The specialist in power management applications Eaton presented a number of private and business solutions, xChargeIn, for charging electric vehicles. These solutions can also eventually become part of a system for intelligent energy management via home automation.
The xChargeIn charging systems now presented are supplied in four specific series, including for private homes, but also large-scale charging systems for business premises and parking garages.
The A Series is Eaton’s base charging station and is designed for single-phase connection to homes, among others. The maximum payload of the A Series is 7.4 kW. The X-series also offers all the functionalities of the A-series and can be integrated with external systems such as Eaton’s xComfort home automation system.
The operation and control of these charging systems are possible with RFID or key identification. The X-series can be connected both single-phase (230VAC) and three-phase (400VAC) and has a maximum payload of 7.4 kW (single-phase) or 22 kW (three-phase).
Business charging systems
The M and S Series offer all the features of the X Series. UDP and OCCP are also supported. The S-series then functions as a slave unit in the network and the M-series as a master unit. Up to 15 S-series charging points can be connected to a network with an M-series unit as the master. Each unit in the network is then assigned its own available load capacity by the master.
The combination of the xChargeIn M and S-series has been specially designed for professional use, for example in public car parks. Both series are also available as Measuring Instruments Directive (MIS) versions that allow for accurate tracking of energy consumption and, if necessary, billing per charge.
Coupling with home automation system
The now presented X, S and M series charging stations can be controlled by an integrated X1/X2 switching input via the manufacturer’s xComfort home automation system. Via the Smart Home Controller application and pre-selected xComfort components, the charging station can also become part of an intelligent energy management function in, for example, private homes.This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.