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Heliox introduces Multi-Standard charging station for buses

Heliox takes part with charging standards for electric cars expanded to the electric buses in Europe

There are to two major overhead bus charging standards at the moment – OppCharge and the Bus-Up system. At first, there was only a single system (buses and stations) in the particular cities, but when at some point two incompatible standards will appear in one place or in one fleet, there is a need for a multi-standard charging stations.

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The Bus-Up is kind of a pantograph type, while OppCharge is inversed pantograph. If we end up adding a few other standards in Europe and U.S. plus the wireless charging standards, we feel the industry has a lot homework to do.

Here is one of the first examples of such multi-standard charging station, provided by Heliox in Luxembourg for the Sales-Lentz. One Heliox OC charger allows electric buses to charge with different interfaces: Bus-Up and Oppcharge.

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By |2018-11-30T15:53:44+00:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Electro Car's|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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