CHARX connect – charging sockets for electric cars and utility vehicles

Charging sockets for electric cars and utility vehicles

The CHARX connect vehicle charging inlets enable the AC and DC charging of all types of e-vehicles – from low charging powers right through to High Power Charging (HPC). Along with CCS charging inlets (Combined Charging System), GB/T versions are also available for China. The vehicle charging inlets have been developed for automobile manufacturers and are already being used in the new generations of electric vehicles. They allow electric vehicles to be charged continuously with a charging power of 250 kW, and temporarily even up to 500 kW.

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Your advantages

  • Ultra-fast High Power Charging with a temporary power of up to 500 kW with cable cross-sections up to 95 mm²
  • Safe against overheating thanks to fast and precise temperature measurement at every DC power contact
  • Protected and sealed against dirt and water with a high degree of protection up to IP67, with additional IP6K6K and IP6K9K on the front
  • Easy design-in with the AC and CCS charging inlets having identical dimensions and screw-on points
  • Developed in accordance with the IATF 16949 automotive standard and conforming to IEC 62196, SAE J1772, and GB/T 20234

Presentation by our Product Manager

Presentation of the CHARX connect vehicle charging inlets
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HPC-capable CCS charging sockets for all vehicle types Discover our universal inlets

Electric car is charged via CCS charging inlet; progress is displayed on a smartphone in the process
Various types of electric vehicles – from forklift trucks to dump trucks
Electric street cleaning vehicle with close up of CCS charging inlets design-in
Secure interlock of an HPC charging plug in the vehicle charging inlet during the charging process
Electric car is charged via CCS charging inlet; progress is displayed on a smartphone in the process

Previous vehicle charging inlets supported fast charging with power of up to 200 kW. High Power Charging with higher power ratings was previously not possible on the vehicle side as protection against dangerous overheating.

The new CCS charging inlets with DC cable cross-sections of up to 95 mm² now enable safe HPC charging with up to 500 kW. It is therefore now possible to charge electric vehicles in just a few minutes.

The optimized connection technology minimizes heating of the connection system. The integrated, highly accurate temperature sensor system ensures maximum safety, because the vehicle can dynamically regulate the requested charging current on the basis of the temperature evaluation.

Various types of electric vehicles – from forklift trucks to dump trucks

New generations of electric cars in particular are required to be able to be charged in the shortest possible time with maximum safety. The same applies to electric utility vehicles such as buses, transporters, forklift trucks, tractors, construction machines, mining vehicles, cleaning and disposal vehicles, emergency vehicles, and tow trucks.

Our vehicle inlets are the universally suited charging interface for all vehicle types. They are the vehicle-side counterpart to the AC or DC charging connector. Equipped with a CCS charging inlet, a vehicle can be charged with both direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC).

Electric street cleaning vehicle with close up of CCS charging inlets design-in

All vehicle charging inlets have an extremely compact design. In addition, the relevant external dimensions and screw-connection geometries of the CCS charging inlets and AC charging inlets are identical to each other.

This enables manufacturers and retrofitters to plan the same installation space for each electric vehicle regardless of the target market – from buses to motorcycles.

Secure interlock of an HPC charging plug in the vehicle charging inlet during the charging process

All vehicle charging inlets, with the exception of the GB/T DC charging inlet, are equipped with an electromagnetic locking actuator in accordance with standards. It locks the vehicle charging connector on the side of or directly onto the locking clip in the mating face during the charging process.

The actuator bolt is designed to withstand high pull-out forces. This makes it impossible to pull out the charging connector during the charging process.

Product video Vehicle charging inlets

CHARX connect universal vehicle charging inlets
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View the new type 2 CSS charging inlet in the greatest level of detail. The product can be viewed from any angle using free zoom and rotate functions.
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3D view of a type 2 CCS charging inlet

Futuricum: Powerful 1000 PS electric trucks are charged via CCS charging inlets

Electric trucks with CCS charging inlets from Phoenix Contact
Electric trucks with CCS charging inlets YouTube

STARD: Fast charging in e-motorsport – even in hot temperatures, rain, and snow

Electric rally vehicles with CCS charging inlets from Phoenix Contact
Electric rally vehicles with CCS charging inlets YouTube

Overview of DC and CCS charging inlets

Our DC fast charging portfolio at a glance:

CCS type 1

CCS type 2

GB/T DC

Application
Regions North America, South Korea Europe, Australia, Greenland, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South America, and other China
AC and DC charging with just one charging inlet
External dimensions and screw-connection geometries identical to each other
Technology
DC charging power (nominal operation) 125 kW ... 250 kW 125 kW ... 250 kW 125 kW ... 250 kW
Maximum DC charging power (Boost Mode) ¹ 250 kW ... 500 kW 250 kW ... 500 kW -
AC charging power (nominal operation) 12 kW ... 20 kW 8 kW ... 26.6 kW -
Number of phases 1-phase 1-phase, 3-phase -
Supply voltage of the locking actuator 12 V 12 V, 24 V -
Directly to product (example) Directly to product (example) Directly to product (example)

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.

Overview of AC charging inlets

Our portfolio for AC charging at a glance:

Type 1 AC

Type 2 AC

GB/T AC

Application
Regions North America, Japan, South Korea Europe, Australia, Greenland, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South America, and other China
External dimensions and screw-connection geometries identical to each other
Technology
Charging power (nominal operation) 12 kW ... 20 kW 8 kW ... 26.6 kW 8 kW ... 22.9 kW
Number of phases 1-phase 1-phase, 3-phase 1-phase, 3-phase
Supply voltage of the locking actuator 12 V 12 V, 24 V 12 V
Directly to product (example) Directly to product (example) Directly to product (example)
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