CHARX connect – DC charging cables for fast charging stations

DC charging cables for home chargers and fast charging stations

The CHARX connect DC charging cables are used for fast DC electric vehicle charging. In addition to type 1 and type 2 CCS charging connectors, we also provide the GB/T standard for China. Our portfolio is split up into different performance classes and thus offers the right charging cable for every application – from DC home chargers to HPC charging parks.

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CHARX PT2C-DC375-10,0MES00P - DC charging cable
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CHARX connect professional, HPC DC charging cable, with vehicle charging connector and open cable end, for charging electric vehicles (EV) with direct current (DC), supports four-conductor measurement technology, with analog temperature sensors, with replaceable mating face frame, with replaceable DC power contacts, with connected PP contact, CCS type 2, based on IEC 62196-3, 375 A / 1000 V (DC), PHOENIX CONTACT logo, cable: 10 m, black, straight

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CHARX PT2C-DC375-7,0MES00P - DC charging cable
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CHARX connect professional, HPC DC charging cable, with vehicle charging connector and open cable end, for charging electric vehicles (EV) with direct current (DC), supports four-conductor measurement technology, with analog temperature sensors, with replaceable mating face frame, with replaceable DC power contacts, with connected PP contact, CCS type 2, based on IEC 62196-3, 375 A / 1000 V (DC), PHOENIX CONTACT logo, cable: 7 m, black, straight

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CHARX PT2C-DC375-6,0MES00P - DC charging cable
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CHARX connect professional, HPC DC charging cable, with vehicle charging connector and open cable end, for charging electric vehicles (EV) with direct current (DC), supports four-conductor measurement technology, with analog temperature sensors, with replaceable mating face frame, with replaceable DC power contacts, with connected PP contact, CCS type 2, based on IEC 62196-3, 375 A / 1000 V (DC), PHOENIX CONTACT logo, cable: 6 m, black, straight

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CHARX connect professional, HPC DC charging cable, with vehicle charging connector and open cable end, for charging electric vehicles (EV) with direct current (DC), supports four-conductor measurement technology, with analog temperature sensors, with replaceable mating face frame, with replaceable DC power contacts, with connected PP contact, CCS type 2, based on IEC 62196-3, 375 A / 1000 V (DC), PHOENIX CONTACT logo, cable: 6.5 m, black, straight

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CHARX PT2C-DC375-4,0MES00P - DC charging cable
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CHARX connect professional, HPC DC charging cable, with vehicle charging connector and open cable end, for charging electric vehicles (EV) with direct current (DC), supports four-conductor measurement technology, with analog temperature sensors, with replaceable mating face frame, with replaceable DC power contacts, with connected PP contact, CCS type 2, based on IEC 62196-3, 375 A / 1000 V (DC), PHOENIX CONTACT logo, cable: 4 m, black, straight

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CHARX connect professional, HPC DC charging cable, with vehicle charging connector and open cable end, for charging electric vehicles (EV) with direct current (DC), supports four-conductor measurement technology, with analog temperature sensors, with replaceable mating face frame, with replaceable DC power contacts, with connected PP contact, CCS type 2, based on IEC 62196-3, 375 A / 1000 V (DC), PHOENIX CONTACT logo, cable: 7.5 m, black, straight

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CHARX PT2C-DC375-8,0MES00P - DC charging cable
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CHARX connect professional, HPC DC charging cable, with vehicle charging connector and open cable end, for charging electric vehicles (EV) with direct current (DC), supports four-conductor measurement technology, with analog temperature sensors, with replaceable mating face frame, with replaceable DC power contacts, with connected PP contact, CCS type 2, based on IEC 62196-3, 375 A / 1000 V (DC), PHOENIX CONTACT logo, cable: 8 m, black, straight

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CHARX connect professional, HPC DC charging cable, with vehicle charging connector and open cable end, for charging electric vehicles (EV) with direct current (DC), supports four-conductor measurement technology, with analog temperature sensors, with replaceable mating face frame, with replaceable DC power contacts, with connected PP contact, CCS type 2, based on IEC 62196-3, 375 A / 1000 V (DC), PHOENIX CONTACT logo, cable: 5.5 m, black, straight

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CHARX connect professional, HPC DC charging cable, with vehicle charging connector and open cable end, for charging electric vehicles (EV) with direct current (DC), supports four-conductor measurement technology, with analog temperature sensors, with replaceable mating face frame, with replaceable DC power contacts, with connected PP contact, CCS type 2, based on IEC 62196-3, 375 A / 1000 V (DC), PHOENIX CONTACT logo, cable: 5 m, black, straight

Your advantages

  • Complete product range for CCS type 1, CCS type 2, and GB/T
  • The right charging cable for every application, from the carport to the charging park
  • Convenient handling due to the ergonomic design
  • On request with your logo – for consistent branding of your charging station
  • Safe against overheating with temperature measurement at every DC power contact
  • Developed and produced in accordance with the IATF 16949 automotive standard and ISO 9001

New products

CHARX connect standard CCS charging cables
CHARX connect standard GB/T DC charging cables
CHARX connect compact DC charging cables in the performance class up to 125 kW
Uncooled CCS charging cables with a permanent 375 kW

The new generation of CCS charging cables

Robust, easy to maintain, and carefully considered

Our new generation of the proven CHARX connect standard CCS charging connectors covers the medium power range from 150 to 250 kW. In the new housing design, the product family offers many improvements in terms of robustness, safety, billing, and maintenance.

Main features

  • Charging standard: CCS type 2
  • DC rated current: 150 A ... 250 A
  • DC rated voltage: 1,000 V
  • Conductor cross-section: 2 x 35 mm² ... 70 mm²
  • Temperature sensor technology: 2 x Pt 1000
  • Four-conductor measurement technology
  • Degree of protection: IP54 (when plugged in)
  • Cable length: 4 m ... 10 m

Your Advantages

  • Broad portfolio for all DC charging applications in the medium power range
  • Particularly robust and durable connector design for high availability
  • Prepared for four-conductor measurement technology, enabling simple billing compliant with calibration laws
  • High-level safety with two-chamber sealing system for the separation of DC+ and DC-
  • Fast and cost-effective maintenance with exchangeable mating face including power contacts

The new generation of GB/T DC charging cables

Robust, durable, and adaptable

The new CHARX connect standard DC charging connectors in accordance with the Chinese GB/T standard cover performance classes 125 and 250 kW. They can be adapted to your needs and impress with their high-quality materials, reliable technology, and ergonomic handling.

Main features

  • Charging standard: GB/T
  • DC rated current: 125 A ... 250 A
  • DC rated voltage: 1,000 V
  • Conductor cross-section: 2 x 35 mm² ... 70 mm²
  • Temperature sensor technology: 2 x Pt 1000
  • Degree of protection: IP54 (when plugged in)
  • Cable length: 2 m ... 10 m
  • CE certification

Your Advantages

  • Robust and durable design for particularly high availability under harsh conditions
  • Freely controllable LED strip for intuitive status display in your company colors
  • Optional Boost Mode allows higher charging powers up to 500 kW for a short period
  • Optional S1 switch for implementing customer-specific applications
  • With custom housing color, customer logo, and alternative temperature sensor technology on request

Compact CCS charging cables

Now for charging powers up to 125 kW

The new performance class of the CHARX connect compact CCS type 1 charging cables can transmit a permanent 125 kW. With their sophisticated design, the CCS charging connectors are suitable for modern DC home chargers and smaller DC charging stations in vehicle fleets as well as in the public and commercial sector.

Main features

  • Charging standard: CCS type 1
  • Permanent charging current: 125 A
  • Rated voltage: 1,000 V
  • Conductor cross-section: 1 AWG
  • Degree of protection: IP44 (when plugged in)
  • Certifications: UL 2251 (UL 2202-ready), ISO/IEC 15118

Your Advantages

  • The right charging cable for every application, from a carport through to a charging park
  • Convenient handling due to the ergonomic design
  • High cable flexibility even in cold weather
  • Available with your logo on request – for consistent branding of your charging stations
  • Developed and produced in accordance with the IATF 16949 automotive standard

Uncooled CCS charging cables

High Power Charging with a permanent 375 kW

The new CHARX connect professional DC charging cables enable fast HPC charging with a permanent 375 kW at temperatures up to +40°C. At the same time, they eliminate the need for cost-intensive liquid cooling. Benefit from smart features and unlimited safety.

Main features

  • Charging standard: CCS type 2
  • DC rated current: 375 A
  • DC rated voltage: 1,000 V
  • Conductor cross-section: 4 x 55 mm²
  • Temperature sensor technology: 2 x Pt 1000
  • Four-conductor measurement technology
  • External degree of protection: IP54 (when plugged in)
  • Internal degree of protection: based on IP67
  • Cable length: 4 m … 10 m

Your Advantages

  • High Power Charging without the need for liquid cooling with increased conductor cross-sections
  • Prepared for four-conductor measurement technology, enabling simple billing compliant with calibration laws
  • High-level safety with two-chamber sealing system for the separation of DC+ and DC-
  • Particularly robust and durable connector design for high availability
  • Fast and cost-effective maintenance with exchangeable mating face including the power contacts

Our DC charging cables in comparison Decide which product family better suits your application

 

CHARX connect compact
CHARX connect standard
CHARX connect professional
CHARX connect compact

CHARX connect standard

CHARX connect professional

Max. charging power, continuous (nominal power) 40 kW ... 125 kW
(40 A ... 125 A / 1000 V)
150 kW ... 250 kW
(150 A ... 250 A / 1000 V)
375 kW ... 500 kW
(375 A ... 500 A / 1000 V)
Max. charging power, temporary (Boost Mode) - 500 kW
(500 A / 1000 V)
500 kW ... 700 kW
(500 A ... 700 A / 1000 V)
Scope Low charging powers in the private and semi-public sector Medium charging powers in the semi-public and public sectors High Power Charging in the public sector
Typical application examples Private carports, company, restaurant and retail parking lots, public parking garages Company, restaurant and retail parking lots, public parking lots, and gas stations HPC fast charging parks, service stations, and rest areas on freeways and expressways
Charging standards CCS type 1, CCS type 2 CCS type 1, CCS type 2, GB/T CCS type 1, CCS type 2, GB/T
Replaceable mating face frame
Replaceable power contacts
Extended analysis data via CAN bus ¹⁾
Liquid cooling ¹⁾
Optional panel feed-through ¹⁾
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¹ Allows higher charging power for a short time. The possible time span depends on numerous ambient conditions. Details can be found in the packing slip of the respective item.
² Currently not valid for GB/T.
³ Currently not valid for the uncooled version with max. 375 kW charging power.
⁴ Currently not valid for HPC CCS type 2.

Example charging curve of a DC charging cable in Boost Mode for a higher charging power for a short period

Higher charging powers in Boost Mode How does it work and what needs to be considered?

As a manufacturer, we design our DC charging cables for continuous operation at a nominal current IN as defined by us at ambient temperatures of -30 to +40°C. In Boost Mode, some DC charging cables can carry significantly higher charging powers for a short period. For this purpose, we specify a maximum current Imax in the packing slip for the respective items.

The possible duration for operating a charging cable in Boost Mode depends on numerous ambient conditions, such as how frequently the charging point is used and the design of the vehicle charging inlet. Also, charging cables can operate at a higher ambient temperature for a shorter period of time.

For manufacturers and operators of charging stations that make use of Boost Mode, it is imperative that the temperatures at the DC power contacts are continuously monitored using the integrated temperature sensor technology. When the limit temperature TMax. of +90°C is reached, the charging process must be aborted. If the system approaches the limit temperature, it is recommended that the charging current is reduced early, for example, to the nominal current IN. In this case, we are talking about derating.

CHARX connect compact Compact CCS charging cables for charging power from 40 to 125 kW

Person charging an electric car at home with a home charger
Compact charging cables for CCS type 1 and CCS type 2
A CCS charging connector is plugged into an electric car
CCS charging cables for vehicle-to-grid and vehicle-to-home applications
Person charging an electric car at home with a home charger

Charging with direct current is also increasingly being used in the home environment – as well as in the catering and retail sectors, where customers spend between 30 minutes and a few hours, so that low charging powers in the range from 20 to 100 kW is sufficient. Our compact CCS charging cables from the CHARX connect compact family are the ideal and economic solution here.

Compact charging cables for CCS type 1 and CCS type 2

Compared with standard CCS charging cables, CHARX connect compact is 35% smaller and up to 75% lighter. With the sophisticated, compact design, the CCS charging connectors are perfectly tailored to modern DC home chargers and smaller DC charging stations in the public and commercial sector. They are available in the following performance classes:

  • CCS type 1: 40 A, 80 A, 125 A / 1000 V
  • CCS type 2: 40 A, 80 A / 1000 V

A CCS charging connector is plugged into an electric car

The compact CCS charging cables were awarded the Good Design Award 2021. The design of the charging connectors was developed together with graduate designer Stephan Gahlow from Hamburg and impressed the jury with its contemporary style. The ergonomic shape of the gripping zone also ensures easy handling and a comfortable feel.

CCS charging cables for vehicle-to-grid and vehicle-to-home applications

Due to bidirectional converter technology, the DC home chargers of the near future will be able to perform vehicle-to-grid and vehicle-to-home power feed-ins. Here, the electricity can flow under control from the vehicle battery via the charging station into the power grid or the user's own home. For these V2G and V2H applications, our compact CCS charging cables are the ideal solution.

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Experience now in 3D

Take a look at the compact CCS charging connector of the CHARX connect compact family in precise detail. The product can be viewed from any angle using free zoom and rotate functions.

The CCS charging connector in detail Perfectly tailored to DC home chargers and smaller DC charging stations

Interactive image map: Compact CCS charging connector for DC charging power up to 80 kW
Silver-plated contacts
The silver-plated surfaces of the power and signal contacts ensure efficient power transmission, optimum corrosion protection and a long service life.
Clever sealing concept
Our sophisticated sealing concept ensures continuous longitudinal water tightness, which prevents moisture from penetrating the charging connector or the cable.
Compact design with ergonomic handle
The ergonomic shape of the gripping zone guarantees easy handling and ensures a comfortable feel. In addition, the compact design ensures a harmonious overall appearance between the charging station and charging connector.
Cable in accordance with DIN EN 50620
The particularly robust, VDE-certified charging cable has been specially designed for use in e-mobility applications with regard to insulation thickness, material flexibility, and other properties.
Your individual logo
As an alternative to the Phoenix Contact logo, we are also happy to manufacture the charging connectors with your logo on request, printed on a UV- and weather-resistant plastic label.
Integrated temperature sensor technology
With precise temperature measurement directly at the power contacts, the charging process can be interrupted in the event of overheating to protect the user from danger and the charging station from damage.
Kompaktes Design
Das kompakte Design ist konsequent ausgelegt auf moderne DC-Wallboxen sowie kleinere DC-Ladestationen und sorgt für ein stimmiges Gesamtbild.
Good Design Award 2021
Für ihr praktisches und stilvolles Design wurden die CCS-Ladestecker mit dem Good Design Award 2021 des Chicago Athenaeum Museums prämiert.
Customer reference
CHARX connect compact in practice
Evtec has developed a home charger that enables bidirectional DC charging. Our CHARX connect compact CCS charging cables, developed specifically for DC charging stations in the lower power range, are used here.
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Evtec home charger for bidirectional DC charging

CHARX connect professional GB/T and CCS charging cables for High Power Charging at up to 500 kW

Electric car is charged with a High Power Charging cable, progress is viewed on a smartphone
High Power Charging: temperature curve during the charging process with and without cooling
High Power Charging charging station with electric car
Charging park operator in the control room monitors the status of all charging points on the screen
Person charging an electric car at a fast charging station with an HPC charging cable
Electric car is charged with a High Power Charging cable, progress is viewed on a smartphone

With High Power Charging, fast charging for significant distances will become comparable to filling a combustion engine vehicle. This advanced charging technology makes it possible to charge electric car batteries with a charging power of 500,000 watts (half a megawatt) during a coffee break.

Our HPC charging connectors follow the CCS standard and are therefore also backward-compatible for electric cars that do not yet support the high HPC charging power.

High Power Charging: temperature curve during the charging process with and without cooling

To determine the rated current, the charging connector and cable may be a maximum of 50 K warmer than the ambient air (ΔTmax = 50 K) in accordance with the VDE-AR-E 2623-5-3 directive and IEC TS 62196-3-1 standard. Thus, a maximum temperature of +90°C is allowed to occur during the charging process.

To ensure this, a total of five temperature sensors measure the heat development in the HPC charging connector. A controller evaluates the data acquired and regulates the cooling unit output accordingly. The environmentally friendly coolant, a mixture of water and glycol, efficiently dissipates the heat via integrated cooling ducts. This prevents overheating safely and in compliance with standards.

High Power Charging charging station with electric car

Our cooled HPC charging cables are optionally available with a panel feed-through, which enables a quick, safe, and convenient mounting of the charging cable at the HPC charging station. The panel feed-through contains defined interfaces for power transmission, communication, and the cooling circuit.

Charging park operator in the control room monitors the status of all charging points on the screen

The cooled HPC charging cables feature integrated sensor technology that provides information on the overall status of the charging connector, its usage and wear, and further analysis data. A microprocessor processes and stores all of the information in the charging connector and also transmits it via CAN bus interface to the charging controller. This means that the operator has full transparency on the state of the charging connector at all times.

Person charging an electric car at a fast charging station with an HPC charging cable

Our HPC charging cables are also available in accordance with the CCS type 2 standard without liquid cooling. Instead, the CCS charging cables use an increased conductor cross-section of 4 x 55 mm². They can thus transmit 375 kW (375 A / 1000 V) continuously and safely at temperatures up to +40°C – and even up to 500 kW (500 A / 1000 V) for short periods in Boost Mode.

3D View

Experience now in 3D

Take a look at the cooled HPC charging connector from the CHARX connect professional family in precise detail. The product can be viewed from any angle using free zoom and rotate functions.

The cooled HPC charging connector in detail Discover the technology and features of CHARX connect professional

Interactive image map: Interior view of the High Power Charging connector
Microprocessor and sensor technology
Integrated sensor technology provides information on the overall status of the charging connector, its usage and wear, and further analysis data. A microprocessor processes and stores all of the information and transmits it via CAN bus interface to the charging controller in real time.
Coolant
We use an environmentally sound and maintenance-friendly mixture of water and glycol as the coolant. It cools both the charging cable and the power contacts.
Contact carrier
The contact carrier also acts as a heatsink due to its excellent thermal conductivity. It works together with the coolant to remove heat as effectively as possible.
Replaceable power contacts with temperature sensors
The silver-plated DC power contacts can be easily replaced during maintenance without having to drain off the coolant. Integrated temperature sensors measure the heat produced in real time, delivering energy-efficient cooling performance in accordance with requirements.
Replaceable mating face frame
If it becomes damaged, the mating face frame can be replaced by simply removing five screws – no further steps are necessary.
Leakage sensor
The leakage sensor offers an especially high level of safety: If coolant escapes from inside the charging connector, a signal is immediately sent to the controller to stop the charging process.
Convenient handling
The ergonomic shape of the gripping zone ensures easy handling and a comfortable feel.
Research project
CHARX connect professional in practice
In the research project FastCharge, we demonstrated together with Allego, BMW, Porsche, and Siemens that ultra-fast charging technology can be put to real-world use. Our cooled HPC charging cables played a key role in this project.
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HPC charging connector (High Power Charging) is plugged into the electric car

Robust, future-proof, and easy to maintain Discover other advantages of our DC charging cables

CCS charging connector of a fast charging station lying on the ground in the rain
Charging process at CCS charging station is billed – invoice appears on the smartphone
Service technician replaces the mating face of an HPC charging connector at a fast charging station
CCS charging connector of a fast charging station lying on the ground in the rain

The clever sealing concept of our DC charging cables ensures complete longitudinal water tightness, which completely protects the live parts inside the housing from moisture. This maximizes electrical safety for the user while increasing the failsafe performance of your charging infrastructure.

The innovative two-chamber sealing system marks the next stage in the development of our sealing systems: By physically separating the DC+ and DC- power contacts, short circuits can be completely ruled out.

High-quality materials also ensure the necessary robustness and long service life of our charging connectors – even in constant outdoor use under harsh conditions.

Charging process at CCS charging station is billed – invoice appears on the smartphone

For the reliable billing of charging processes compliant with calibration laws, our DC charging cables and connectors are already prepared for four-conductor measurement technology and so future-proof.

The four-conductor measurement technology allows recording of the power dissipation in the charging cable in order to precisely determine the energy transferred to the electric vehicle.

Service technician replaces the mating face of an HPC charging connector at a fast charging station

Despite being made of robust materials, charging connectors at semi-public or public charging stations require regular maintenance, also as a result of improper handling. The damage usually occurs on the mating face.

Our repair kits, which are available separately, enable you to quickly and easily replace mating face frames and power contacts on the charging connector during maintenance work. This eliminates the need for a time-consuming and costly replacement. This saves time and money, increases the availability of your charging infrastructure, and is also more sustainable.

Person charging their Tesla electric car at a home charger using an NACS charging cable

NACS is coming – and we’re prepared The first NACS charging cables will be available in Q4/2024

The North American Charging Standard (NACS) is gaining momentum and will replace the CCS type 1 charging standard in the long term. NACS will therefore play a central role in the electrification of the transport sector and the ramp-up of charging infrastructure in North America.

As a specialist in e-mobility charging technology, we of course want to satisfy the changing requirements of our customers and therefore offer SAE-compliant and UL-certified NACS charging cables that meet the particularly high demands.

Your personal contact person

For all queries regarding our products and solutions

Susanne M. Fratzke
Susanne M. Fratzke
Business Development Manager E-Mobility Infrastructure
+1 254 247-5801
I will be happy to advise you on your charging infrastructure project.
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