Circontrol presented its new DC quick charging station Raption 50 in the last EVS30 exhibition celebrated last month in Stuttgart. This new Raption 50 series includes modular technology, which allows higher uptime and increases flexibility, without sacrificing a stylish and modern design.
Meeting market demands
Circontrol’s third-generation quick charger has broken into the market to address the main problems identified by charge point owners or operators regarding fast charging and to make EV driver’s daily live easier. High speed and uptime, cool design and user-friendliness are its key attributes.
Higher uptime, availability and flexibility thanks to modular power technology
Unlike other quick charge units, Raption 50 series increases its uptime and the availability for users thanks to its functioning in state-of-the-art modular power technology with four individual power packs delivering 12.5kW each. Traditionally, rapid chargers operate via a single power pack, rendering a charger out of use if the power unit fails but the Raption 50 continues charging EVs at a lower output by drawing power from the functioning packs. Furthermore, due to its modular technology, Raption series also offers flexibility through scalable power so if a local power network does not support rapid charging or if a user only needs to draw 25kW of power it may adjust the supply. On the contrary, taking into account the future EV growing battery demands, Raption 50 is able to scale the chargers back up to deliver more power.
High performance without renouncing design
Designed specially to be placed where vehicles need to be ready to continue their journey in less than half an hour, such as fuel stations, road-side rest areas or airports, among others, the new unit completes an 80% charge in 30 minutes with simultaneous charging for two EVs at 50kW DC and 43kW AC. Despite its high performance, Raption 50 Series is smaller and slimmer than its predecessors.
In fact, its external appearance is one of its strengths. It has a sophisticated and slim enclosure but at the same time it is robust and ensures high durability. For this reason, this new series is ideal for any type of site, from the most stylish urban areas to industrial sites.
User and operator friendly
Another key attribute of the new Raption 50 is its usability. It has been developed with inputs from customers so it meets all their needs. For example, it includes a user friendly and ultra-fast 8” touchscreen daily readable with multiple language options; an inbuilt courtesy light for better visibility at night and/or secure charging connector holsters that can only be unlocked from the charging station with a verified RFID card or with the backend authenticate protocol, reducing damage to the equipment through improper use or vandalism. In addition, the Raption 50 emits no audible high frequency noise and the height of connectors/display has been adapted for handicapped. Due to all these reasons, user satisfaction increases considerably as well as operator’s.