Eaton Unveils Dual Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Date: September 30, 2013

Dual AC Level 2 Charging Stations Promote Faster Charging Times and Lower Equipment Costs

BURLINGTON... Power management company Eaton today announced the release of Dual AC Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations for simultaneous charging of two electric vehicles. The stations can charge electric vehicle batteries up to three times faster than traditional charging systems to offer a cost-effective solution for residential, commercial and fleet electric vehicle operations. The solution is designed to help customers realize substantial cost savings by reducing the need to purchase, install and maintain multiple charging stations.

Electric vehicle charging technology is advancing and delivering higher levels of power than previously possible paving the way to more efficient, reliable, and convenient electric vehicle management, said John Wirtz, business unit manager at Eaton. The addition of the Dual AC Level 2 charging stations to Eatons comprehensive charging portfolio will help electric vehicle fleet managers and residential owners reduce costs and charge time to maximize the value of their investments.

The Dual AC Level 2 charging stations are available in multiple power output configurations, and in ergonomic aluminum pedestal and wall mount designs for simplified use and installation.

The charging stations also meet the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) 3R rating for reliable indoor and outdoor installations, and include an integral ground fault monitoring system with an automatic reset function to protect connected equipment from potential power disruptions. The feature builds upon the proven effectiveness of Eaton ground fault circuit interruption technology, which has been implemented in the residential housing industry for more than 20 years.

A removable device panel on the chargers and standard interior layout simplifies on-site upgradeability for access control, payment options, data acquisition and networking. For example, customized management can be achieved through integration into a buildings existing system via standard Modbus RTU, enabling the station owner to receive usage statistics and manage deployment of charging stations remotely.

Eaton Dual AC Level 2 charging stations support the existing Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1772 protocol and are compatible with the ChargePoint, Greenlots SKY and Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) Networks to provide remote management, access control and payment options into one easy-to-manage system.

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Eatons electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer todays most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit