AeroVironment Home EV Charging Station Receives Underwriters Laboratories Listing
09 September 2010
AeroVironment (AV) has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listing for its EV home charging station (EVSE-RS). The home charging station is one element of AV’s range of charging solution, which includes convenience and fast charging systems for multi-unit housing, retail establishments, public locations, fleet operations, automotive dealerships, roadside assistance, and options to interface with the smart grid and smart home.
AV’s home charging station is UL listed under Subject 2594, soon to be the standard for AC power supplies and connectors for EV charging. UL 2594 addresses the certain safety and reliability aspects of AC cord sets and charge docks, up to 260 volts, critical to the deployment of EV charging infrastructure.
Mike Bissonette, AV senior vice president and general manager, Efficient Energy Systems business segment, says that AV’s home charging station has a number of safety and reliability features that exceed current UL and other Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) standards, including:
- A breakaway cable to ensure that live wires are not exposed if it is separated from the charger;
- An integrated charge connector dock for safe stowage of the charge cable to reduce the likelihood of tripping or drive-over damage; and
- A nonconductive, nonoxidizing NEMA 4 polymeric enclosure designed for long life, attractive appearance and recyclability.
This is necessary obviously. When do we see standards for 400 volt Fast Charging cables? Are there any already in place?
Posted by: Reel$$ | 11 September 2010 at 07:23 AM
220 VAC can do a good job of charging in a home garage. You can get back from the commute and within an hour have enough to go to the store and back. Certainly 8 hours over night will bring it back for the morning commute without over loading the grid.
Posted by: SJC | 12 September 2010 at 02:45 PM