Here is the latest ultra-fast charger from Delta, which optimized CAPEX for charging point operators.
Delta announced the launch of a new 200 kW Ultra Fast Charger (UFC200) in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region with the aim of next-generation EVs, as well as commercial vehicles.
The 200 kW power output might not sound particularly interesting these days (there are already 250-350 kW or even 400 kW chargers), but most EVs are still unable to use such power level, or are using it only for a certain charging period.
The interesting thing about the Delta is its flexibility, as it offers two DC outputs with power split, as well as the potential lower-cost approach through not using liquid cooling. It can charge a single electric car at up to 200 kW (CCS plug) and at up to 1,000 V, or two simultaneously at up to 100 kW each. Moreover, according to the specs, there are two additional 22 kW AC Type 2 outputs, as an option, so a total 4 EVs can charge at once (two DC and two AC).
Despite the peak power being 200 kW, the CCS cable/connector system is not liquid-cooled. Delta opted to measure temperature and simply reduce available power, once the temperature of the cable/plug reaches the highest acceptable temperature.
Because not many EVs would be able to run at 200 kW for a longer time, it might actually work pretty well. Delta said also that the efficiency of its solution at 400 A is also 1.2% higher than "a standard liquid cooled cable system" (before even including energy losses on liquid cooling). The total efficiency is 94%.
More about the non-liquid cooled 400A high power CCS cable/connector system:
"This temperature controlled high power connector system can supply extra power when the EV’s battery system is at low charge without oversizing the system. In extreme environments and very frequent usage, the power will be automatically reduced to keep the cable/connector temperature in a safe range for the user. An inbuilt extra patented safety concept is protecting against excess temperatures, even if the temperature control of the EV charger would fail.
At 400A charging current, the charging station efficiency can be improved up to 1.2% compared to a standard liquid cooled cable system due to the reduced copper loss (without taking additional power consumption of a cooling system in account)."
The new comes standard with a credit card reader, which allows for use without membership in any charging network.
Delta Ultra Fast Charger (UFC200) - 200 kW specs:
Delta Launches 200kW Ultra Fast Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger in EMEA
A forward-looking solution ideal for charging point operators (CPOs) and fleet charging requirements
Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today announced the launch of its next-generation 200kW Ultra Fast Charger (UFC200) in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region. Delta’s UFC200, which is capable of enabling a 100km driving range with roughly 8 minutes of charging, aims to serve next-generation EVs, e-trucks and e-buses in a broad range of applications such as highways, parking lots, service stations, logistics companies as well as urban traffic hubs. With its modular power system design, remote accessibility for improved uptime service, and its backend compatibility with most of the EV charging network management systems in the market, Delta’s UFC200 EV charger will prove to be an ideal solution for EV charging site operators in EMEA.
Commenting on its introduction, Vincent Lin, senior director of e-Mobility & Smart Energy Solutions business development, Delta EMEA, stated: “Foreseeing more and more EV coming to the market with extended driving range, we have not only extended the existing product line of UFC 150kW to 200kW, but have also integrated a credit card payment solution, as well as a mechanism to adhere to Germany’s Eichrecht MID-metering calibration rules, to make this product ideal for charging point operators (CPOs) and fleet charging requirements.”
Optimizing CAPEX for Charging Point Operators
CPOs are set to make a rapid return on their investment in the UFC200, and it is an investment that is secure for now and the future - thanks to its scalability. This is realized by it supporting charging voltages of up to 1000V, while the platform’s modular concept enables it to scale-up to 200kW, which is supporting optimization of the CAPEX on the complete fast charging network using the same platform with different power configuration and taking the benefit of synergy on service & support. For added long term peace of mind, no building permits are required when scaling-up from an initial configuration to 200kW. It has also been designed to be easy to upgrade its power capability by additional rectifier modules.
High Power Technology for Quick and Safe Charging Experience
The UFC200 is also meeting the EV owner’s demands for quick and easy charging, realised by its 200kW capacity, which can be split in 2 x 100kW to enable two EVs to be charge simultaneously via the innovative non-liquid cooled 400A high power CCS cable/connector system. This temperature controlled high power connector system can supply extra power when the EV’s battery system is at low charge without oversizing the system. In extreme environments and very frequent usage, the power will be automatically reduced to keep the cable/connector temperature in a safe range for the user. An inbuilt extra patented safety concept is protecting against excess temperatures, even if the temperature control of the EV charger would fail. At 400A charging current, the charging station efficiency can be improved up to 1.2% compared to a standard liquid cooled cable system due to the reduced copper loss (without taking additional power consumption of a cooling system in account).
Easy Access and Maintenance in Operation
The UFC200’s easy-to-use human interface includes a seven-inch LCD information display screen and touch pad, with RFID and payment cards functions included. CPOs will also benefit from support services designed to secure interoperability with new generation EVs. The improved uptime on their charging network, thanks to the UFC200’s service concept with authorised local service partners, remote diagnostics and maintenance with separate service interfaces. In terms of compliance - and to ensure that it adheres to German Eichrecht MID-metering calibration rules - the UFC200 features an advanced integrated metering system.
The UFC200 is ideal for helping CPOs meet the challenge of having the appropriate charging resources in place while offers the convenience of simultaneous charging of multiple vehicles using a single infrastructure. With the UFC200, Delta offers a clear path towards satisfying the future demand as EV use widens and the vehicles themselves become more powerful.