This certification ensures that the devices meet the country's stringent requirements for transparency and security for end users and for calibration of energy metering — standards that are being rapidly adopted in the EV industry worldwide.
Recently applied as a requirement for manufacturers to sell commercial chargers in Germany, Eichrecht certification is established under the German Weights and Measurement Act, which sets requirements for all measuring devices such as petrol pumps and electricity meters. The certification of the DS and DD Series demonstrates that they have a certified energy meter that correctly measures the kWh energy used and physically displays this value to consumers. It also affirms that each Series conforms to rigorous standards for end-user data protection, including encrypting information before sending it to end-users' devices or other systems.
"Energy calibration, data security, and transparency for end users are crucial for today's EV charging solutions," says Steve Smith, CEO at Zerova Technologies Europe. "We are thrilled that German regulators agree that our charging stations deliver in these key areas, and we look forward to what the future holds in Germany and the broader EU region."
The DS Series is a versatile, free-standing DC charger equipped to meet diverse charging needs. Power options include 60, 90, 120, 150 and 180 kW and it supports CCS, CHAdeMO, and GB/T multi-charging standards, even allowing for two end-users to simultaneously charge their vehicles. For a user-friendly experience, it is equipped with a 7-inch LCD screen, and, apart from this display and the RFID module, the exterior offers IK10 / NEMA 3R and IP55 certification.
For next-level power and resilience, the DD Series offers DC-charging power options ranging from 180 to as high as 360 kW. Built for outdoor environments, it is designed to endure a variety of conditions. An upgrade is available to allow for up to four DC charging ports, making it capable of simultaneous charging at up to 360 kW. Additionally, the connectors are liquid-cooled and can handle up to 500A, ensuring the resilience to maintain maximum efficiency and power.