Power management product provider Cyber Switching Solutions has unveiled a new addition to its line of EV charging solutions.
The Electric Vehicle Master Controller-High Current (EVMC-HC) provides the same electrical infrastructure cost reductions offered by Cyber’s existing EVMC, but for the higher voltages and current of medium- and heavy-duty electric buses and trucks. It can be customized to handle all types of high-current needs, from DC fast chargers to heavy-duty bus or truck chargers.
The EVMC-HC allows a single high-current circuit to power up to four charging stations. It switches the power to multiple charging stations in a “round-robin” scenario, rotating on a timed as well as a charging-status basis. This can save huge amounts of money by avoiding utility demand charges.
“We have had dialogues with fleet managers who need to deploy EV buses, but fear utility demand charges alone could create major cost over-runs,” said Cyber Switching CEO Chuck Reynolds. “Demand charges are a serious impediment to fleet deployment of high-current electric vehicles. These larger EVs need much more power than consumer EVs. Imagine plugging in twenty 480 V, 126-amp chargers at the same time. Demand charges would go through the roof. In many cases, clients are required to pay tens of thousands of dollars to their utilities just for transformer upgrades. In some cases the power is simply not there. We’ve enhanced our standard EVMC to be able to work with high-current charging.”
Source: Cyber Switching Solutions