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Topic Title: Fast charger for electric cars
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Created On: 18 April 2013 05:13 PM
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 18 April 2013 05:13 PM
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I had a brief chat with a client and they are looking to install a fast charger for electric cars. At present all I know is that they need a 45amp supply.

Has any of you installed one of these? Advice please.

 18 April 2013 06:26 PM
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Do not know much about the fast chargers, but recently supply network installed five ABB type around the region where I live.
Cost me £66 three weeks ago, did notice parked a little over the line in the bay allocated for EV charging in a car park. Never seen the fast chargers but you can read about them, could not be for domestic use otherwise lights would be flickering.

Let us know how your project went.

The fast charger impact the electric grid by causing a 10V voltage dip at full power (50kW
DC) but reduces low order harmonics when operating. At standby the fast charger consumes
400W, corresponding to fully charge 219 batteries of 16kWh in a year. The option to use the
charger as a STATCOM or filter even when no car is connected in order to improve pow
 18 April 2013 06:53 PM
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 18 April 2013 07:51 PM
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One major problem with fast charging that might be worth mentioning to your client is cost implications of "Servicable" battery life as this greatly reduces the life span of the installed cells in EV's.

Rolec manufature a vast range, but it will dependant on the "charging mode" of the vehicle. They are based in Bolton

Hope it helps



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