EV charger manufacturer Circontrol has unveiled a new generation of its Raption Series EV chargers. At the Power2Drive event in Munich in June, the company presented its new Raption Compact 160, which offers 160 kW of DC charging power. The Raption Compact 240 (with 240 kW) has now been added to the lineup. Circontrol plans to introduce another DC dual-charging product at the beginning of 2024.
Both of the new Raption chargers feature an enhanced user experience compared to the previous generation. Each has a larger touchscreen (up to 15 inches) featuring WLED technology that makes the screen easier to read in daylight (1800 nits brightness), and the new interface provides more data to users, including current charging power and voltage. Furthermore, the screen has been made more durable to prevent vandalism.
The Raption Compact 240 and 160 feature an optional assisted cable management system, and the holders have been repositioned to make it easier to plug and unplug cables.
Like the previous Raption Series generation, Circontrol’s new chargers offer multiple integrated contactless payment systems that allow users to pay for charging without previous registration.
The latest Raption Series comes equipped with a range of enhancements to meet the specific requirements set by various countries’ requirements. In conformance with European standards, the screen and holders have been placed in a lower position to ensure accessibility for handicapped individuals. Moreover, Circontrol’s chargers now offer an optional DC meter in markets where it is in demand.