DC fast charge that looks like a large white box is located next to a parking area

The Heliox 60 charger is designed to provide fast DC charging and is Buy-American compliant.

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Heliox, a Siemens Business and maker of DC charging systems for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, launched its new Heliox 60 charger. The compact 60-kW EV charger is certified (UL2202, CSA C22.2, Energy Star) and made specifically for the North American market.

Heliox said it built on the success of the 50-kW charger that helped the company gain significant market share in 2021. The Buy American compliant Heliox 60 is an enhanced iteration of cost-effective, low-power DC charging, the company said.

The Heliox 60 delivers a 150 A output, capable of delivering a full 60 kW for both traditional 400-volt and modern 800-volt vehicles.

The charger features a single CCS-1 (SAE J1772) output and Heliox has plans to incorporate NACS (SAE J3400) and multi-output configurations. Additionally, the unit allows for a 30-kW version within the same cabinet design.

“Since first ramping up the US team, the Heliox 60 was destined to be a staple in our product portfolio,” David Aspinwall, Heliox U.S. president, said. “There are many exciting collaborations and pilots focused on high-power and megawatt charging systems (MCS), but application-appropriate power and high-value chargers are paramount in the present state of the EV industry.”

Heliox 60 Installation Options & Accessories

Designed with scalability and convenience in mind, the Heliox 60's form factor allows for low-profile installations and is complemented by a range of accessories including a floor-mounted pedestal, cable management solutions, and a mobile cart configuration similar to the 50-kW predecessor.

The new chargers feature an LCD display and high-visibility LED energy status bars.

Heliox 60 Distribution through Siemens & Sourcewell

As part of Siemens’ acquisition of Heliox announced earlier this year, the Heliox 60 will also be available through select Siemens distributors, Sourcewell, and partnerships with leading vehicle OEMs and developers.

Ongoing interoperability testing guarantees seamless operation with the newest medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Additionally, all Heliox chargers leverage Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) for cloud-based monitoring and control.

Now a Siemens business, Heliox said it complements Siemens’ existing eMobility charging portfolio, adding products and solutions ranging from 30kW to 1MW for depots and enroute charging, with a focus on DC fast charging for electric truck and electric bus fleets.