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Hi All,

For our Kickstarter project (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/edubtrips/edubs-all-electric-camper-vans) Our next van will have rapid charging capabilities built in. I've had a quick look around but can't find a simple answer. I know I can buy a Mennekes socket but the company are very clear about not being responsible for anything that goes on and it only charges up to 32kW for some reason. Plus I'd much rather use CHAdeMO as it's more widespread.

Does anyone know how I get hold of a CHAdeMO socket or do I just take one from an old LEAF? Plus, does anyone know how the socket is connected to the batteries? Does it go through the controller or direct to the cells?

Thanks in advance,

Kit
 

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Hi Kit.

Your options for AC are brusa. They have a 22kw charger.

For DC search JLD505.

Or you can use a donor vehicle with rapid charging. I can show you how we have done this at electraa if you like?

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Does anyone know how I get hold of a CHAdeMO socket or do I just take one from an old LEAF? Plus, does anyone know how the socket is connected to the batteries? Does it go through the controller or direct to the cells?
New Electric and Rebbl are based in Amsterdam and have developed CHAdeMO kits which I understand are for sale... here's a VW bus charging;

https://youtu.be/ExeqNIecn2Q

Damien (username jackbauer) in Ireland was also developing a solution with EVTV and iirc plans to develop a solution;

https://youtu.be/HfRAwLpeH2w

CHAdeMO sockets are available new from EVTV (Leaf salvage is much cheaper!);

http://store.evtv.me/proddetail.php?prod=chademoinlet

Many UK rapid charging locations also have 43kW AC available. 43kW AC sockets are difficult to buy although 22kW are readily available. If you have the space then a quick and 'cheap' solution for ~10kW AC is three Brusa's wired to support single or three phase AC.
 
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