Terra 51 electric vehicle fast charger from ABB awarded UL certification

2012-08-09 - Terra 51 is fully certified and compliant with all of the relevant safety standards, as specified by UL, for the United States and Canada, and now is available for delivery to customers.

Zurich, Switzerland, August 9, 2012 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced today that it has received the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listing for its best-selling Terra 51 direct current (DC) fast charger. The certification demonstrates compliance with North American safety directives, including the requirements of UL 2202, Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging System Equipment, and CSA C22.2 No. 107.1-01, General Use Power Supplies, designed to ensure safety of electrical equipment. The Terra 51 is also compliant with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Federal Code of Regulation (CFR) Parts 15B and 15C, pertaining to radio and frequency emitting devices.

“Earning this seal of safety and protection, which is recognized widely by US consumers, is consistent with ABB’s global strategy to be a leader in cutting-edge technology that meets, and often exceeds, national and local standards,” said Cal Lankton, director of EV charging infrastructure. “Our engineering design and development team achieved this certification in record time, reinforcing our ability to quickly deliver the highest quality products in this dynamic and evolving industry.” In addition to meeting all UL safety requirements, key features of ABB’s Terra 51 include:

    · Fast Charging -- The Terra 51 is an intelligent DC fast charger that reduces EV charging times from eight (8) hours to as little as 15 to 30 minutes.
    · Open network protocol support -- ABB’s chargers can be connected to any charging network or community via the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), the widely adopted international open networking standard for charging equipment.
    · Cloud Connectivity -- ABB’s smart grid capabilities offer an unparalleled range of connectivity options to help operators run their network more efficiently. These include managing peak load, remote monitoring and management of charging sessions, and seamless back-office integration. All Terra systems can be connected to ABB’s Network Operations Center (NOC), which provides remote maintenance, software updates, and industry-leading backbone network uptime.

    · Multi-protocol -- Terra 51 fast chargers, and future products, will support all existing and future connection standards and communication protocols to drive the continued growth of EV infrastructure in the North American market.

    · Turn Key Solutions -- ABB makes it easy to run a charging network. All-in-one product offerings reduce time to market, and make installation, connectivity and compliance with back-office systems such as OCPP seamless and efficient.
    “We are excited to be at the forefront of the rapidly growing electric vehicle activity in North America. This certification is a key step to further developing our global portfolio and enabling us to better serve the North American market,” said Hans Streng, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ABB’s EV Charging Infrastructure Product Group. “We are committed to developing cost-effective integrated solutions across all standards, and supporting the needs of EV drivers around the world.”

    ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.

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      Terra 51 Fast Charger
      ABB's Terra 51 DC Fast Charger
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