Already from a distance you can recognise the 2.6 metre tall HPC with its unique multifunctional LED light ring. This so-called halo provides visibility in the dark when approaching the charging station, as well as creating a brightly illuminated environment of the station during the charging process. In addition, various colour modes indicate the different statuses of charging.
The charging stations were developed in cooperation with the BMW subsidiary Designworks and were awarded gold at the iF Design Awards 2019 for their design and lighting concept.
The LED halo indicates the status of the connector:
STAND BY/ SLEEP MODE
Halo is dimmed white.
VEHICLE ARRVIES AT CHARGER
When vehicles arrives and is detected by sensors or when user touchers the charger display, halo lights up in white.
CONNECT & AUTHORIZE
When user plugs charger into the car or authorises the payment, there is no change in the halo colour - it is lighten up in white.
When the charging process has been started, the halo is pulsating in purple and LED shows the state-of-charge of the vehicle battery.
After the charging is finished, the halo will remain pink until the vehicle is plugged in.
|After unplugging, the halo will turn back to white.|
If any error occurs, the halo will turn red.