Fastned network, Ionity, and Electrify America cut off station with a capacity of 150-350 kW due to problems with safety cables

Huber + Suhner, the supplier of cables liquid cooled for ultra-fast charging devices CCS Combo (150-350 kW), issued a recommendation to its clients around the world to stop the use of these cables, as the company explores a potential security problem.

In this regard, Electrify America has already announced the shutdown of 90 charging points with a capacity of 150 kW — 350 kW, but confirmed that all the other charging stations will be working normally.

A similar example was followed by the Dutch Fastned announced, the disconnect the charger with a capacity of 175 kW. In the case of Fastned, the company had to use several chargers at 50 kW, as well as charging points at 175 kW, which is equipped with cables from another vendor.

European charging network high power Ionity also said that they also immediately shut down a number of charging devices to explore a potential security issue in relation to the cables with liquid cooling.

“Customer safety is of paramount importance,” — said General Director of Ionity. “We closed the stations that use the high power cables from Huber + Suhner, while we affirm that they can work safely. We are working with our partners and suppliers to ensure the normal operation in the shortest possible time”.

As a precaution, all the manufacturers charging devices that use the cable with liquid cooling from Huber and Suhner, it was reported that the chargers using this cable needs to be suspended to ascertain the underlying cause. Charger with a lower nominal power to 50 kW without the cables with liquid cooling, such as ABB or Tritium problem not touched.

After Fastned said technical problem, stating that a security issue affects the cables the old series of samples from Huber + Suhner, which had a special design and has been tested with the application of less stringent standards. However, after warning the supplier had decided to cease the use of all cables with liquid cooling to complete the planned tests.

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