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How filter panels are improving e-charging station lifespan

Public charging stations for electric cars are expected to do more all the time: ideally, they will always work at optimum capacity to provide the fastest possible charging cycle. Ventilation systems prevent downtime and increase efficiency by preventing overheating and safeguarding sensitive electronics from dirt and moisture.

The number of electric vehicles on the roads is increasing. Policy-makers in a large number of countries are promoting the development and sale of e-cars in order to achieve climate and emissions targets. There is also growing pressure to develop infrastructure for vehicles with electric drives.

Charging stations tend to get hot

Powerful fast-charging stations are being built at record speed all over the world. They can be found anywhere from downtown to highway rest areas.

Unlike charging boxes at home, the higher power and more extensive use of commercial models means they tend to overheat — and it’s not just a high-summer phenomenon. In order to cool down, charging stations need fresh air to enter via ventilation slots, but the electronics must be prevented from damage by penetrating moisture and dirt.

Powerful filter medium protects sensitive electronics

The P 15 / 500 S filter mat is a proven solution and the perfect fit for e-charging stations. Enclosed in a frame, it can be easily installed behind the ventilation element.

The 20-mm-thick high-performance nonwoven (Filter Class ISO coarse 75%) not only keeps out coarse particles such as insects, leaves, and pollen, but also moisture and a large proportion of fine dust. As a result, it fulfils Protection Class IP65. The filter mat maintains this filter performance throughout its entire lifespan. Strong fibers make it possible to achieve a flow velocity of over 1 m/s, which circulates air with a good cooling effect.

Fits any charging station

The design of the filter element has several advantages.

The filter panel can be designed according to the dimensions and requirements of the respective charging station. A slide-in rail or staples might be all you need to integrate this dimensionally stable filter element into the charging station. No special grid is necessary. This simplifies retrofitting and make the process significantly cheaper. Maintenance is also less complicated and does not require expert knowledge. Filters should be replaced once or twice a year, depending on the location. It is advisable to replace any filters on busy roads or in the countryside towards the end of the pollen season and at the beginning of winter. This provides optimum protection for the sensitive electronics and significantly reduces the risk of faults in the charging station.

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