The shifting currents of the electric vehicle charging market

An electric vehicle (EV) charging system's core design is the power conversion module. Some customers have the expertise and capability to design and produce the power module, others buy directly from an experienced partner.

In either approach, there will be a system design that includes all the necessary features for effective charging management. We offer a portfolio of specialist magnetic, power, wireless, sensors, imaging, and photonics technologies from carefully selected partners.

To discover how we can help, we have outlined two routes, board-level, and system-level integration.

Our approach

Together, with our Field Sales engineers, we can support you at every stage of your design process, from concept to production, creating a unique electric vehicle charging system to meet the industries growing needs. Our approach to achieving this is simple: Consult. Design. Integrate delivered with the support of our Technology Centres.

We have access to market-leading customised magnetic components manufacturer specialists such as Myrra, Flux, and Noratel. You will receive the same technical support and competitive prices. Our in-depth experience with customised power supplies and magnetic components is a clear advantage when designing products for EV charging applications.

Designing the power conversion section:

  • The key components in designing the power conversion module are inductors and transformers, and the selection of the right magnetic core is extremely important to achieve the best efficiency of the converter. We can also offer SMD power inductors, EMI filters, current sensors, temperature sensors, thermally conductive products, and frequency controllers. This segment of the brochure covers all these components for power modules.

Designing the full system:

  • When designing a charging solution by integrating blocks, fast DC-charging modules, AC/DC converters, high-power transformers, EMI filters and shielding, current transformers and power supplies are some of the products we offer.
  • Payment services and user interfaces: 2G/3G/LTE modules, LoRa, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, and RFiD technologies are also available for system design solutions.

Designing the power conversion section

Magnetic cores for inductors and transformers

When designing inductive components like transformers and inductors, choosing the right material is the first challenge. There are over a dozen material classes, with a huge variety of sub-classes, brands, grades, and types. A developer has to match their application's requirements with the parameters of each material and give consideration to the cost implications.

Magnetic cores for inductors and transformers

A developer needs to match their application’s requirements with the parameters of each material and give consideration to the cost implications. Our portfolio covers a wide range of specialist soft magnetic materials including EDGE, XFlux, Kool Mu Max from Magnetics Inc., Iron Powder from Micrometals as focus materials for inductors; Amorphous, Nanocrystalline from our Acal BFi kOr product line, and ferrites from Ferroxcube for transformers. We can help you select, source, customise, stock, and integrate soft magnetic cores.


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Nanocrystalline kOr (120 & 122)




Iron Powder for power conversion


Kool Mu Max

  • High saturation, flat hysteresis loop (F-loop)
  • High linearity µ(DC) and µ(f)
  • Low losses
  • High operational temperature (up to 200°C)
  • Adjustable permeability up to 200K
  • Toroidal and custom shapes are available
  • High saturation flux density 1.5T
  • 40% lower losses with respect to high flux
  • 30% higher DC bias
  • FeNi composition

  • Most cost-effective magnetic materials, high saturation
  • Moderate losses
  • Permeabilities up to 100





  • Supercharged sendust with 50% better DC Bias
  • Very low losses
  • 14 to 60 permeabilities
  • AlSiFe powder




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Common mode chokes for EMI filters - cores and components

When designing modern and often complex integrated systems, engineers must consider the possibility of electromagnetic interference (EMI), which affects the performance of the system and can lead to a failure to meet regulatory standards.

To contain conducted emissions the usual solution is to add a filter at the input stage of your system and common mode chokes (CMC) are the basic component of the filter. This allows the target signal to pass unaffected, whilst filtering out undesired signals.

Common mode chokes


The expertise within our in-house Magnetic Products Technology Centre enables us to select the right material and design the best core to build your common mode choke. We offer nanocrystalline (see inductors and transformers section) and ferrite cores.

We can also offer a list of ready-made common mode chokes from our suppliers Magnetec and Laird.


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Common mode chokes from Magnetec



Common mode chokes from Laird

  • High saturation, flat hysteresis loop (F-loop)
  • High linearity µ(DC) and µ(f)
  • Low losses
  • High operational temperature (up to 200°C)
  • Adjustable permeability up to 200K
  • Toroidal and custom shapes are available
  • Lowest cost magnetic materials, low saturation
  • Low losses
  • Permeabilities up to 15000
  • Very wide range of geometries and sizes
  • Made of Nanoperm, proprietary nanocrystalline cores
  • 60% size reduction compared with ferrites
  • Standard tolerance of the nominal inductance: +50%/-30%
  • Made of Ferrite and nanocrystalline cores
  • Cost-efficient solution
  • Operating temperature: -40℃ to 125℃
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Designing custom magnetics

When designing a power conversion module for a charging application, magnetic components are vital and need to be designed using the competencies of soft magnetic cores, wires, insulation, plastics, and heat dissipation.

With a well structured team of technical support specialists in Europe, we are able to design with you custom solutions for magnetic cores or components within power conversion applications.

Our Magnetics Products Technology Centre can develop a solution to achieve your goals, whether your need is simple or complex.

  • Consultancy on soft magnetic cores. We not only select the best technology for you, but we can also design the best-suited core for your application
  • Starting from your basic specifications, we design the inductive component and produce rapid prototypes to test the concept
  • Manufacturing of the components
  • Setup a dedicated logistic strategy to secure your supply chain

Typical products we can develop are common mode chokes, PFC chokes, transformers, EMI filters, and 50Hz safety and monitoring components (current transformers and RCDs).


Designing custom magnetics

Thermally conductive products

High current power conversion produces heat that must be dissipated safely to avoid overheating causing EMI issues or even premature failure of electronics inside the application.

We offer market-leading thermal interface materials from MTC, that combine high thermal conductivity and low viscosity whilst maintaining insulating properties.

Thermally conductive products


This customisable range includes:


Common characteristics of all these materials are:

  • Thermal conductive paste
  • Gap filler
  • Thermal conductive tapes
  • Thermal conductive insulators
  • Phase change material
  • Graphite foil
  • UL-94-V0 certified
  • Thermal conductivities in the range of 1.0 W/m*K up to 20.0 W/m*K
  • Die-cut and kiss-cut parts upon request
  • Silicon free gap fillers
  • R&D capabilities for temperature modelling

Current sensors

Crocus Technology’s revolutionary TMR (Tunnel Magneto-Resistance) technology provides superior magnetic sensing performance. 

TMR is based on different physics phenomena. The magneto-resistance effect is the property of a device to change its electrical resistance value under the influence of an external magnetic field, therefore allowing enhanced electrical detection of magnetic
fields. TMR current sensors can replace many Hall Effect, AMR and GMR technology based sensors with increased performance at similar price levels.

  • Excellent working dynamic range
  • Typical total output error of less than +/-0.5%
  • Capable of sensing current as low as 5mA


Temperature sensors

Temperature sensors are used across a range of applications in electric vehicles, such as temperature monitoring of the charging cable, charging pile and Battery Management System (BMS). 

These applications call for sensors that are suited to harsh environments, accurate measurement, fast detection of a change in temperature, enhanced reliability and quality.

With Shibaura’s high-quality glass encapsulated thermistors, which provide superior performance, quality and reliability, our temperature sensors are able to withstand high voltages and temperatures up to 1000°C.


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Shibaura EP2 series

Shibaura MP3 series


Shibaura EP2 series

Shibaura’s MP3 thermistor sensor with
Flurocarbon sealing.

Heat, oil and solvent proof, making them ideal for motor coil temperature detection applications.


Shibaura’s EP2 thermistor sensors with a glass encapsulated thermistor.

Ideal for EV charging applications, with customisable cable lengths to suit your specific application. Wide operating temperature range and able to withstand high voltages.


    Designing the full system

    DC and AC power conversion

    When designing a charging solution by integrating blocks, fast DC-charging modules, AC/DC converters, high-power transformers, EMI filters and shielding, current transformers and power supplies are some of the products we offer.

    Payment services and user interfaces: 2G/3G/LTE modules, LoRa, WiFi, Bluetooth®, and RFiD technologies are also available for system design solutions.

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    DC charger


    AV charger

    These modular AC/DC power-dense converters are specifically designed for fast DC charging for E-cars and buses, service vehicle operators, EV manufacturing lines, EV workshops, and EV fleet operators.

    • High efficiency >= 95%
    • Power factor >= 0.99

    OAKSUM’s smart AC EV chargers are designed for maximum charging performance combined with high energy efficiency.

    The IP65 casing gives a robust and compact weatherproof construction.


    • Power ratings from 3.6kW up to 22kW
    • Charging speeds up to 8x faster than standard models



    Customised converters and chargers

    We work in partnership with OAKSUM to customise and manufacture converters and chargers for electric vehicles. Together, we have in-depth experience and a wide variety of services to help with the process of finding the right power supply for your specific requirements. OAKSUM also offers a range of options to brand and customise the product look and feel, including a choice of case colour, customer’s logo, and branding.


    Protecting users from your EV charging system

    When installing an EV charger in a domestic environment, consideration of how to protect users from possible DC current leakage through connecting cables from the EV charger
    to the vehicle is paramount.

    Protection can come from either a costly Type B Residual Current Circuit-Breaker (RCCB) sensor or integrating a cost-effective differential current sensor into the in-cable
    control box or wall box.

    Test function

    Residual Current Device (RCD) sensors are the best solution for being compliant with the latest safety requirements (IEC62752). These sensors are available within various applications to fulfil your design requirements.


    • Protect against hazardous situations with fault currents and preserve RCCBs Type A from saturation
    • Small footprint which allows integration into compact IC-CPD
    • Suitable for harsh environmental conditions due to a robust mechanical and electrical design
    • Electrical safety at lower cost (compared to RCCB Type B)
    • Test winding included for self-monitoring and test functions


      Current sensitivity components

      Electric vehicle charging systems require the capability to measure current in order to detect uncontrolled situations which may cause permanent system failures.

      Our Magnetic Products Technology Centre offers cores for different types of RCDs (Residual Current Devices). Electric vehicle charging requires all-current sensitivity, detecting pure DC currents and any currents with higher frequencies above 50Hz. We are able to tune properties (hysteresis loop shape, permeability, and temperature behaviour) of nanocrystalline cores ( Acal BFi kOr 118 and 120).

      • Optimum combination of high linearity and highest permeability
      • Negative temperature coefficient µ(T) (as standard)
      • Plastic case or epoxy coated for example as RCCB core: Bdyn/Bsin > 0.85 at µmax = 150.000 and >0.80 at µmax = 200.000
      Current sensitivity components


      When power management ratings increase, you may need 50/60Hz transformers to connect your charger system to the grid. We offer a specialist range of transformers designed for smoothing in rectifiers, reducing short-circuit currents, AC filtering, and high-frequency switching.

      EV charging transformers

      These transformers are manufactured according to a customer’s exact requirements. Noratel is able to design and produce anything from small single-phase toroidal to large tri-phase EI transformers with heavy current coils for larger electric vehicle charging installations, with everything developed in close co-operation with the customer.

      • Power range from 0.1KVA – 300 KVA
      • Isolating transformers
      • Transient suppression transformers
      • Three-phase transformers
      • Toroidal transformers




      EMI shielding

      For safety and reliability, it is critical that charging stations meet the industry’s full requirements. Electric vehicle charging stations equipped with advanced capabilities such as power electronics and cloud-based communications fall under the class of devices that require EMC testing and certification.

      EMI shielding


      To help protect your device we offer a broad range of components and materials for the shielding of EMI, such as:

      • Fabric-over-foam (FoF) gaskets, electrically conductive foams, elastomers, tapes, and contact springs
      • Shielded windows, metal honeycomb vent panels, and fan vents
      • Metal contact springs and pads
      • FOF made of aluminium foils or copper-nickel fabric


      Infrared sensors
      Fibre optic temp probe

      Infrared sensors




      Fibre optic temperature probes

      Teledyne FLIR's infrared sensors have a proven history
      of being used for human detection and security
      applications due to their low power consumption and
      their effectiveness at both night and day.

      However, in an electric vehicle application, they can be used to optimise system management, detecting heat spikes and they can be used to improve the accuracy of vehicle detection in automated electric vehicle charging facilities.

      Teledyne FLIR offers a range of SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR infrared sensors to provide accurate data managing your electric vehicle charging system. Need help with a custom IR sensor? Our infrared specialists offer personalised and responsive support at every stage of a project, providing samples and technical support. We also offer an exclusive range of specialist lenses that can be integrated and configured by our Infrared Imaging Technology Centre.


      Our specialist products provide the electric vehicle
      charging systems and vehicles with precise, real-time and distance measurements.

      The multi-segment optical sensing technology provides narrow to wide fields of view with lateral discrimination, enabling multiple object detection and distance measurements.

      We work with LeddarTech to offer a LiDAR range that includes products with no moving parts for additional reliability, so they are ideal to be designed into electric vehicle charging systems.

        Advanced Energy Luxtron’s FOT probes (Fibre Optic Temperature probes).

      Suitable for eliminating weak insulation points within electric motors/ generators, understanding precise temperature limits and behaviour of battery
      cells within Li-Ion battery packs, temperature testing within charging ports and power cables, and direct temperature measurement of power electronics.

      Advanced Energy Luxtron FOT probes are self-calibrated and immune to EMI,
      Microwave and RF radiations.

      Intelligent wireless connectivity

      Electric vehicle charging infrastructure requires the highest level of performance to overcome the connectivity and logistical challenges of deploying across large areas.

      Using the right technology is key for critical applications such as remote operation, predictive maintenance, payment, and energy control functions by overcoming the difficult coverage, capacity, and cost barriers for multiple locations at any one time

      With modules designed specifically for remote device deployment, you can design using best-in-class readyto-connect, future-proofed modules that provide SIM connectivity to devices anywhere in the world.

      Cellular modules

      RC series
      Fibocom FM160

      Sierra Wireless AirPrime® RC series


      Fibocom FM160 series

      Offering low-cost and extremely low-power technology, covering worldwide 2G/3G/4G networks.
      • Optimised 4G LTE Cat-1 connectivity with 3G fallback
      • Compact CF3 design to migrate between technologies
      • Ready-to-connect
      • Embedded SIM for global coverage
      • TCP/IP Stack – embedded stack to easily communicate over the internet
      • VoLTE – Voice over LTE
      • Cloud-connected – for secure collection of data and remote management of IoT deployments with integrated AirVantage services


      Offering highly integrated 5G wireless communication modules which come either in a M.2 form factor interface or a solder-down LGA variant.

      • M.2 formfactor (dimensions: 30 x 52 x 2.3mm)
      • Compatible with Fibocom’s FM150 family
      • LGA version FG160-EAU available
      • LGA dimensions: 41 x 44 x 2.75mm
      • Multi-constellation GNSS receiver
      • Maximum downlink rates: 3.5Gbps
      • Uplink rates up to 900Mbps
      • Operating temp: -30°C - +75°C
      • Power supply: 3.1 – 4.4V
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      WLRA-590 LoRa IoT module
      iSP4520 series

      SparkLAN WLRA-590 LoRa IoT module


      Insight SiP iSP4520 series – built-in combo LoRa and BLE modules

      Designed to enable very low power, long-range devices for highly sensitive communication to easily be conveyed at regional, national, and even global levels.

      This also provides significant advantages in both blocking and selectivity over conventional modulation techniques, solving the traditional design compromise between range,  Interference immunity, and energy consumption.

      • Based on Semtech SX1276
      • STM32L073xZ ARM Coretex-M0+
      • Support for 868MHz and 900MHz
      • SiP module
      • Dimensions: 13 x 11mm


      Offering a unique combination of two leading IoT radio technologies in one class-leading miniaturised package.

      With integrated BLE and LoRa, these modules offer the long-range capability of LoRa for data transmission across distances, combined with the high-throughput flexible service of BLE for a short-range connection.

      • Optimised 4G LTE Cat-6 IoT connectivity with 3G fallback for America and EMEA
      • Delivers up to 300 Mbps download speed
      • Supports most EMEA and NAM bands on a single SKU
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      How can we help?


      IEC62196-2 combo charging plug
      HVSL series rated to 1000V with current 350A (2W) 250A (2W) 46A (6W)

      IEC62196-2 combo charging plug


      High voltage EV connector systems

      The Excel|mate CC – IEC combo developed by Amphenol meets the IEC 62196-2 standard for charging systems enabling the vehicle to be charged with AC and DC power.

      The combo plug includes 2 DC power contacts enabling rapid charging in public areas and are equipped with a temperature sensor and a coloured LED to monitor charging status.

      • Compliant to IEC 62196-3
      • Rated Current: 200 A
      • Rated Voltage: 1000 V
      • Mating Cycles > 10.000
      • Temperature sensor included
      • Ambient temperature: -30° to 50°C
      • Protection class: IP 44 (mated)

      Supporting EV and HEV platforms with ratings up to 1000V @ 350A.

      Connector ranges include types for drive motors, battery systems, power distribution, and control units. Both the Amphenol HVSL and MSD product families feature EMI shielding, touch-proof, interlock, and second lever locking.


      • HVSL series rated to 1000V with current 350A (2W) 250A (2W) 46A (6W)
      • MSD series rated to 1000V with current 300A (MSD XL)
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      Supporting you throughout every stage of your design

      Our Technology Centres are fundamental within our consultative, design-led approach. At each facility, we have a team of highly experienced industry experts in their respective fields ready to accelerate and enhance your electric vehicle application.

      When designing an AC/AC or AC/DC EV charger, we can collaboratively work with you throughout each project stage.


      • Advice and recommendations on components, wiring harnesses, and PCB design and layout, through to the integration of subsystems including power modules, connectivity modules or security features
      • Designing inductive components, power supplies, and connectivity modules. Our focus on customer service, combined with our expertise, experience, and specialist equipment means we translate your requirements into a reliable, cost-efficient design, whether starting from scratch or modifying an off-the shelf product. We can then extensively test and verify these designs with the required test equipment
      • Support during the certification phase, by designing or supplying EMI shielding and filters or IP protection gaskets. Our pre-compliance ensures that your design will meet the appropriate standards
      • Management of production and complete supply chain including quality assurance. With a choice of certified manufacturing partners to enable a best fit for your unique requirements, we provide the most efficient capabilities matching your design, volume, and destination
      Design support


      How can we help?

      Technology Centres

      When resource or capacity is limited, you can depend upon our knowledge and dedicated Technology Centres to support you from concept through to production.

      We provide access to a large range of specialist services and capabilities across our specialist technologies, enabling you to build tailored solutions and bring your concept to reality. Discover how we can support you through our dedicated centres.