How to Plug In the Fishing Fleet: Connectors in charging infrastructure for small fishing boats
Fishing fleets are targeted for electrification in many parts of the world. These vessels represent a large potential for emission reductions by transitioning from fossil to hybrid and electric propulsion. However, a massive electrification of such vessels requires a disruptive green shift, introducing safe and reliable battery charging infrastructure along the coastline. Up to now, electric energy has been supplied only, if supplied at all, for auxiliary loads, such as lighting, heating, and ventilation, when fishing boats are in a harbor. The standard connection method has been through industrial connectors. In other sectors, such as automotive, other connector types are used. When batteries are installed on fishing vessels, high charging powers and currents are deployed, calling for robust connector solutions.
- Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 328721
- SINTEF Energy Research / Elkraftteknologi
IEEE Electrification Magazine
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
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