Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions

By: Aztec Supply  09-12-2011

Electric Vehicle (EV) Sales Continue To Climb The sales of electric vehicles continue to climb with the Chevrolet "Volt", Mitsubishi "MiEV", Nissan "Leaf" and Tesla "Roadster" now available. With EV purchase incentives from the Government of Ontario in the region of $8,000 and most auto manufacturers scheduled to release their own versions of electric vehicle (EV) over the next year or two, sales will definitely continue to climb . In fact, by 2020 it is estimated that there will be approximately 3.5 million electric vehicles on the road. If you are planning to purchase or lease an EV in the near future, now is a good time to look at options for recharging your new electric vehicle.

As Canada's premier electrical supplier, Aztec is excited to be one of the first companies in the Greater Toronto and Cambridge areas to offer a full line of innovative electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for residential, commercial and fleet applications. We provide a comprehensive range of electric vehicle charging solutions from industry leader, Eaton, that provide safe and reliable electric vehicle charging stations for your home, business or fleet.

Our established experience and excellence in the electrical distribution and control business, allows us to provide complete solutions for charging your electric vehicle including the recommendation of approved contractors for the installation of your electric vehicle charger. With all of our staff fully trained in all aspects of electric vehicle charging, we are ready to provide you with all the latest information you need to purchase and install the right charger for your EV.

What Type Of Charger Do You Need For Your EV?

There are currently three levels of EV chargers available.  Aztec offers Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 EV charging solutions for residential and business installations. The level of charger you choose will depend on your charge time requirements and the electrical infrastructure of your home or business. The table below, explains the three levels of EV chargers we offer.

LEVEL 1 EV CHARGERS LEVEL 2 EV CHARGERS LEVEL 3 EV CHARGERS
Description Level 1 EV chargers use a standard 120V outlet and are designed to be simple to install with no modifications required to your existing electrical circuits. They are good for infrequent drivers with long periods between trips. Level 1 EV chargers typically take 12 to 18 hours to charge a depleted EV battery. Level 2 EV chargers require a 240V connection similar to a dryer outlet. They offer faster charging times over Level 1 chargers, but do require proper installation by a qualified electrician. They are better suited for drivers who make frequent trips with shorter periods in between. Level 2 EV chargers will typically charge your depleted EV battery in 4-8 hours. Level 3 EV chargers use large amounts of direct current to bypass the vehicle’s on-board charger with a fast and reliable DC charge that takes minutes instead of hours to charge your EV. Level 3 EV chargers are ideal for commercial installations including public charging stations and fleet operators. A Level 3 EV charger will typically recharge your EV battery in 20 -30 minutes.
Voltage Required 110/120 VAC 208/240 VAC 208 VAC
Input Amperage 16A or 30A 16A, 30A or 70A (Commercial Version) 156A
Max Power 1.9kW (L116 Style)
3.6kW (L130 Style)
3.8kW (L216 Style)
7.2kW (L230 Style)
16.8 kW (70A Commercial Style)
50 kW
Mounts Available Bollard, Wallmount or Pedestal Wallmount or Pedestal Pad Mount
Safety Specifications cETL Listed,
CSA Standard 22.2
No. 107.1
UL 2594 for EV Use
cUL
cETL Listed,
CSA Standard 22.2
No. 107.1
CSA Standard 22.2
No. 107.1
Ground Fault Protection

YES

YES

YES

Over-Current Protection

YES

YES

YES

Features 1-4 Multi-vehicle support*
Integrated High- Efficiency LED lighting*
SAE J1772™ compliant
Permanent or cord and plug wallmount
Quick and Easy installation
Build-to-Order customization available
*Bollard Type
SAE J1772™ compliant
Permanent or cord and plug wallmount
Quick and Easy installation
Build-to-Order customization available
Field Upgradeable*
Various cord lengths*
Communications*
*Commercial Type
CHAdeMO compliant
Touch Screen interface
Connector Protection
Communications
Options Access Control
High-Efficiency, LED site-lighting
Access Control
High-Efficiency, LED site-lighting
Wireless Communications,
Network Connectivity,
Credit Card reading,
Access Control,
Metering with Communications,
Sub-Metering
Wireless Communications,
Network Connectivity,
Credit Card reading,
Access Control,
Metering with Communications,
Sub-Metering
Applications Single and Multifamily Homes
Parking Garages
University Campuses
Truck Stops
Restaurants
Airports & Hotels
Municipalities
Shopping Centres
Corporate Offices
Single and Multifamily Homes
Parking Garages
University Campuses
Truck Stops
Restaurants
Airports & Hotels
Municipalities
Shopping Centres
Corporate Offices
Public Charging Stations
Drug Stores
Truck Stops
Convenience Stores,
Off-highway dining, rest / truck stops
Municipalities
Shopping Centres
Government & Fleet Operators
Charge Time 12 to 18 Hours 4 to 8 Hours 20 to 30 Minutes

Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions Available From Aztec.

LEVEL 1 EV CHARGERS FOR RESIDENTIAL, CONDO & SMALL BUSINESS USE

120VAC Universal Receptacle Level 1 EV Charging Station

Features and Benefits:
  • Perfect for charging Electric Vehicles (with their respective cordsets), e-bikes, NEVs, electric service vehicles, and golf carts
  • 110/120VAC
  • 20, 40, and 80 amp units available
  • Charge up to four vehicles
  • Pedestal and Bollard styles available
  • Locking provision to prevent cordset theft
  • Support hook to prevent unintentional unplug with heavier EV cordsets
  • Charging stations can be connected in series
  • NEMA 5-20 T-slot receptacles
  • Rugged stainless steel construction
  • Indoor / outdoor rated
  • Optional LED lighting available
  • Optional utility grade sub-metering
  • NEC® 625 compliant
  • UL® Listed to UL 2594 for EV use
  • Customization available



120VAC Level 1 EV Charging Station

Features and Benefits:
  • Provides an economical and versatile solution for charging all electric vehicles
  • 110/120VAC
  • 16 and 30 amp units available
  • Wall-mount and Pedestal styles
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Rugged stainless steel construction
  • Indoor / outdoor rated
  • Auto-reset feature
  • Hardwire or Cord-and-Plug Connected
  • SAE J1772TM compliant connector
  • Optional advanced cord management to protect SAE J1772TM connector
  • Standard 16’ cord
  • Optional LED lighting available
  • Optional utility grade sub-metering
  • ETL listed to UL® 2594/2231/1998
  • Customization available


LEVEL 2 EV CHARGER FOR RESIDENTIAL, CONDO & SMALL BUSINESS USE

240VAC Level 2 EV Charging Station

Features and Benefits:
  • Charge electric vehicles up to 5 times faster than with a vehicle’s cordset
  • 208/240VAC
  • 16 and 30 amp units available
  • Wall-mount and Pedestal styles
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Rugged stainless steel construction
  • Indoor / outdoor rated
  • Auto-reset feature
  • Hardwire or Cord-&-Plug Connected
  • SAE J1772TM compliant connector
  • Optional advanced cord management to protect SAE J1772TM connector
  • Standard 16’ cord
  • Optional LED lighting available
  • Optional utility grade sub-metering
  • ETL listed to UL® 2594/2231/1998
  • Customization available


LEVEL 2 EV CHARGER FOR COMMERCIAL & FLEET USE

240VAC Level 2 EV Commercial Charging Station

Features and Benefits:
  • Economical solution for commercial and fleet operators
  • Charge electric vehicles up to 5 times faster than with a vehicle’s cordset
  • 208/240VAC
  • 30 and 70 amp units available
  • Wall-mount and Pedestal styles
  • Data collection
  • Ethernet & serial communication options
  • Wireless communication available
  • Remote management options
  • Outdoor-rated credit card swipe option
  • User authentication via keypad option
  • User authentication via RFID option
  • Rugged stainless steel construction
  • Indoor / outdoor rated
  • Auto-reset feature
  • Hardwire or Cord-&-Plug Connected
  • SAE J1772TM compliant connector
  • Optional advanced cord management to protect SAE J1772TM connector
  • Standard 16’ cord
  • Optional LED lighting available
  • Optional utility grade sub-metering
  • ETL listed to UL® 2594/2231/1998
  • Customization available



LEVEL 3 EV CHARGER FOR COMMERCIAL, MUNICIPAL & FLEET USE

DC Level 3 EV Commercial Charging Station

Features and Benefits:
  • The EVSE solution for quick turn around charging
  • Charge electric vehicles in as little as 20 minutes
  • 208VAC
  • 156 amp fast charge
  • Free-standing Nema 3R stainless steel structure
  • Intuitive touchscreen
  • Data collection
  • Ethernet & serial communication options
  • Wireless communication available
  • Remote management options
  • Outdoor-rated credit card swipe option
  • Secure connector locking system
  • Connector insulation verification system
  • Rugged stainless steel construction
  • Indoor / outdoor rated
  • CHAdeMO compliant
  • Standard 9’ cord
  • Optional utility grade sub-metering
  • CSA Standard 22.2
  • Customization available



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The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011


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