CHARX control professional – DC charging controller for fast charging stations

DC charging controllers for fast charging stations

The freely programmable CHARX control professional and CHARX control integrated DC charging controllers provide the intelligence for modern charging stations for mode 4 fast charging in accordance with IEC 61851-23. They communicate with the electric vehicle, monitor the charging process, control parameters such as the charging current, and handle additional tasks as an option.

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Your advantages

[x]- 19-inch charging controller combines all functions in one device

  • 19-inch system with fast connection simplifies installation and maintenance
  • Flexible use with free choice of programming in accordance with IEC 61131
  • Reduced programming work with preassembled function blocks
  • Easy system integration with comprehensive interfaces

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Power control module for 19" charging stations

Power control module for 19" charging stations

Design modular DC charging infrastructure

CHARX control integrated combines all functions for controlling and monitoring your 19" charging station. The control module manages up to five 30 kW power modules for fast DC charging up to 150 kW. It simplifies the planning, installation, and maintenance of your charging station.

Main features

  • 19" standard, three rack units
  • Five DC inputs: 0 A … 150 A, 0 V … 1,000 V
  • One DC output: 0 A … 500 A, 0 V … 1,000 V
  • Nominal DC output power: 150 kW
  • Integrated functions: charging controller, cellular modem, insulation monitoring, power contactors, fuse, surge protection, 24 V power supply

Your Advantages

  • Efficient and space-saving, as all functions are combined in one highly integrated device
  • Fast installation and maintenance with 19" standard and Push-in fast connection
  • Compliant with European safety and EMC standards in accordance with EN 61000
  • Flexible use with free choice of charging controller programming in accordance with IEC 61131
  • Easy system integration and remote access with comprehensive interfaces

Overview of DC charging controllers Our two control solutions in comparison

CHARX control integrated
CHARX control professional
CHARX control integrated

CHARX control professional

Application and mounting type Slide-in and fast connection in a 19" rack charging station – all necessary components integrated Classic mounting in the DIN rail-based charging station – individual design-in possible
Integrated functions Charging controller, cellular modem, insulation monitoring, contactors, fuse, surge protection DC charging controller, cellular modem
Integrated interfaces IEC 61851-23, OCPP, TCP/IP, RS-485, CAN bus, I/Os, SD card, SIM card, emergency switching off, 230 V for fan IEC 61851-23, IEC 61851-1, CHAdeMO, OCPP, TCP/IP, RS-232, RS-485, CAN bus, I/Os, SD card, SIM card
Supported charging points 1x DC 1x DC, 1x AC
Supported DC charging power 150 kW Unlimited
Freely programmable in accordance with IEC 61131
Dimensions (W x H x D) 483 mm x 134 mm x 550 mm (3 RU in 19" standard) 285 mm x 158 mm x 70 mm
Directly to the product Directly to the product

Corresponding accessories Add additional functions, depending on your requirements

 

DC energy meter for charging compliant with calibration laws
Cellular antenna
SD card with license for PC Worx function blocks
DC energy meter for charging compliant with calibration laws

Cellular antenna

SD card with license for PC Worx function blocks

To the product To the product To the product

Product video 19-inch system

The modular 19-inch system in detail Implement quick rack mounting of your DC charging stations

The CHARX system in a standard 19-inch format consists of several coordinated modules for distributing, transforming, and controlling the charging current: The new distribution module CHARX power distribute, the new control module power module CHARX control integrated, and the CHARX power basic power modules can be combined to suit any charging situation.

Compared to classic assembly with DIN rail components, the modular setup significantly reduces the complexity of a DC charging station and enables modules to be installed and replaced quickly.

Interactive image map: The modular CHARX system for 19" rack mounting
Power control module
CHARX control integrated combines all functions required to control and monitor your 19" charging station. The control module manages up to five 30 kW power modules for fast DC charging up to 150 kW. It simplifies the planning, installation, and maintenance of your charging station, because it combines all the necessary components, such as charging controller, insulation monitoring, power contactors, fuse, 24 V auxiliary power supply and many other components. They make fan control of the control cabinet, temperature measurement, and output voltage measurement, for example, possible. The module also features extensive communication interfaces for easy system integration and remote access.
Directly to the control module
Distribution module
CHARX power distribute supplies AC mains voltage to up to five power modules in your 19" fast charging station. It also supplies power to the control module. Integrated surge protection, miniature circuit breakers, and overheating protection ensure maximum safety for all downstream modules and conductors. This enables the fused connection of power modules of overvoltage category II.
Directly to the distribution module
Power modules
The highly efficient CHARX power basic fast-charging modules, allow more economic operation of your DC charging infrastructure.They convert AC mains power into the DC power needed for e-vehicle fast charging. The compact 19″ rack modules can be installed directly in the charging station and interconnected in any way in accordance with power requirements.
Directly to the AC/DC power module
Interconnect up to five power modules
With the modular design of a 19" charging station, a charging power of up to 150 kW can be realized by interconnecting up to five 30 kW power modules.
Fast-connection technology
The Push-in fast connection and the T-LOX knee-lever connection allow the use of stripped or ferruled conductor ends, ensuring fast installation and easy maintenance.
Space-saving, efficient design
Especially for charging stations in urban locations, the space requirement is a key factor. Other comparable systems with an identical charging power have a significantly higher space requirement and require additional wiring work.
Comprehensive interfaces
Easily connect your peripheral devices such as the charging cable, touch panels, RFID readers, status LEDs, and power electronics with CCS, CAN bus, OCPP, TCP/IP, RS-485, and I/Os communication interfaces.
Freely programmable in accordance with IEC 61131
The CHARX control integrated control module is extremely flexible in use and features free programming in accordance with IEC 61131, giving you the ability to fully customize the software and user interface of your charging station.
3D View

Experience now in 3D

Take a look at the 19-inch CHARX control integrated control module in precise detail. The product can be viewed from any angle using free zoom and rotate functions.

Fast installation of a DC charging station with the 19-inch system

The controller for the DIN rail in detail Discover the versatile interfaces of CHARX control professional

Interactive image map: CHARX control professional DC charging controller
Cellular interface
To use functions such as user management, billing, and remote diagnostics, use the integrated cellular interface to connect the charging controller to a backend system via OCPP (Open Charge Point Protocol).
Ethernet interfaces
You can use the two Ethernet ports for visualization of the charging process on a touch panel, for programming via PC Worx, and for integration into a charging and load management system.
Status LEDs
See the status of the charging controller and data traffic on the communication interfaces at a glance via the LEDs. The LEDs can also be used for error diagnostics.
SD card slot
Here you can insert an SD card (available separately) that contains the user license for ready-made PC Worx programming blocks. The SD card can also be used to store logged charging processes and to transfer the controller configuration to other charging controllers.
AC charging interface
To ensure a standard-compliant AC charging process, the controller exchanges the necessary charging parameters with the vehicle via the AC charging interface in accordance with IEC 61851-1.
CCS charging interface
To enable standard-compliant DC fast charging, the controller exchanges the necessary charging parameters in accordance with DIN SPEC 70121 with the vehicle via the CCS charging interface in accordance with IEC 61851-23.
Control of the power electronics
The necessary charging parameters, such as current, voltage, and power, are communicated to the power electronics via the CAN bus interface. To reduce your engineering outlay, we provide ready-made PC Worx function blocks for the CHARX power power modules.
Energy meter connection
To measure energy consumption and bill charging processes precisely, connect AC and DC energy meters via the RS-232 and RS-485 serial interfaces.
RFID reader integration
An RFID card reader can be connected via RS-232 or RS-485 so that users can authorize the charging process – either with a backend system or using the local RFID allowlist.
Digital I/Os
Additional customer-specific components, such as the control of the DC contactors, evaluation of the insulation monitor, monitoring of the door locking mechanism, or activation of charging status LEDs, can be connected via 16 digital inputs and outputs respectively.
The charging controller is programmed by a person using ready-made function blocks in PC Worx

A wide range of possible applications Freely programmable in accordance with IEC 61131

CHARX control professional and CHARX control integrated can be freely programmed for your specific charging application in accordance with IEC 61131.

This makes it a versatile charging controller for the widest possible range of applications. This gives you the ability to fully customize the software and user interface of your charging station.

You can reduce the engineering work required with the ready-made PC Worx function blocks for vehicle communication in accordance with DIN SPEC 70121.

Your personal contact person

For all queries regarding our products and solutions

Gary Chater
Gary Chater
Industry Manager for E-Mobility and Transport Infrastructure
+44 7798 561832
I will be happy to advise you on your charging infrastructure project.
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