Core Solutions ‘charging’ into the future

Intelligent development for electric vehicles...

An increasing number of preparing for the ban that will be European countries are enforced in 2030. 2019 has already currently implementing seen a significant increase in the policies to ban the sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles, as part of a major strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment. For instance, in Norway, the National Transportation Plan requires that by 2025, all new passenger cars should be zero emission vehicles. This has obviously drawn attention onto electric and hybrid vehicles and the infrastructure that is required to charge them.

In Ireland, by 2025, at least one recharging point will be required at new non-residential buildings with more than 10 parking spaces, purchase of electric cars over the UK (+60.2% new electric car registrations YTD*) and Ireland (1,902 new EVs registrations YTD which is already way above the total number of 1,233 EVs registered for the whole 2018 **). Despite a proliferation of private and public charge points across the island of Ireland, their number still isn’t sufficient to supply the EV float currently in circulation (1,200 Ireland- wide vs 12,000 in Norway).

To ensure compliance is reached in time, businesses, parking owners and landlords also need to get ready to meet the ever-rising demand from EV users. As EVs become more and more popular, the market is now awash with companies offering electric vehicle chargers.

There are three essential things to look at when picking the right EV charging system:

  • Make sure it is CE marked which is the manufacturer guarantees that the product meets requirements stipulated by the authorities.
  • Each connection point for AC charging must be individually protected by current-based earth fault protection with a trip threshold not exceeding 30 mA (safety requirement). Therefore, EV chargers should have inbuilt earth fault protection to prevent people from getting an electric shock if there is a fault in an electrical installation or equipment connected to it.
  • Type B protection is smarter and more immune than a charging station with Type A protection and DC current detection. Type A protection is not guaranteed to function at DC currents exceeding 6 mA. It is recommended your EV charger infrastructure be equipped with type B. Core Solutions has developed a unique electric vehicle charging system. Combining the innovative Woertz flat cables and the most advanced charging station solution on the market, Zaptec ZapCharger Pro, they create an elaborate system suitable for your parking needs.

Step 1
The system is built on an intelligent cabling system which uses flat cables to create a distribution circuit that seamlessly connects all the stations in place of conventional wiring. Only one single cable with electricity and communications for all charging stations, is required to make EV charging available for all users. No cable interruption, no stripping, no waste, less containment, no special tools required therefore avoiding any phase crossing mistake. Just a flexible, extendable and easy to install infrastructure which evolves as you need.

Step 2
The wall- or column-mounted charging station’s clippable backplates are installed and plugged / connected to the flat cables as needed which means customers can choose the most optimal solution for their own scaling needs. A single 63A 3 phase circuit can support the charge of up to 100 electric cars over a 24 hour period.

Step 3
Once the infrastructure is installed, charging stations can be added with branching boxes at any location. Installation can be done by non-certified personnel on the existing infrastructure, providing total flexibility and cost- efficiency.

Step 4
The existing installation can be scaled with charging stations at no extra work or investment in the fuse cabinet, cabling or extra equipment. New charging points are simply connected to the existing infrastructure.

Step 5
The hardware is connected to a cloud solution for advanced configuration, monitoring, load balancing algorithms and more. Users of different levels get free access to these functionalities through a portal. If a single charging station is shared by multiple users, user authentication can be configured using RFID tags or an app. This administrator tool helps save on operational costs for energy- and power-based tariffs and ensures a fair use for everyone.

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