Ampcontrol rolls out MegaWatt charger for mining industry

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The Ampcontrol MegaWatt Charger’s dual-mode charging feature enables multiple vehicle types to be charged via a single unit. Image credit: Ampcontrol

Ampcontrol has unveiled its new Ampcontrol MegaWatt Charger, a cutting-edge solution aimed at supporting the electrification of the mining industry.

The launch took place at The Electric Mine event in Perth, Western Australia, the company said in a news release.

In particular, the MegaWatt Charger leverages high-capacity charging technology to minimise charging time and operational impact, making it a significant development for the industry.

The MegaWatt Charger features dual-mode charging, allowing it to charge multiple vehicle types with a single unit.

It can power a range of vehicles, from light passenger vehicles, like the Ampcontrol Battery Electric Vehicle DRIFTEX, to large machines, including electric haul dump trucks, trains, and buses.

“With the mining industry pushing towards decarbonisation and net zero targets, we have developed cutting-edge charging technology that balances charge time and energy management,” said Rod Henderson, Ampcontrol managing director & CEO.

Ampcontrol provides power infrastructure, renewable solutions, electric vehicles, fleet charging solutions, and cabling, all backed by extensive electrical engineering expertise.

“We listen to the needs of industry and develop products using our advanced technology and innovative solutions to support our customers. We are excited by the opportunity to showcase how Ampcontrol is challenging the future at The Electric Mine 2024 by launching the Ampcontrol MegaWatt Charger,” said Henderson.

The Electric Mine 2024 event was held from Tuesday, 21 May 2024, to Thursday, 23 May 2024, at Crown Perth, Great Eastern Highway Burswood, Perth, WA.