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.