ABB launched the Terra SC (Smart Connect) cost effective direct current (DC) charger specifically designed for convenient fast charging in commercial and office areas throughout North America.
The Terra SC will be available for delivery in the Americas in the second quarter. Initial shipments will support the CHAdeMO fast charging standard, with SAE / Combined Charging System units available later this year.
The Terra SC fully charges an electric car in 30 to 120 minutes, while the driver attends a business meeting, goes to the movies or enjoys a meal. The Terra SC is also ideal for people who want to keep driving but don’t necessarily need a full charge: it can charge the battery of currently available EVs from 30% to 80% in less than half an hour.
More applications include workplaces, fleet operators, parking operators, rental companies, car dealerships, shopping malls, and the EV infrastructure service providers who serve those applications.
Through the use of open standards, the ABB DC chargers have the ability to integrate seamlessly into existing AC charging networks.
The Terra SC is a web-connected charger that includes a full range of connectivity features, including remote assistance, management and servicing, with smart software upgradeability. Its key optional features include RFiD and PIN code authorization, as well as a web-based statistics module with data per user to support energy usage reporting. ABB’s connectivity suite supports all existing and future connection standards within the same network, and immediate “plug-and-play” functionality using the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP).
ABB also offers an en-route fast charger, the Terra 51, targeted mainly for applications which require the fastest charge possible, offering a 15-30 minute “charge and go” service.