The Combined Charging System is recognised throughout the automotive and other industries for its ease of use, simplicity and flexibility. As with many successful products, its simplicity belies the fact that the technology “under the hood” is more complex than appearances would suggest.
The CCS development team created this universal solution by combining multiple existing standards and technologies, resulting in an innovative new product. It has created this Design Guide to assist other companies with an interest in electric mobility – including carmakers, municipal power utilities, manufacturers of charging equipment and so on – to understand the standards involved and the relationships between them, as well as the charging architecture, safety concept, and communication between the electric vehicle and the charging station.
With the Design Guide, companies can review detailed illustrations of the charging sequence with step-by-step descriptions. It also shows how pulse width modulation is used for low-level communication between the vehicle and the charging equipment, along with a layer-by-layer description of high-level communication based on PLC. The Design Guide also features an extensive chapter on safety. This includes information on all the relevant standards used, the product’s safety concept, possible errors and how they are resolved.
The Design Guide concludes with an overview of all the standards included in the entire CCS architecture and a partial list of some of the major suppliers of equipment related to the CCS solution.
Click here to request the Design Guide for the Combined Charging System.
CharIN e.V. supports ISO/IEC 15118
The Charging Initiative e.V. has published a position paper to affirm its support of the ISO/IEC 15118 as the communication protocol between the electric vehicle and the charging station.
CharIN e.V. North America Member Meeting, November, 2017
A CharIN North American November Member Meeting was held at the General Motor Vehicle Engineering Center in Warren, Michigan on November 2, 2017.
Second CharIN Focus Group Week took place in Berlin
The global get together of Combined Charging System (CCS) experts continues to grow. With 138 attendees from all over the world a record was set for Focus Group participation!