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Charging into the future

Charging into the future

Next generation home EV charging is here now.

Words by Justin Foote

Electric Vehicle (EV) sales in New Zealand are forecasted to top 32,000 units per annum from 2025, thanks in part to the government’s mandate for the public sector to be carbon neutral by 2025. Globally, EV sales are expected to represent 57 per cent of all passenger car sales by 2040.

“As more and more people opt for EV rather than petrol or diesel passenger car ownership, the options for charging are coming into the spotlight and for the most part there has been a lack in this area,” says Duncan Baker, National Sales Manager—Electrification Business for ABB, a global leader in industrial technology.

“The Terra AC wallbox by ABB provides tailored, intelligent and networked charging solutions for any business, home or location.

“We have designed the Terra AC wallbox with the highest level of technology of any product in this price range including a broad range of connectivity options including WiFi, Bluetooth and Ethernet for easy control and integration with existing infrastructure. Additionally, it is enabled for remote software updates (utilising OCCP 1.6 communication protocols) to ensure optimal performance while minimising the need for onsite intervention and the dedicated app provides easy authentication and control of the AC charger, along with an insight into charging status for users.”

The Terra AC wallbox by ABB provides tailored, intelligent and networked charging solutions for any business, home or location.

Terra AC wallbox: smart charging built in

“Smart functionality means the wallbox can adapt its power usage to provide optimal charging through dynamic load management, allowing users to charge the car based on the available supply, thereby reducing energy costs and preventing tripping of load-protective devices. In the case of multi-unit dwellings this can be aligned with the building's electrical distribution system while the built-in RFID ensures the right person is charged for their energy usage.

“It costs around $10 to ‘fill’ your EV, much cheaper than paying for petrol or diesel, plus EVs don’t require anywhere near the level of servicing of their ICE counterparts, so ongoing costs are greatly reduced, easily absorbing the upfront cost of installing a Terra AC wallbox.”

Duncan says the Terra AC wallbox can be easily installed on new builds or retrofitted to existing houses, which, thanks to its having a Type B RCB-DD (Residual Direct Current Detecting Device) built in, means there’s no need to upgrade the existing switchboard, making it one of the biggest benefits of this unit.

EV sales in New Zealand are forecasted to top 32,000 units per annum from 2025, the Terra AC Wallbox offers 4 kW up to 22 kW mode 3 charging in single- and three-phase models; depending on the requirements of the car based on model and age.

Terra AC wallbox: from Kaitaia to Bluff

“ABB has tried to cover every contingency with the Terra AC Wallbox, offering 4 kW up to 22 kW mode 3 charging, single- and three-phase models; depending on the requirements of the car based on model and age. Also, there are two socket/connector options—the Type 2 socket is the most common but there are also Type 1 or Type 2 cables available for older model cars,” says Duncan.

The Terra AC wallbox comes with a two-year warranty and is available nationwide through any electrical wholesaler. Duncan says that while installation of the Terra AC wallbox doesn’t require council consent, it does need to be installed by a registered electrician. Cost to install (including EV charger and other hardware) is approximately $2000 for a new build and $4000 when retrofitting.

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Charging into the future

Charging into the future

Next generation home EV charging is here now.

Words by Justin Foote

Electric Vehicle (EV) sales in New Zealand are forecasted to top 32,000 units per annum from 2025, thanks in part to the government’s mandate for the public sector to be carbon neutral by 2025. Globally, EV sales are expected to represent 57 per cent of all passenger car sales by 2040.

“As more and more people opt for EV rather than petrol or diesel passenger car ownership, the options for charging are coming into the spotlight and for the most part there has been a lack in this area,” says Duncan Baker, National Sales Manager—Electrification Business for ABB, a global leader in industrial technology.

“The Terra AC wallbox by ABB provides tailored, intelligent and networked charging solutions for any business, home or location.

“We have designed the Terra AC wallbox with the highest level of technology of any product in this price range including a broad range of connectivity options including WiFi, Bluetooth and Ethernet for easy control and integration with existing infrastructure. Additionally, it is enabled for remote software updates (utilising OCCP 1.6 communication protocols) to ensure optimal performance while minimising the need for onsite intervention and the dedicated app provides easy authentication and control of the AC charger, along with an insight into charging status for users.”

The Terra AC wallbox by ABB provides tailored, intelligent and networked charging solutions for any business, home or location.

Terra AC wallbox: smart charging built in

“Smart functionality means the wallbox can adapt its power usage to provide optimal charging through dynamic load management, allowing users to charge the car based on the available supply, thereby reducing energy costs and preventing tripping of load-protective devices. In the case of multi-unit dwellings this can be aligned with the building's electrical distribution system while the built-in RFID ensures the right person is charged for their energy usage.

“It costs around $10 to ‘fill’ your EV, much cheaper than paying for petrol or diesel, plus EVs don’t require anywhere near the level of servicing of their ICE counterparts, so ongoing costs are greatly reduced, easily absorbing the upfront cost of installing a Terra AC wallbox.”

Duncan says the Terra AC wallbox can be easily installed on new builds or retrofitted to existing houses, which, thanks to its having a Type B RCB-DD (Residual Direct Current Detecting Device) built in, means there’s no need to upgrade the existing switchboard, making it one of the biggest benefits of this unit.

EV sales in New Zealand are forecasted to top 32,000 units per annum from 2025, the Terra AC Wallbox offers 4 kW up to 22 kW mode 3 charging in single- and three-phase models; depending on the requirements of the car based on model and age.

Terra AC wallbox: from Kaitaia to Bluff

“ABB has tried to cover every contingency with the Terra AC Wallbox, offering 4 kW up to 22 kW mode 3 charging, single- and three-phase models; depending on the requirements of the car based on model and age. Also, there are two socket/connector options—the Type 2 socket is the most common but there are also Type 1 or Type 2 cables available for older model cars,” says Duncan.

The Terra AC wallbox comes with a two-year warranty and is available nationwide through any electrical wholesaler. Duncan says that while installation of the Terra AC wallbox doesn’t require council consent, it does need to be installed by a registered electrician. Cost to install (including EV charger and other hardware) is approximately $2000 for a new build and $4000 when retrofitting.

Learn more about EV charging for residential and commercial applications.

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Charging into the future

Charging into the future

Next generation home EV charging is here now.

Words by Justin Foote

Electric Vehicle (EV) sales in New Zealand are forecasted to top 32,000 units per annum from 2025, thanks in part to the government’s mandate for the public sector to be carbon neutral by 2025. Globally, EV sales are expected to represent 57 per cent of all passenger car sales by 2040.

“As more and more people opt for EV rather than petrol or diesel passenger car ownership, the options for charging are coming into the spotlight and for the most part there has been a lack in this area,” says Duncan Baker, National Sales Manager—Electrification Business for ABB, a global leader in industrial technology.

“The Terra AC wallbox by ABB provides tailored, intelligent and networked charging solutions for any business, home or location.

“We have designed the Terra AC wallbox with the highest level of technology of any product in this price range including a broad range of connectivity options including WiFi, Bluetooth and Ethernet for easy control and integration with existing infrastructure. Additionally, it is enabled for remote software updates (utilising OCCP 1.6 communication protocols) to ensure optimal performance while minimising the need for onsite intervention and the dedicated app provides easy authentication and control of the AC charger, along with an insight into charging status for users.”

The Terra AC wallbox by ABB provides tailored, intelligent and networked charging solutions for any business, home or location.

Terra AC wallbox: smart charging built in

“Smart functionality means the wallbox can adapt its power usage to provide optimal charging through dynamic load management, allowing users to charge the car based on the available supply, thereby reducing energy costs and preventing tripping of load-protective devices. In the case of multi-unit dwellings this can be aligned with the building's electrical distribution system while the built-in RFID ensures the right person is charged for their energy usage.

“It costs around $10 to ‘fill’ your EV, much cheaper than paying for petrol or diesel, plus EVs don’t require anywhere near the level of servicing of their ICE counterparts, so ongoing costs are greatly reduced, easily absorbing the upfront cost of installing a Terra AC wallbox.”

Duncan says the Terra AC wallbox can be easily installed on new builds or retrofitted to existing houses, which, thanks to its having a Type B RCB-DD (Residual Direct Current Detecting Device) built in, means there’s no need to upgrade the existing switchboard, making it one of the biggest benefits of this unit.

EV sales in New Zealand are forecasted to top 32,000 units per annum from 2025, the Terra AC Wallbox offers 4 kW up to 22 kW mode 3 charging in single- and three-phase models; depending on the requirements of the car based on model and age.

Terra AC wallbox: from Kaitaia to Bluff

“ABB has tried to cover every contingency with the Terra AC Wallbox, offering 4 kW up to 22 kW mode 3 charging, single- and three-phase models; depending on the requirements of the car based on model and age. Also, there are two socket/connector options—the Type 2 socket is the most common but there are also Type 1 or Type 2 cables available for older model cars,” says Duncan.

The Terra AC wallbox comes with a two-year warranty and is available nationwide through any electrical wholesaler. Duncan says that while installation of the Terra AC wallbox doesn’t require council consent, it does need to be installed by a registered electrician. Cost to install (including EV charger and other hardware) is approximately $2000 for a new build and $4000 when retrofitting.

Learn more about EV charging for residential and commercial applications.

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ABB

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