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Electric vehicle charge station launched through Bender UK

Bender UK is penetrating the electric vehicle (EV) market further, with the addition of the Chargespot Berlin – a new and innovative smart commercial electric vehicle charge station.

Chargespot Berlin is manufactured by Ebee, a Bender Group company, based in Berlin. This Mode-3 electric vehicle charging station (for public and commercial applications) is a safe, fast charging solution that is designed to mount on streetlight columns, street furniture and walls. It meets all regulatory standards and requirements including ISO 15118, for a wide range of electric vehicles. It is totally flexible in terms of where it can be sited, how the operator collects payment and has a power rating up to 22kW, although other options are available.

Inside the charge station is a compact Bender integrated charge controller (CC612) launched in 2017, which is sold separately to companies developing their own charge stations. The CC612 incorporates a power supply, contaCTIOr, charging socket, IEC 61851 Mode-3 commercial charge controller and remote access for software updates and monitoring. It includes payment options such as employee coded RFID user interface and credit cards. The charge station links to the customer’s billing mechanisms to offer a universal access system, compatible with different bespoke backend software.

Lee Slater, Business Manager at Bender UK said: “Safety and reliability lies at the heart of the requirement for cost-effective and efficient electrical vehicle charging capabilities. We are delighted to have a compliant charge station that is proven, tested and ready to take to market. Prior to this we have been working with charge station developers providing the CC612 charge controller for incorporation into their own charge solutions. This means the Chargespot Berlin is a technology game-changer for Bender UK. It gives us the ability to offer both a complete solution for local authorities and other commercial enterprises requiring commercial EV charging solutions, alongside the supply of Bender technology to developers and original equipment manufacturers”.

Collectively the Ebee Chargespot Berlin and CC612 charge controller adds to Bender’s already strong EV technology portfolio. Bender UK has been highly successful in working with Formula 1, Formula E, electric and hybrid fleet, bus and vehicle manufacturers supplying insulation monitoring devices to forewarn of developing earth faults in battery systems.

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Bender UK develops market applications and supplies Bender products to a range of seCTIOrs that require early notification of electrical faults, cannot afford to lose power or demand that the highest level of electrical safety is assured.

Based in Ulverston, South Cumbria and established in the UK for more for two decades Bender UK has a team of technical experts, project managers and fi eld service engineers who are highly equipped to provide 24/7 service, technical support 365 days of the year, installation, commissioning and project managements services, alongside the day to day supply of Bender components.

Lisa Hudson, Marketing Manager at Bender UK added: The introduction of this new electric vehicle charge station is a natural fit for our business. We can tap into our existing inhouse expertise to support the market launch and provide full technical and installation support to those who require it. Our components are already widely used by electric and hybrid vehicle manufacturers to safeguard their vehicles and customers, and this new commercial charging solution further strengthens our position within the electric vehicle seCTIOr.”

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