BYD (Build Your Dreams) has earned UL certification for its new 150 kW DC fast charger for buses and trucks. BYD says the new charger, which can be used by any battery-electric bus or truck with a CCS Type 1 connector, is the highest-capacity single-unit charger ever certified by UL.
UL, formerly Underwriters Laboratories, is a global independent product testing organization. Its familiar UL symbol reassures consumers that a product is safe and has been tested to rigorous standards designed to reduce the risk of fire, shock and personal injury. By no means all commercially available charging stations have undergone independent safety testing, so earning the UL label is an important achievement.
BYD’s 150 kW DC charger gained a full suite of safety certifications that cover the charger’s connection to a power source and the plugs, receptacles, and couplers that connect to a bus or truck, including UL 2202, the standard for Safety of Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging System Equipment for fast chargers, and UL 2594, the standard for Safety of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment.
“Once again BYD is leading the way with innovative technology and offers the total solution for our customers’ needs,” BYD North America President Stella Li said. “Every day our buses and trucks are hard at work in North America and now there’s another option available on the job.”