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Apr 08, 2024

Electrical Basics: Part 2

To charge their batteries, EVs need to connect to a power source that can deliver a certain amount of energy over a certain period of time. But what is the difference between power and energy, and why does it matter for EV charging?

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Mar 18, 2024

Electrical Basics: Part 1

With so many new EV charging business development opportunities, the EV infrastructure industry is seeing an explosion in the growth of new people entering the space. However, the ecosystem of EV fast charging sites can be complex and overwhelming to understand for those new to it.

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May 25, 2023

How Much Are EV Charger Outages & Truck Rolls Costing You?

According to J.D. Power’s 2021 Electric Vehicle Experience Ownership Study, 43% of EV driver respondents had encountered broken public charging stations. Up to 25% of public U.S. EV chargers are out of operation at any given time, with these outages often going undetected until a technician is physically present. Outages are routinely due to a charger communication failure which leaves the Charg...

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Apr 05, 2023

EXPLORING EV INFRASTRUCTURE ACROSS INDUSTRIES: AUTO DEALERS

In order to meet automaker requirements for the continued sale of EVs, auto dealerships across the country are gearing up to install Level 2 and Level 3 (DC Fast) EV chargers. With most automakers issuing tight time frames to install these EV chargers by the beginning of 2024, dealers are running into supply chain bottle necks, permitting and design delays, and long lead times when it comes to...

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Feb 21, 2023

Avoiding Bottlenecks When Deploying EV Infrastructure

The U.S. has known for roughly two decades that it would eventually face a shortage of skilled electricians. Unfortunately, the shortage is hitting just as the National Electric Vehicle Investment (NEVI) program kickstarts the deployment of tens of thousands of electric vehicle (EV) chargers nationwide. As a result, the industry will have to find innovative ways to minimize the labor required by...

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Feb 07, 2023

Increasing Charger Uptime with Resilient Infrastructure

Electric vehicle (EV) ownership is on the rise in the U.S., but consumer surveys suggest that the EV charging experience needs to improve to address the lingering concerns of buyers. EV owners are worried about being able to reach their destinations, according to J.D. Power’s 2021 Electric Vehicle Experience ownership study, which found that vehicle range is the top thing on owners’ minds. A...

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Jan 25, 2023

Overcoming Obstacles in the EV Charging Industry

The Electric Vehicle (EV) charging industry is poised for rapid growth in 2023 following the approval of state plans for managing $1.5 billion in first-round funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed in 2021. However, the industry will need to overcome two challenges — one set by legislators and another inherent to the market. To be eligible for funding under the National...

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Sep 23, 2022

Understanding Switchgear

A switchgear is a critical component of DC fast charging infrastructure which is composed of electrical panels with the task of receiving, distributing, and protecting the site’s power. Traditionally, these post-and-frame switchgear systems are comprised of multiple mixed-manufacturer electrical panels including breakers panels, a current transformer (CT) cabinet, and transformers. All of which...

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Sep 22, 2022

Is There A Simple Solution For EV Charger Infrastructure?

The infrastructure required to power Level 3 EV chargers (also known as DC fast chargers) typically includes a series of electrical panels commonly referred to as switchgear. Switchgear is tasked with receiving, transforming, distributing, and protecting the charging station’s power. One of the major roadblocks potential EV charging site owners are facing in today’s climate is finding a switchge...

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Sep 02, 2022

How Does the EV Fast Charger Network Function?

Delivering the enormous amount of energy and physical infrastructure required to power Level 3 fast chargers, along with the technology to access and use these chargers, takes a complex network of various providers. Understanding how this network functions is the first step to getting involved with the EV charger infrastructure rollout. Let’s take a look at the network of providers that L3 fast...

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Aug 25, 2022

How Do EV Fast Charger Stations Work?

Access to NEVI funds requires the recipient to include a minimum of four 150 kw DC fast chargers (also referred to as Level 3 chargers) in their charging stations. Unlike the Level 1 or Level 2 chargers commonly found at in-home charging systems and shopping centers, L3 chargers require an enormous amount of utility power and station infrastructure. Let’s take a look at the equipment these L3 fa...

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We are a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of systems to support the management and monitoring of critical assets. As an expert in both vehicle refueling and utility asset monitoring, we are committed to supporting the emerging EV charging market. Our turnkey solutions enable rapid deployment with intelligent monitoring to maximize charger operational uptime.