Siemens eMobility has launched a new generation of its VersiCharge AC Series commercial and residential chargers. The VersiCharge AC Series can interact with building management systems, enabling operators to monitor and adjust the system in real time. It offers tools for adjusting power demand, accurate metering of energy usage, and expanded network connectivity.
These UL/cUL-certified chargers offer up to 11.5 kW of AC charging power, and come in multiple configurations tailored to multi-family residences, workplaces, and utility applications. It can be wall- or pedestal-mounted.
The VersiCharge AC Series is designed to facilitate smart load management. Its open protocols enable direct interaction with building management systems such as Siemens Desigo or similar third-party systems that control peak energy demand. It is designed to be comprehensively interoperable, and can work across all Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP)-certified charging networks.
The home version features a mobile app and flexible Internet connectivity. The commercial version is designed to fit any commercial location, and offers several networking methods to ease connectivity to the grid, enable secure transaction management, and seamlessly tie into many network topologies.
“Modularity, scalability, and a focus on open standards are key requirements for EV charging infrastructure,” said John DeBoer, head of Siemens eMobility and Future Grid Business Unit. “Our next-generation product is designed to help both the commercial and residential sectors realize their carbon reduction goals with a solution that can effectively grow with them over time.”
Source: Electric Vehicles Magazine