Our Charging Products
We have a variety of mounting options for your charging points: Single outlet wall mounted,
Double outlet wall mounted and Double outlet ground pole mounted. With our pole model, only the pole needs replacing in the event of a collision .
Charging Solutions units are available for single phase or 3 phase connection and are available as
standard charge (16A 3.7 kW) or fast charge (32A 7kW). Currently the majority of EV’s can only accept
standard 16A charging, but newer models due soon will have larger capacity on – board chargers fitted
which will enable them to accept 32A and therefore charge twice as fast.
All of our car charging points, regardless of how they are mounted can be accessed in the following ways
but, as they have modular construction can be upgraded at any time.
If you have secure parking and you do not need to recover payment for this facility, then our simple
ON/OFF push button activated units could be ideal. A simple energy meter between the distribution board
and charging point can monitor kWh consumption.
If you need to limit access to the charging points to authorised users only and do not need to recover
payment, then our optional RFID/NFC Contactless card enabled system would be suitable.
Our RFID System comes with an administrators master card that enables you to activate
any Mifare/DESFire (125Khz 1356Mhz) any existing contactless item, such as staff door access cards,
fobs, contactless bank cards and smart phones. Our RFID system has a capacity of up to 4000 users.
Our payment system includes RFID, as detailed above, which is linked to a full GSM/GPRS payment and
our management back office system. With this solution you have real time access to a web based system that
lets you control who uses the charging points, when they can access them and how much you charge them.
Full reporting on usage, consumption and transaction data is available which will assist with energy expenses
calculations and also support your carbon footprint reduction targets.
The GPRS system is linked to TomTom, Navteq and Google Maps, so that if you make your car charging points available
to the public, they can be identified through these providers.
A range of nine different cover colours are available as standard to complement your Companies corporate identity
and logos can be added at an extra cost.
The Latest Charging Standards
Charging Solutions car charging points meet all of the requirements of the UK Standard for Electric Vehicle charging
that come into place by the 1st April 2012. All units have CE certification and are tested and approved for all different makes of cars
From this date all publicly available car charging points must be fitted with Type 2 Sockets that incorporate a mechanism
that locks the charging plug into the socket of the charging point and Mode 3 communication modules (IEC 62196).
The communication module ensures safety during charging as not only does it immobilise the vehicle when connected,
it monitors the delivery of power and stops doing so when it detects the battery is full.
Under "Plugged in Places" the UK Government's Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Scheme, depending on where your
business is based, you may be eligible for grant funding support towards the purchase and installation of
vehicle charging points for your business. We are able to offer assistance with this initiative.
Currently the ‘Plugged-in Places’ regions are London, East of England, Milton Keynes, Midlands ,
Greater Manchester, North East, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
For purchase of electric vehicles, the Department for Transport has launched the "Plug-in Car Grant",
which offers a grant of up to 25% of a qualifying ultra dash low emission vehicle, up to a maximum of £5,000.
As of March 2012 the eligible cars are Chevrolet Volt, Citroen CZero, Mia, Mitsubishi iMiEV, Nissan Leaf, Peugeot iOn,
Renault Fluence ZE, Smart fourtwo electric drive, Tata Vista, Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid and Vauxhall Ampera.
For business users the Plug-in van Grant has also been launched which gives a 20 % price reduction up to £8,000.
The qualifying vans are Ford Transit Connect Electric, Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL , Renault Kangoo ZE,
Smith Electric Edison SE2 and SE3, FAAM Eco Mile, FAAM Jolly 2000, MIA Electric U.