Design Guide

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.

CCS Design Guide

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.


07/13/2018

High-power chargers from two CharIN members Tritium and IONITY are now installed in Germany

12 high-power chargers (HPC) from the CharIN member Tritium, an international specialist in DC charging infrastructure solutions for the electric vehicle (EV) market, were installed at the Tank & Rast rest stops at Brohltal Ost and West along the A61 highway in Germany.

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07/11/2018

Exicom becomes a Core Member of CharIN e.V. to support and further establish CCS as a global standard for EV charging

Exicom Tele-Systems, a market leader in power and energy solutions for electric vehicles, information technology, telecom and renewables sector becomes a core member of the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN e.V.), an open coalition of world-class firms from the automotive sector and associated...

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