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In the coming weeks through the end of the year, you can expect to see many enhancements at stations starting with the replacement of 300+ early technology chargers with our Next-Generation Charger.

We will continue to share updates on this charger replacement campaign in the coming weeks. Thank you for being a member of our EV community ⚡




 
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Not sure who makes them but these next gen chargers are really quiet and fast, a big improvement. Someone on the ioniq forum posted a video of one a while back at an EA station
 
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Not sure who makes them but these next gen chargers are really quiet and fast, a big improvement. Someone on the ioniq forum posted a video of one a while back at an EA station
I know for a fact that SK signet and BTC Power make the new chargers.

I am not so sure about ABB.
 


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New is good, reliable is better. I know it will take some time before we see if this are an improvement, but the ABB chargers have been hot garbage, so I hope they replace those first.
 

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what is the difference / how is it better? i wasn't able to find any info
The assumption is that the new ones are more reliable than the original units. The original units were notorious for breaking down or only delivering 32kw; we'll see how the new ones hold up.
 

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The assumption is that the new ones are more reliable than the original units. The original units were notorious for breaking down or only delivering 32kw; we'll see how the new ones hold up.
If I remember correctly, these new units are NEVI compliant where the older dispensers might not be.
 

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If I remember correctly, these new units are NEVI compliant where the older dispensers might not be.
Hmmmm - I didn't think there were requirements other than CCS1 plugs and >=150kw?

That might be the case also, but I think the fundamental reason is the piss-poor reliability. The 2 EA techs I talked to on my florida roadtrip last year said that the units they were fixing broke all the time and should really be replaced.
 

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Hmmmm - I didn't think there were requirements other than CCS1 plugs and >=150kw?

That might be the case also, but I think the fundamental reason is the piss-poor reliability. The 2 EA techs I talked to on my florida roadtrip last year said that the units they were fixing broke all the time and should really be replaced.
It came up while speaking with the folks working the EA booth at the Fully Charged Live show in San Diego.

I am pretty sure she said something about each plug needs to be rated at 150kW min so a dual plug dispenser would not meet that requirement since 1 plug goes dead when the other is in use.

Plus not every station operates at full speed depending on power sharing configuration so that has to be corrected as well.

When the conversation got technical, she decided to put me in touch with her engineering team. We are still in the beginning stages with that process.
 

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It came up while speaking with the folks working the EA booth at the Fully Charged Live show in San Diego.

I am pretty sure she said something about each plug needs to be rated at 150kW min so a dual plug dispenser would not meet that requirement since 1 plug goes dead when the other is in use.

Plus not every station operates at full speed depending on power sharing configuration so that has to be corrected as well.

When the conversation got technical, she decided to put me in touch with her engineering team. We are still in the beginning stages with that process.
Oh, ok. That's an interesting take on the connector-to-station power requirement.

 

 
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