A low-cost, modular charging station has been released to provide a flexible approach covering commercial and domestic EV charging needs.
AeroVironment has introduced TurboDX, an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station for commercial, workplace, utility and residential customers around the world. TurboDX is a durable, reliable, fast and safe system that is flexibile enough to accommodate a wide range of users’ needs.
“TurboDX is loaded with advanced, user-friendly features to ensure a hassle-free, smart-charging experience that meets the unique requirements and needs of a wide range of customers around the world,” said Ken Karklin, vice president and general manager of AeroVironment’s Efficient Energy Systems business segment. “TurboDX can be easily configured to address the specific needs of employers, landlords, individual homeowners and property managers who need a flexible approach to maximising the charging demands of their EV driving staff, tenants and patrons.”
The TurboDX global EV charging station has been certified to UL Standards for safety and reliability. European variants are certified to IEC standards and bear the CE Mark. An OEM-branded version of the TurboDX has commenced manufacturing in China and will ship to customers starting this month. TurboDX, which builds on the technology of AeroVironment’s popular TurboCord charging system, is an open network product that gives customers the flexibility to choose from a variety of Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) compliant network providers based on their needs and demands. It further enables customers to change their network provider easily, without the added cost of switching or purchasing new hardware.
In addition, TurboDX accommodates a triple, dual or quad installation that allows more cars to charge simultaneously. TurboDX’s modular design also makes it easy to expand the number of chargers as needed over time.
TurboDX offers the same Bluetooth-enabled access control currently available on AeroVironment’s TurboDock, allowing a site owner to control access to charging stations through a non-networked, mobile access control option.
Importantly, TurboDX is reliable, safe and robust. With its durable cast aluminium enclosure and significant thermal margins, it is designed to work under even the harshest conditions – all while providing a safe and reliable charge that gives customers the confidence to proceed with certainty. Its proprietary thermal management algorithm allows a connected vehicle to charge during high ambient temperature conditions while continuously monitoring the charging session to ensure safe operation.
TurboDX launched in both 16- and 32-amp versions (240-volts) with the option for 15-foot or 25-foot cords. Its slim, compact design gives EV drivers the added convenience of mounting TurboDX practically anywhere.
TurboDX has already started shipping for OEM, commercial, workplace and utility customers.