idiada to co-develop the MOCCA specification as we are convinced that this is a key element for a successful rollout of public fastcharging infrastructure."
Now, with everything settled and done, one of the leading fast charger companies from Europe started manufacturing and shipping Terra 23/53 multi-outlet chargers. The first units were installed in the last week of March.