Eaton DC hyper charger charges at rates of up to one megawatt

Eaton Hyper Charger

Power management company Eaton has announced an addition to its EVSE product line. The DC hyper charger is designed to serve mass transit EVs such as buses, and is scalable from 250 kW to 1 MW charging rates.

Eaton’s engineers collaborated with product testing firm Intertek to devise a testing regimen for the new charger. The DC hyper charger is now ETL certified for safety, meeting UL standards 2202 and 2231.

Eaton’s DC hyper charger is already in revenue service on bus routes in several cities, and has logged over 600,000 miles to date.

“Our years of experience in developing electrical and hybrid power systems for trucks and buses helped us apply existing standards for consumer plug-in chargers to this larger and very different device,” said Product Line Manager Jon Beaver. “Pursuing these industry-recognized safety certifications for the electric vehicle hyper charger demonstrates Eaton’s dedication to providing safe, innovative and effective charging solutions that help set the stage for mass adoption of EVs in North America.”


Source: Eaton

  • Carlos Malave

    Imagine how fast a charge would be if all Tesla vehicles present and future — recharge at 1 megawatt.

    • Michael B

      About 8 times as fast? 🙂 I suspect that Tesla could already design their pack to accept it, but putting up 1MW stations (expense, regulatory hurdles, legal and grid limits) with manageable connectors is where the real problem lies.

      • Carlos Malave

        But could it be possible to do so for all EV’s in the future. With recharging stations that allow 1 megawatt and the vehicles that are capable of the power. I believe that this possible but in a limited amount of 1 MW recharging stations because as you mentioned; all the hurdles that follow it.

        • Sebastian Tristan

          More than that, is it safe for EVs to charge at 1 mW stations?

          • Zack

            I thought that FAST CHARGE was the quickest way to kill your batteries

          • Sebastian Tristan

            Apparently, it’s not as bad as thought.

          • kdawg

            That has been shown not to be the case. Driving miles on them (using them) is a much bigger factor. Here’s a article about it.

  • dogphlap dogphlap

    Pendant here. 1mW is one milliwatt. I think you mean 1MW.

    • Michael B

      I think you mien ‘pedant’, LOL!!!!!!!!!1

      • dogphlap dogphlap

        Yes, hoist by my own petard.