As demand for electric vehicles (EVs) grows worldwide, so does demand for charging stations. One of the important components in maintaining the reliability of these road-side charging stations is the busbar, a key component in the power-distribution circuitry that transfers electricity from a source to the input connector for an EV’s charging circuit. To balance the power distribution requirements of different Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE) external charging systems, laminated busbar designs are essential, particularly for faster charging capabilities that require higher voltages. A higher-voltage charging system relies on a robust DC link and power distribution system, and the power distribution infrastructure relies on busbars capable of handling high voltage and current.
For the commercial EV charging stations and the DC links that supply them, busbars must have low inductance and low loss in order to distribute energy with high efficiency and minimal heat generation. Busbars must be physically compact but capable of supporting high power densities. Rogers offers a broad range of ROLINX® Busbar Solutions to solve the power distribution challenges of road-side charging stations.