More power for fast charging – LV-HPC (High Power Connector)

For operators of large fleets of forklifts, the focus is on either short charging times or increased storage capacities for vehicle batteries. This is realised by means of higher charging currents or the use of lithium-ion batteries.

These are maintenance-free and thus last twice as long. What is more, unlike lead-acid batteries, it is possible to use virtually all of their capacity. Deep discharge is prevented by using a battery management system. A further positive aspect is their fast charging capability. Only one hour is required in future to completely recharge these batteries.

It is thus possible to avoid changing the battery in many cases.

Schaltbau has responded to this market requirement with the new LV-HPC charging connector. It complies with DIN VDE 0623-589 for a higher current-carrying capacity. In this respect, a red keying plug signals operation with 120, 250 and 400 A for charging wet batteries. Additional pilot contacts can be used for the function of the battery management system, which constantly monitor the condition of the (li-ion) battery, thereby guaranteeing maximum battery life.

LV-HPC (High Power Connector)

Charging connectors must keep to the maximum temperature difference that is allowed to occur due to the charging process. The socket contacts of the LV-HPC connector are designed such that the contacts can carry high currents without overheating.