CHARX protect – surge protection for charging stations and home chargers

Surge protection for charging stations and home chargers

With CHARX protect, you can protect charging stations and electric cars against damage from surge voltage caused by lightning strikes or switching operations in the grid. We can provide you with various protective device types for a comprehensive protection concept to ensure that your charging infrastructure remains available at all times – at any time of the day or night, and in any weather.

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Your advantages

  • Complete protection for your charging infrastructure thanks to the comprehensive product range
  • Uninterrupted continuation of the charging process with a protected power supply
  • Protection for the connected e-vehicle with a safe surge protection concept

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Surge protection box for retrofitting for home chargers

Surge protection box for retrofitting

Optimum protection for home chargers and electric vehicles

Even though the main distribution box already has surge protection, it often provides insufficient protection in the case of long cable routes to the home charger. CHARX protect retrofit can be retrofitted easily in the carport and reliably protects the charging station and electric car from expensive damage.

Main features

  • Suitable for home chargers with a charging power from 11 to 22 kW
  • IP65 housing with transparent cover and cable glands
  • Pluggable type 2 surge protection with status indicator and floating remote indication contact
  • Nominal voltage: 230/400 V AC
  • Nominal current: 32 A (at 6 mm²)
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 130 mm x 180 mm x 111 mm

Your Advantages

  • Prevention of costly damage to the charging station and vehicle
  • Flexible selection of cable cross-sections with a variable sealing area
  • Tool-free Push-in connection technology saves time during installation
  • No additional installation material required with through-wiring
  • Weather-resistant, robust, and shockproof in accordance with impact protection rating IK08

Electric car and home charger in the carport during a thunderstorm

Charging without risk With our comprehensive protection concept

A charging station for electric vehicles is as complex as the vehicle itself: From the power supply and the charging controller to the cables for Ethernet communication, there are many sensitive components. They need to be protected to ensure a long service life and that the charging process is uninterrupted. A comprehensive protection concept therefore consists of three areas:

Feed-in protection: Type 2 protective devices and type 1+2 combined lightning current and surge arresters protect feed-in against dangerous surge voltages that may be caused by lightning strikes and switching operations in the grid.

Protection for 12 and 24 V devices: With type 3 surge arresters, you can ensure the long-term function of the numerous sensitive components with 12 or 24 V supply voltage.

Protection for communication: Components for communication are usually connected via Ethernet and should also be protected.

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Experience now in 3D

Take a look at the CHARX protect basic type 2 protective devices in the greatest level of detail. The product can be viewed from any angle using free zoom and rotate functions.

Electrician in front of home charger shows surge protection box for retrofitting

The retrofit solution for home chargers CHARX protect retrofit

Even though the main distribution box already has surge protection, the protective effect is often insufficient for long lines to the home charger. Due to its weatherproof and shockproof IP65 housing, CHARX protect retrofit can be easily installed in a carport under or even next to the home charger.

The integrated type 2 protective device reliably protects home chargers with charging powers of 11 to 22 kW and the connected electric vehicles against expensive damage due to voltage peaks that can be caused by lightning strikes or switching operations in the supply grid.

To match the existing cable routing, the feeding AC cable can be fed into the housing either at the top or at the bottom. Internal wiring is particularly fast with the push-in connection.

What happens to a home charger when lightning strikes?

Comparison of our surge protective devices Decide which protective device suits your application

 

CHARX protect basic
CHARX protect advanced
CHARX protect retrofit
CHARX protect basic

CHARX protect advanced

CHARX protect retrofit

Application AC feed-in protection (type 2) AC feed-in protection
including lightning protection (type 1/2)
AC feed-in protection (type 2)
for external retrofit
To the product To the product To the product

 

 

FLT-MB
VAL-MS-BE-PCB-FM
VAL-MB-DC
PLT-SEC
FLT-MB

VAL-MS-BE-PCB-FM

VAL-MB-DC

PLT-SEC

Application AC feed-in protection
incl. lightning protection and
protection of 12/24 V devices (type 1+2+3)
AC feed-in protection
including lightning protection (type 1/2)
for PCB mounting
protection of DC feed-in (type 2) protection of 12/24 V devices (type 3)
To the product To the product To the product To the product

 

 

PP-RJ
DATATRAB-LAN
DATATRAB-TELE
TERMITRAB complete
PP-RJ

DATATRAB-LAN

DATATRAB-TELE

TERMITRAB complete

Application Protecting the Ethernet communication
as patch panel
Protecting the Ethernet communication
as intermediate plug
Protection for SHDSL communication
as intermediate plug
Telecommunications protection
(e.g., CAN)
To the product To the product To the product To the product

Your personal contact person

For all queries regarding our products and solutions

Terence Hall
Terence Hall
Electric Vehicle & Charging Specialist
+61 417 486 591
I will be happy to advise you on your charging infrastructure project.
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