What is the Combined Charging System (CCS)?
Here’s an overview of its principal characteristics.
The Combined Charging System (CCS) is based on open and universal standards for electric vehicles. The CCS combines single-phase with rapid three-phase charging using alternating current at a maximum of 43 kilowatts (kW), as well as direct-current charging at a maximum of 200 kW and the future perspective of up to 350 kW – all in a single system.
The CCS includes the connector and inlet combination as well as all the control functions. It also manages communications between the electric vehicle and the infrastructure. As a result, it provides a solution to all charging requirements.
The key features of the Combined Charging System include the following:
- AC charging:
- With the electrical interface specification for power transmission, which includes safety-related signalling for AC charging that complies with the international IEC 61851-1 standard
- With a connector Type 2 in Europe that is compliant with the international IEC 62196-2 standard
- DC charging:
- With the electrical interface specification for power transmission, which includes safety-related signalling for DC charging that complies with the international IEC 61851-23 standard.
- With the connector Combo 2 in Europe, compliant with the international IEC 62196-3 standard
- The communication interface between the electric vehicle and the charging point, based on the international standard ISO/IEC 15118 and the German DIN SPEC 70121.
CharIN presentation at the Forum MobiliTec at the Hannover Messe
André Kaufung, Managing Director of the CharIN e.V. will present the association with its goals and activities at the Forum MobiliTec on Wednesday, April 26th with the title “CharIN – the path to a global charging standard”.
6th International CCS & ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium in June in France
The 6th International CCS & ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium will take place on 22nd – 23rd of June 2017. The event will be hosted by VEDECOM in Versailles, France.
First CharIN Focus Group Week took place in Berlin
“Highly relevant topics and a good overall organization”: Excellent feedback from the CharIN members!