ChargeX at eMove360°
The spectrum of topics at "eMove360°" ranged from charging infrastructure to e-mobility: The focus of the trade show, which took place from October 13-17 in Munich, was on Charging & Energy, battery technology, automated driving, and e-mobility in the commercial vehicle sector. These topics were also the focus of the Future Mobility Conference, which was an accompanying English-language high-tech congress held in parallel on all three days of the trade show.
Over the three days, around 300 national and international exhibitors presented their products and developments to more than 10,000 visitors. Michael Birchie, Sales Manager at Lacon, visited the event for us: "Electromobility is a key element in achieving climate targets and reducing fossil fuel consumption in transport. And the prerequisite for the success of electromobility is an appropriate charging infrastructure that provides the power and flexibility consumers need."
Plug&Charge, bidirectional and intelligent charging, simple installation and commissioning even for the layman, or the avoidance of EMC are therefore also some of the trend topics that are becoming increasingly important when it comes to charging infrastructure.
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) plays an increasing role in protecting vehicle electronics and the power grid due to the high amounts of energy used in fast charging systems. Other challenges for the charging infrastructure include the limited power grid and the shortage of skilled workers in the electrical trade, which also hinders rapid expansion.
In response to these challenges, Munich-based charging solution specialist ChargeX already presented a new version of its modular AC charging system - which, by the way, is produced by Lacon - at the IAA in September. The intelligent multiple socket for e-cars enables the installation of up to nine additional charging points in a matter of seconds and, thanks to "Plug Yourself", is now also possible for non-professionals in the new AqueductNEO variant without separate commissioning by an electrician. The framework conditions for do-it-yourself installation and commissioning are created by safety features such as residual current detection (AC and DC), automated safety checks and the so-called "unmount detection" (dead switch).
Aqueduct is the world's only intelligent and patented multiple charging point for electric cars.Instead of one charging point per vehicle, the point offers multiple charging points. This not only increases the number of possible charging stations around a charging pole, but also reduces the investment costs for the charging infrastructure at the same time. The expansion of a permanently installed start module to a total of 10 charging stations is easily possible thanks to the plug & play installation concept.
Michael Berchie: "The easier it becomes to expand the charging infrastructure in the exact locations where vehicles are normally parked, allowing charging to be integrated into the natural daily routine, the faster the expansion will occur."
In the video, Lukas Bobinger, Head of Digital Services at ChargeX, gives a brief outline of the new AqueductNEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSTRDKTZ_CQ