Definition of SPKLU / Charging Station

Definition of SPKLU / Charging Station

The presence of SPKLU Charging Stations is a vital piece of infrastructure needed to support the growth of the electric vehicle industry in Indonesia. Beyond simply providing charging points, SPKLU plays a multifaceted role crucial for advancing electric vehicle usage in the country.

In this article, we’ll delve into what SPKLU Charging Stations are and how they contribute to the adoption of electric vehicles in Indonesia.

Definition of SPKLU / Charging Station 

So, what exactly is SPKLU? In essence, the Public Electric Charging Control System, or SPKLU, is a place where electric vehicles, ranging from cars to buses, can recharge. These facilities are managed publicly, often in collaboration with entities like PLN and private companies. Their purpose is to support electric vehicle charging in public areas such as parking lots, shopping centers, fueling stations, and more.

Components of SPKLU Charging Station

Now, let’s break down the key components of an SPKLU Charging Station.

Firstly, there’s the charging station itself, serving as the primary point for electric vehicles to recharge.

Next, we have the charging cables. Indonesia utilizes various types, including DC CCS Type 2, CHAdeMo, AC Type 2, and GB/T. INVI offers both AC for slow charging and DC for fast charging, featuring CCS2 connectors.

Safety circuits are another crucial component, ensuring the protection of SPKLU users during the charging process. These circuits often include measures like separating connector channels to enhance safety.

Lastly, the control system regulates the charging process and electrical safety.  The high voltage of electric charging devices necessitates stringent safety features to ensure the safety of SPKLU users. These features typically include grounding and automatic current interruption.

Functions of SPKLU / Charging Station

The presence of SKLPU serves vital functions for electric vehicle users. Beyond offering safe, reliable, and easily accessible electric charging points, these charging stations scattered across various locations effectively address electric vehicle users’ concerns regarding travel distance limitations. Moreover, the increasing number of SPKLU/Charging Stations extends the reach of electric vehicles, fostering hopes for the advancement of the electric vehicle industry in Indonesia.

Differences between Slow Charging and Fast Charging  

Electric vehicle users have two power charging options: slow and fast charging systems. Slow charging typically operates at 7 kW, resulting in a longer charging process. On the other hand, fast charging boasts an output power ranging from 50–350 kW, making it significantly quicker and more efficient compared to slow charging.

To cater to the demand for fast charging, INVI provides safe, convenient, and efficient fast charging technology for electric vehicle users. 

INVI offers a range of fast charging technologies, including Chaevi 50kW – 3CH Fast Charger, Chaevi 100kW – 2CH Fast Charger, and Chaevi 200kW – 2CH Fast Charger. Additionally, INVI introduces ultra-fast charging technology with a power of 400 kW named Iconic 400kW (Ultra Fast Charger [Dispenser]). Alongside chargers equipped with fast charging technology, INVI also offers slow charging charger types with power ranging from 7–22 kW.

As part of Indika Energy, INVI is committed to continuously developing the electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia, also serving as a provider of SPKLU / Charging Station services. Some locations of SPKLU with fast charging features, ranging from 100–200 kW power, developed by INVI include:

  1. SPBG Petros Perintis Kemerdekaan – North Jakarta
  2. INVI Indonesia Office, Graha Mitra – South Jakarta
  3. INDY Office, Bintaro – South Tangerang

That concludes the discussion on what SPKLU is, along with its important role, functions, and components. The rapid growth of the number of SPKLU Charging Stations is expected to stimulate the development of the electric vehicle usage ecosystem in Indonesia.