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18.10.2019 – 10:05

Juice Technology AG

Press release: World's first Schuko plug with integrated temperature sensor

Press release: World's first Schuko plug with integrated temperature sensor
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Juice Technology equips Schuko adapters with JUICE CELSIUS

Juice Technology AG, a leading manufacturer of mobile charging stations for electric cars, is tackling the problem of plug overheating by integrating the JUICE CELSIUS temperature sensor into the Schuko adapter plugs for its JUICE BOOSTER 2 mobile charging stations. From now on, even poorly wired power sockets no longer pose any hazard for electric car owners.

Everyday routines are steadily becoming more electronic, more digital, and smarter. Use of electronic equipment is growing, putting higher stress loads on electric power hook-ups. Drivers of electric cars are also recharging their vehicles at home, from household sockets. Yet, household power sockets are generally not designed for the high continuous-current flows optimally needed to charge electric cars. In a worst-case scenario, overloading a power socket can cause power cabling to catch fire.

Juice Technology AG has stepped up to tackle this problem, becoming the world's first charging equipment manufacturer to outfit thee Schuko adaptor plugs for their JUICE BOOSTER 2 mobile charging stations with JUICE CELSIUS temperature sensors.

Simple communication via the JUICE CONNECTOR

The integrated temperature sensor communicates with the JUICE BOOSTER 2 charging station via the JUICE CONNECTOR plug connection. If the plug detects any potential overheating, it immediately transmits a signal to the mobile charging station which, in turn, is able to shut down the charging process in a controlled manner. This prevents any potential damage to the power socket or the electric car's battery.

Most cable fires are caused by either incorrectly wired power sockets, defective electrical systems, or excessive loading of low-capacity cables.

"The integrated temperature sensor guarantees total protection against overheating, ensuring owners of electric cars not only worry-free sleep while re-charging overnight, but also a fully-charged electric car the next morning," explains Christoph Erni, CEO of Juice Technology. This is because once the temperature of the overheated pins has dropped to a normal level, the charging operation restarts. The charging process is run up to three times at maximum. If on the third attempt the plug overheats again, the charging cycle is aborted entirely.

"We view this as part of our corporate responsibility, ensuring that our customers' charging experience is not only as simple and easy as possible, but also - and most importantly - safe and reliable."

From now on, JUICE CELSIUS temperature sensors are being integrated into all Schuko protective-contact adapters - and at no extra cost to consumers: the prices for all sets remain unchanged.

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Origin and prevention of cable fires

1. Causes: Cable fires can be caused by overloaded power lines, defectively 
   wired electric power systems, or conducting too much current through 
   low-capacity cables. Another cause is when an excessively high number of 
   electronic devices are plugged into a multi-socket power strip.   
2. Foreseeability: In most cases, smouldering cables and cable fires occur 
   inside walls, and therefore remain undetected until very late. Yet, various 
   signs may indicate conditions conducive to cable fires: crackling noises or 
   sparking when turning electrical devices or light switches on or off, 
   repeated tripping of fuses, unexplainable loose contacts, flickering lights, 
   or image interference (break-up) on the television screen.   
3. Prevention:  Essential electrical devices should be acquired exclusively 
   from reputable specialist dealers, such as the retailers of Juice Technology.
   Cheaply made devices and power sockets become faulty or fail much more 
   frequently under electrical overloading than equipment manufactured to high 
   standards. Plugs serving unused devices should always be removed from the 
   socket.   

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JUICE CELSIUS

Find out more about JUICE CELSIUS temperature sensors at:

www.juice-technology.com/juice-booster-adapter https://youtu.be/LMon_xrBtcY

https://youtu.be/LMon_xrBtcY

About Juice Technology

Juice Technology AG, headquartered in the town of Cham in the Swiss canton of Zug, is the world's leading producer of mobile 22-kW electrical charging stations. The broad portfolio of this Swiss manufacturer also includes charging and load management systems, permanent electric vehicle charging stations, wall boxes and DC charging stations. Founded in 2014, Juice Technology rode the success of its JUICE BOOSTER 1 mobile charging station to position itself as the global world leader already within its first year of business. The company is now firmly established and a major producer of charging infrastructure, having already brought numerous world firsts to market such as temperature sensors installed in power plugs, credit card payment systems, and the smartJUICE infinitely scalable load management system. Juice Technology AG enjoys worldwide presence with its own locations, subsidiaries and partner companies, and also has a global network of retailers at its disposal. With its total in-house workforce today of 74 employees active in development, production, marketing, sales and logistics, the company is currently tripling its sales volume every year.

To find out more about the company, its products and solutions, go to www.juice-technology.com.

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Daniela Märkl
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