Flexible outdoor battery charging

Aug 19 | 2020

Fronius Perfect Charging in Austria has launched the Fronius Energy Hub, a flexible, mobile charging station for outdoor applications.

The Fronius Energy HubThe hub gives operators of electric forklift trucks a quick and easy way to move the charging of their traction batteries outside, saving valuable space in the warehouse and simultaneously improving safety.

Unexpected capacity bottlenecks, a growing need for space in the warehouse and safety and fire prevention requirements are just some of the reasons why logistics managers opt to move their charging infrastructure outside. Charging areas and stations for electric forklifts take up a lot of space and there are also cases where charging traction batteries in confined spaces is prohibited for insurance reasons, or there are strict requirements for the operation of lead acid and lithium-ion batteries. The challenge is finding a practical way to protect both batteries and chargers outside of the building from the weather and extreme temperatures, whilst ensuring they are easily accessible for the forklifts.

Fronius Perfect Charging offers an efficient and sustainable solution to this problem in the form of the Fronius Energy Hub. “This mobile outdoor charging station is supplied ready-for-use and can be easily set up anywhere,” explained Ewald Berger, Head of Project Business at Perfect Charging. “From the customer’s perspective, all they need is some free space and a power connection. We take care of everything else.”  Thanks to the reinforced base, even heavy 80-Volt batteries can be put down safely. On request, the Fronius Energy Hub can also be combined with a Fronius photovoltaic system and inverters to further reduce the energy costs.

 Photos: The Fronius Energy Hub