Hitaltech’s 3 essential components for EV charging & metering
11 July 2022
EV metering has taken on a newfound importance since the cost-of-living crisis began. Now more than ever customers want to see how much energy they’re using. It means EV manufacturers need to be smart meter manufacturers too – and that means using these three essentials…
EV metering has taken on a newfound importance since the cost-of-living crisis began. Now more than ever customers want to see how much energy they’re using – and how much it’s costing them. Then, that information needs transmitting to an app, a bank account for payment, or similar.
EV meter manufacturers can’t, therefore, remain purely EV manufacturers. They, and many others in aligned industries, need to be smart meter manufacturers too – and that means they’ll be using these three essentials:
• High power terminal blocks: Metering is a high-power application, so it’s important to choose a terminal block with the current rating to cope. Other factors to consider include: having the right pitch for the right voltage; making sure the orientation takes into account the geometrics of your product design; and taking into account the wire entry size.
• DIN rail housing: UL-94 compliance (the standard for flammability of plastics) is essential, as is having a wide range of shoulder, opening and internal space configurations to suit your product design and application. Hitaltech’s XTS range of enclosures is particularly well suited to energy meeting.
• Flexible board to board interconnect systems can be essential in EV and metering applications, where space constraints often demand flexibility to enable PCBs to fit together in a snug, compact way. It’s also important that such connectors are able to withstand high temperatures.
To find exactly the right terminal blocks, DIN rail housing and board-to-board connector for your application, please contact us.
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