Leviton’s new 50 A heavy-duty receptacle is designed to meet the rugged requirements of EV charging

Professional EVSE installers understand that the standard electrical receptacles sold at big-box stores aren’t really suitable for use with plug-in EV charging stations (see our 2023 interview with Qmerit’s CEO). To support sustained high power levels and frequent insertions, you need something like Leviton’s new industrial-grade 50 Amp Heavy Duty EV Charging Receptacle.

Leviton calls this device “the ideal solution to power EV charging stations.” It’s designed to sustain the extended charge times and high frequency of insertions required by plug-in EV chargers. A weather-resistant model is available for outdoor use.

“This new receptacle offers the perfect option for homeowners who prefer a plug-in application for their EV charging needs as opposed to a hard-wire application,” said Maxi Zovko, Product Manager for the Leviton Residential business unit. “It is also the smart choice for builders of future-focused homes and MDU developments who want to provide an EV-ready environment for residents.”

The Leviton 50A Heavy Duty EV Charging Receptacle is built of durable high-impact nylon and features heavy-gauge, high-performance copper contacts. Pressure wire terminal connections are designed to ensure full contact with the conductors, and a high torque value is necessary to ensure proper connection. The device may be used with #4, #6 or #8 AWG copper wire, and is backed by a two-year limited warranty.

Source: Leviton

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