By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk
ABB is advancing its sustainable transportation solutions with the launch of its new Terra AC wallbox. The wallbox is designed to meet the growing demand for connected electric vehicle (EV) charging in homes and businesses, while also supporting the growing generation of renewable energy users who want to harness and manage the consumption of their own power.
The new dustproof, water-resistant Terra AC wallbox is available in up to 22kW options to ensure compatibility with the electrical systems of homes and buildings around the world. It features current limiting protection to allow maximum charging power without nuisance tripping, and integrated ground fault and overvoltage protection, to protect both user and car. The Terra AC wallbox can be used with multiple connectors, making it compatible with the majority of EVs.
The Terra AC wallbox will be available in select markets, including Europe, over the coming months, and will be available globally by May 2020. The AC wallbox can be ordered using the ABB partner network.
“We recognized the need to draw on our extensive experience to develop a game changing AC solution for overnight or longer duration charging in homes and businesses,” said Frank Muehlon, head of ABB’s global business for E-mobility Infrastructure Solutions.
The Terra AC wallbox can be connected via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or ethernet. That connectivity enables configuration and software updates via a dedicated app or remotely via the cloud, providing a lot of flexibility and minimizing the need for onsite intervention and maximizing uptime and efficiency.
Each wallbox charger is equipped with a high-accuracy revenue-grade energy meter that can be integrated with smart building energy management systems, allowing advanced load management features. This allows home and business owners to adjust the power of assets as needed to maximize charging power and cost efficiency.