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Efacec introducing small “semi-fast” 24 kW DC charger

Efacec introducing small “semi-fast” 24 kW DC charger

Efacec will be presenting a new DC charger at eCarTec 2014 in Munich this October. The new 24 kW QC24S is targeted at the semi-fast charging of any CCS car, such as those from VW, BMW, Daimler, or GM. A CHAdeMO version will also be launched near the end of this year.

The new QC24S has been designed to serve both European and North American markets. The European model is powered by 3 phase 400 V or single phase 230 V and has a combo2 plug. The North American version is equipped with a combo1 plug and is designed to be powered by either 3 phase 208 V or single phase 240 V.

This is an important advantage compared to other units that need 480 V, 3 phase for this lower power output of 24 kW, Efacec said. The housing is 100% aluminum construction, with a polycarbonate front panel. The unit weighs just 55 kg and can be wall or pedestal mounted indoors or outdoors. Its dimensions are 904 mm W x 330 mm D x 415 mm H ( 35.6″ W x 13″ D x 16.3″ H).

This new product is a breakthrough and will be a huge contributor to the adoption of EVs, being an affordable charger like never before in the market. We have invested heavily during this last year in developing this new concept and in its design to make it easily integrated in any network. We have also extended our slogan “choose the color of your energy” even further by offering the possibility to customize the front panel to any customer, with a stylish design and attractive look.

Efacec says that its QC50 and QC45 are still the best option for fast charging an EV, since they deliver 50 kW and can be equipped with multi-standard outputs: in Europe CHAdeMO + CCS + AC3phase; in the US CHAdeMO + CCS. They can be integrated into any network without the requirement of having an “efacec cloud” in the middle. They are also among the smallest footprint and volume in the market.

Efacec’s QC20 is an option for public semi-fast charging at 20 kW, as it has all the features of the fast chargers at a lower cost—i.e., the multi-standard possibility, and being able to integrate directly into any network. It runs on 400 V in Europe and on 208 V in the US.