Charger manufacturer Tritium has unveiled a new, scalable hardware platform. The Modular Scalable Charging (MSC) platform is designed to offer customers the flexibility to increase the power level of their chargers as EV charging capabilities advance, and “pay as you grow.” Charger power can be increased in 25 kW increments, starting at 25 kW and increasing to 350 kW and beyond.
Most existing chargers come with predefined power levels, often set at 50 kW, 175 kW, or 350 kW. The MSC hardware platform allows for the quick installation of additional 25 kW rectifiers within each MSC-supported charger, such as the RTM75 and future products. Charger operators can purchase an RTM75 charger with 25 kW or 50 kW of power, depending on their current requirements, and scale to 75 kW as their needs increase.
“This has been something the industry and our customers have asked for over the years, and we are the first company in the world to deliver it,” said Jane Hunter, CEO of Tritium. “With our MSC platform, 50 kW DC chargers can quickly be upgraded to 75 kW, 100 kW, and beyond, without a rip-and-replace required.”
“The MSC hardware platform provides capital efficiency and scalability while still providing all the great attributes Tritium’s products have become known for: design, slimness, and low maintenance,” said Chief Growth Officer and founder Dr David Finn. “Tritium’s MSC hardware platform allows our customers to scale their charging sites for half the price and configure their charging sites for a desired reliability.”
As part of the launch, the company also revealed the first charger built on the platform: the next-gen RTM75 DC fast charger. The RTM75 allows simultaneous charging for two EVs at a time, supports both CCS and CHAdeMO, and can charge all batteries up to 920 V.
The RTM75 is equipped with Plug and Charge (ISO 15118) technology, which eliminates the need for credit card payments or RFID authentication. A driver simply plugs in their EV, and authentication and payment are managed automatically and securely.