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Rugged EV Charging System for Outdoor Environments

6/30/2020

From 2000 onwards, the self-service fuel dispensing market in Korea has grown rapidly with an annual 15% market growth rate. This trend has led the self-service fuel dispensing market into new channels of business such as the EV charging system. The EV charging system is expected to be an emerging market opportunity especially because the Korean government supports its introduction. It is estimated that more than 2,000 devices will be deployed over the next few years and revenues will reach USD 700K.

Challenge

A leading industrial company in Korea was looking for an integrated solution that met all the government’s safety and outdoor environment requirements. The integrated solution need to be rugged, flexible, and durable. In addition, the global warranty and support are needed for customer’s international business.

Solution

For EV charging system, Advantech combined IDK-2115, a 15” XGA1,200cd/m2 ultra high brightness industrial display kit with MIO-5251,3.5” rugged single board computer. Furthermore, Advantech offers a solid worldwide support system and prepares a number of certifications for exporting products globally.

Wide Temperature Support

To ensure stable operability under harsh outdoor environment, the integrated system need to comprise rugged and durable hardware. MIO-5251 SBC with RAM/mSATA SQFlash SSD supports operating temperatures between -40°C~85°C for critical environments. Moreover, it supports the combination of SBC and LCD display. IDK-2115 LCD kit supports wide temperature operation of -20° C ~ 60° C making the device ideal for any outdoor location.

Flexible Expansion and Multiple I/O Options

MIO-5251 is equipped with multiple I/O options on ports such as 2 x RS-232 and 2 x RS-232/422/485, and 2 x Giga Ethernet which can connect to several devices such as printers or POS. The customer could also expand I/O ports quickly through the MI/O extension connector to meet any urgent upgrade needs and CPU performance was boosted based on new requirements.

Superior Outdoor Visibility with Advanced Reliability

Advantech provided IDK-2115, a 15” LCD kit with ultra-high brightness and optical bonding solution which together perfectly met the outdoor requirements. Advantech designed advanced LED backlight and boosted the brightness from original 400 cd/m2 to 1200 cd/m2, making it appear bright and clearly readable even in direct strong sunlight. The anti-glare coating on the cover glass also enhanced the readability of the display, improved vandal resistance and protected display from dust and moisture.