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Franklin Electric introduces switchgear for DC fast charging stations

Franklin Electric has introduced a new switchgear product that supports up to four 150 kW DC fast chargers. It’s part of the company’s new NexPhase line of EV products.

“NexPhase is purpose-built to support the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula program, helping to enable EV charging site owners to maintain NEVI’s 97% charger uptime requirements while minimizing installation, maintenance and operating costs,” says the company.

“By combining all EV charging electrical infrastructure into one enclosure, NexPhase eliminates the additional resources, time, and supply chain difficulties often associated with designing, sourcing, and installing a traditional mixed-manufacturer post-and-frame switchgear system.”

The company also says: “Unlike common switchgear, NexPhase comes fully assembled, pre-wired, and factory tested, requiring only the utility and EV charger connections for installation.”

It also includes EV charger crash detection, flammable vapor monitoring, flood detection, pest mitigation and e-stop integration options as well as a NexPhase monitoring system for outages, troubleshooting and cycling power to chargers.

Source: Franklin Electric

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