Liquid cooled high power charging solutions

24th July 2018
Source: ITT Cannon
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Liquid cooled high power charging solutions

It has been announced that ITT Cannon has extended its contract with Efacec Electric Mobility. Efacec has been a longstanding partner of ITT Cannon, and will now use its High Power Charging (HPC) solution, comprised of a connector, cable and cooling unit, to power highway based EV charging stations across the United States and Europe.

Pedro Silva, Managing Director of Efacec Electric Mobility, stated: “As greater adoption of electric vehicles accelerates, so does the need for fast, efficient and easy to use charging solutions. We needed a connector and cable solution flexible and lightweight enough for anyone to use, with outstanding heat dissipation that leads to minimal temperature increase. We chose ITT Cannon’s HPC solution because of its superior ergonomic design and performance.”

The DC liquid cooled HPC solution enables charging up to 20mi of range per minute of charge at 350kW, which is seven times faster than today’s 50kW DC chargers. As part of the extended collaboration, ITT Cannon and Efacec are currently testing a 500kW solution, further pushing the limits of speed and innovation.

The design concept on the DC liquid-cooled HPC solution utilises a dielectric cooling liquid that runs from the cable throughout the connector’s contact system resulting in high heat dissipation performance. The dielectric fluid is extremely safe with minimal environmental impact, and the weight optimised cable design and minimised cable diameter make it ergonomic, light and easy to use. ITT Cannon’s DC liquid cooled HPC solution is available in CCS1 and CCS2 variants for North American and European markets respectively.

Anh Phan, Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, ITT Connect and Control Technologies, added: “At ITT Cannon, we take pride in being the go-to provider for high power charging solutions that are easy to use and get people back on the road quickly. We’re thrilled to partner with Efacec to make ultra-fast charging accessible to the growing number of EV drivers.”

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