Spanish power conversion group Ingeteam is working with Infineon Technologies on a 400kW fast charger using silicin carbide SiC module technology
The Ingerev Rapid ST400 fast charger uses Infineon's CoolSiC MOSFETs in an EasyDUAL 2B module. With eight of the SiC modules, a single charging point can provide an 80 percent charge in just 10 minutes (with the right kind of on board charger in the vehicle).
This is comparable to refueling a conventional car with internal combustion engine and a key target for charger makers.
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The first project integrating the SiC module technology was developed, implemented, and commissioned by IBIL, the leading recharge technology services company in Spain, for Repsol, the multienergy provider and leading spanish petrol station operator. Located at Ugaldebieta in the Bay of Biscay region, it was commissioned in October 2019 as a pilot project for the technology.
The facility on the heavily frequented A-8 motorway features four ultra-fast charging points that guarantee optimal distribution of the available power between the four vehicles that can be connected simultaneously.
“SiC enables high switching speeds with lower switching losses. This results in shorter charging times and charging stations that are about one-third smaller, since considerably fewer components are required for cooling," said Dr. Peter Wawer, president of Infineon’s Industrial Power Control division. “With its physical properties, SiC can make an important contribution to electric mobility. As various consumer studies show, the acceptance of electro mobility very much depends on the availability of an efficient fast-charging infrastructure. We have proven that we can provide the underlying technology.”
Infineon has just launched a wider version of the CoolSic SiC module: MODULE ADDS 62MM OPTION