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New charger controller for electric vehicle charging points

The Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its range for system vendors offering electric vehicle charging points. The CM-230 charger controller from the Siplus ECC (Electrical Charging Components) range is the central component for standard-compliant design of electric vehicle charging posts.

The device enables mode 3 charging in accordance with IEC 61851-1 and is equipped with an Ethernet communication interface. This means the charger controller can communicate easily with a higher-level control system or the other components in a charging point such as a panel for entering user details or displaying the charging procedure. The charge current can be set within the range from 6 to 80 amps. The device is designed for a supply voltage of 24 V DC.

Charger controllers are the core components of electric vehicle charging points. They control the power arm of the charging post, monitor the charging cable, and communicate with the electric vehicle. The CM-100 and CM-230 charger controllers belong to the new Siemens Siplus ECC product family, which enables simple implementation of applications for charging electric vehicles. The Siemens Siplus ECC range also includes pre-installed, tested and ready-to-use function units for integration into electric vehicle charging solutions. With these, system vendors can implement a complete charging solution at low cost, and then expand it with their own individual metering and billing system, for example.

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, lighting and building technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 204,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry posted sales of around €35 billion in fiscal year 2010.

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 33,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation posted sales of €6.2 billion in fiscal year 2010.

Reference Number: IIA2011032522e

Gerhard Stauss | Siemens Industry
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