Electric Vehicle charging equipment manufacturer CTEK has unveiled CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 3, its most advanced chargepoint to date which is ready for the next era of EV adoption including Vehicle to Grid bidirectional charging and ‘plug & charge’ automatic vehicle identification.
CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 3 (CC3) incorporates the latest hardware and software innovations ready for easy installation and smart charging today, plus it is primed for the possibilities of tomorrow’s exciting EV energy ecosystem with next level connectivity and control.
CC3 builds on CTEK’s decade-plus experience in designing and manufacturing award-winning Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). CTEK has already sold more than 100,000 CHARGESTORM CONNECTED series chargepoints in the UK, its home market Sweden and elsewhere in Europe.
Designed both for ease of installation and ease of use, CC3’s robust anti-tamper enclosure and advanced cyber security features, plus its dual socket options and up to 22kW charging, make it ideally suited to multiple chargepoint installations at destinations, car parks, apartment blocks and workplaces.
Fully compliant with today’s UK regulations governing chargepoints, each CC3 has a unique password, tamper alerts and encrypted communication. CC3 also meets the ISO15118 standard so is primed for the upcoming V2G (Vehicle to Grid) and V2X (Vehicle to Everything) revolutions.
It supports the latest OCPP 2.0.1 standard (Open Charge Point Protocol), ensuring smooth interaction with a myriad of third-party hardware and software, cementing its position as a versatile and future-ready charging solution.
CC3 breaks new ground in connectivity. In-built Wi-Fi enables seamless installation, networking and wireless load balancing. The optional 4G modem uses less power to provide uninterrupted connectivity, independent of traditional network setups, while dual ethernet ports make possible future networking.
Incorporating CTEK’s Nanogrid dynamic load balancing technology, CC3 ensures optimal power distribution between EVs and with other local power demands to enhance both efficiency and safety.
For installers, CC3 appears alongside a redesigned wall mounting bracket with reconfigured punch-out holes and daisy chain capabilities for network and power cabling, all designed for an efficient and streamlined install. Each CC3 variant supports both one- and three-phase electricity supplies.
Daniel Forsberg, CTEK’s Marketing Manager EVSE, said: “The CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 3 is more than just an EVSE; it’s the embodiment of a synergy between state-of-the-art technology and user-centric design. We’re not merely charging vehicles; we’re fuelling the journey towards a more connected and efficient e-mobility future, pioneering in the realm of destination charging.”