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ABB first to achieve new European charging point certification

The independent facility, appointed as Europe’s first certification house for charging points in March, has a simulator which can test 140 different items over three-hour process and validate units using the Combined Charging System (CCS), CHAdeMO and AC Mode 3 standards.

ABB’s units feature connectors to suit all three, and were designed to meet the Multi Outlet Charger Configuration Agreement (MOCCA) spec, which sets guidelines for integrating more than one standard into a single unit.

The Swiss-Swedish power and automation technology group is also the first European manufacturer to meet the new CHAdeMO 1.0 charging standard – set in Japan – including stricter standards for charger isolation and power quality, and backwards compatibility testing with CHAdeMO 0.9 vehicles conducted with car manufacturers.

Wil van Gils, vice president , R&D of ABB EV Charging Infrastructure, said: ‘ABB has chosen to avoid rushing products to market and rather focus on pushing appropriate certification to ensure the necessary quality, reliability and safety for a professional EV charging network. We are very proud to be the first with Chademo1.0 certification outside Japan and to be the first to have passed all relevant compliance verifications with European and Japanese cars.’

 

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