CHARX control modular – AC charging controllers for charging stations and home chargers

AC charging controllers for charging stations and home charging points

The CHARX control modular AC charging controllers are the centerpiece of an intelligent and sustainable charging infrastructure for mode 3 electric car charging. The controllers are equipped with comprehensive features and interfaces in a compact, modular housing. With the open Linux platform, they are ready for IoT applications, Smart Services, and Sector Coupling. The scalable portfolio covers all charging applications – from home chargers to parking garages.

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Your advantages

  • Full range of functions with a compact design taking up just 18.8 or 37.6 mm
  • Intelligent and communicative through support for all common protocols and interfaces
  • Quick and tool-free installation with pluggable Push-in front connections
  • Easy startup with Plug and Play and convenient configuration via web-based management
  • Flexible scaling and extension of charging parks with alignable controller modules
  • Realization of customer-specific software with an open Linux platform

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Calibration law package for AC charging controllers
Calibration law package for AC charging controllers
Bill charging processes in accordance with measurement and calibration law

With the CHARX control modular AC charging controllers, calibration-compliant billing is now easily possible: A coordinated, pre-certified package of a built-in display, signing energy meter, controller software, and documentation makes it easier to calibrate your charging stations quickly and cost-effectively.

These are the main features

  • Faster and more cost-effective calibration of your customer application
  • All necessary hardware and software components from a single source
  • Complete documentation with description, parts lists, and 3D models
  • Test reports on the VDE-approved sample application

These are the advantages

  • Controller software compliant with calibration law
  • Signing energy meter (40 A, 3 phases, MID approval, accuracy class B, Modbus/RTU, 53.6 mm wide)
  • Built-in display for charging stations (capacitive LCD multi-touch, 4.3 inches, 480 x 272 pixels, 130.04 mm x 88.86 mm)
  • Pre-certified sample application

Presentation by our Product Manager

Presentation of the CHARX control modular charging controllers
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The controller for a smart charging infrastructure Discover the CHARX control modular

Collage with charging controller CHARX control modular featuring various application areas and interfaces
1000 class of the controller family CHARX control modular with numerous interfaces
3000 class of the controller family CHARX control modular
Collage with charging controller CHARX control modular featuring various application areas and interfaces

Coupling various sectors and stakeholders, such as power grids, buildings, local generators, charging stations, and electric vehicles, is becoming ever more important for the future of e-mobility.

Communication is therefore the key to sustainable and integrated e-mobility infrastructure that is based on renewable energies. This includes, for example, the integration of the e-vehicles into the smart grid or smart home, efficient and user-friendly business processes, and device and patch management concept for charging park operators.

All these services require secure communication based on various protocols. With the new CHARX control modular generation of controllers, its open Linux platform, and Phoenix Contact's application expertise, you are ideally prepared for these challenges.

1000 class of the controller family CHARX control modular with numerous interfaces

The 1000-class controller, with a housing width of just 18.8 mm, provides you with all interfaces and functions necessary for a standards-compliant charging process:

  • Charging socket or charging cable
  • Contactor
  • RFID identification
  • Energy measurement
  • Residual current monitoring
  • Charging connector release in the event of mains failure
  • Freely configurable I/Os, for example, for LED control

The 1000-class controller can therefore be used without difficulty as a stand-alone controller for single charging points. Or you can align it next to a 3000-class controller to extend this with up to 12 charging points.

3000 class of the controller family CHARX control modular

With an overall width of just 37.6 mm, the 3000 class provides you with a smart controller with all functions and full connectivity:

  • Ethernet and 4G cellular communication
  • Dynamic charging and load management
  • Backend integration via Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP)
  • Vehicle-to-grid communication in accordance with ISO 15118
  • Open Linux platform for customer applications

Manage up to 48 charging points with a 3000-class controller. Higher-level systems for billing and building management can be seamlessly connected via Modbus/TCP or MQTT.

Product video AC charging controllers

CHARX control modular charging controllers
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3D product view
Experience all details in 3D
View the CHARX control modular 3150 in the greatest level of detail. The product can be viewed freely from all angles using the zoom and rotate functions.
To the 3D product view
CHARX control modular 3150 in the 3D product view

Easy handling From installation through to maintenance

When developing CHARX control modular, we focused on maximum user friendliness and intuitive handling. The modular system architecture provides you with high flexibility in realizing your application.

Modules snapped onto the DIN rail
Snapped on modules are automatically detected in the network
Control modules are wired using Push-in connection technology
Fast and tool-free wiring of the modules with Push-in connection
Man configuring CHARX control modular in web-based management system
Easy and intuitive configuration in the web-based management system
Fast module replacement of the CHARX control modular using a screwdriver due to Lock and Release technology
Fast module replacement in the event of maintenance with Lock and Release technology

Scalable for any charging application From a home charger to a parking garage

Take a look at how versatile using CHARX control modular for various applications can be and how the system can be tailored precisely to your requirements.

The example integration of the 1000-class controller for a single home charger without communication link
Carport: Single home charger without communication link
Example integration of the 3100-class controller in a single charging point with wireless backend integration in a Smart City
Smart City: single charging point with wireless backend integration
The example integration of a double charging station consisting of one 3100-class and one 1000-class controller in a company: three double charging points with backend connection and terminal
Company: Three double charging points with backend connection and terminal
One 3000-class controller and eleven 1000-class controllers are connected via DIN rail connector to form a cluster of 12 charging points: 48 charging points with central control cabinet and backend connection
Parking garage: 48 charging points with central control cabinet and backend connection

Overview of modular AC charging controllers

CHARX control modular at a glance:

CHARX control modular 1000

CHARX control modular 3000

CHARX control modular 3100

CHARX control modular 3150 ¹

Width 18.8 mm 37.6 mm 37.6 mm 37.6 mm
Purpose Client, stand-alone Server, client, stand-alone Server, client, stand-alone Server, client, stand-alone
Residual current monitoring, connector release in the event of mains failure, energy meter connection, RFID reader connection, I/Os
Linux, Ethernet, backend integration, load management
4G/2G cellular communication
ISO 15118 communication
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¹ Also available without 4G/2G cellular communication (CHARX control modular 3050).

Overview of accessories

Suitable accessories for CHARX control modular:

RFID reader in IP65 housing

RFID reader as PCB

Residual current monitoring module

Mounting type For mounting from the outside, e.g. in charging stations with metal housing For internal mounting, e.g. in charging stations with plastic housing For overhung mounting with cable feed-through
Available packaging units 1 piece 1 piece, 10 pieces 1 piece, 10 pieces
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Overview of classic AC charging controllers

We will continue to carry our classic charging controllers in our range:

CHARX control basic

CHARX control basic

CHARX control advanced

CHARX control advanced plus xp

Design Printed circuit board DIN rail housings DIN rail housings DIN rail housings
Width 120 mm 124 mm 72 mm 162 mm
Application Single charging points Single charging points Networked charging points Networked charging points with backend integration
Connector release in the event of mains failure
Residual current monitoring
Ethernet, energy meter connection
3G/2G cellular communication, RFID reader connection, backend connection, load management
Directly to product (example) Directly to product (example) Directly to product Directly to product (example)
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