Electrify America restores full capacity to fast-charging network after testing clears cables

By mmillikin Electrify America is restoring full capacity to its entire network after its high-powered charging cables cleared extensive testing from the cable manufacturer, HUBER+SUHNER. At HUBER+SUHNER’s recommendation, Electrify America shut down many of the high-powered CCS chargers (150kW – 350kW) in its network on Friday while the company and HUBER+SUHNER investigated a potential safety issue. (Earlier post.)

The recommendation from HUBER+SUHNER came following an isolated event—a short-circuit in the plug of a high-power charging system—experienced at a private test facility in Europe with an first-generation prototype liquid-cooled cable, similar to those installed on some of Electrify America’s charging dispensers. The shutdown recommendation

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