Telefonix, known for its rugged cord reels and its PowerPost Level 1 commercial charging stations (feature in Charged Issue 12), has entered the Level 2 EVSE market with UL approval of its L2 PowerPost EV charger.
A low-current Level 2 charging station specifically designed for commercial outdoor use, the L2 PowerPost continues Telefonix’s focus on efficient, low-cost EV charging for longer-term parking.
“The L2 PowerPost EVSE features the same proven, retractable cord reel technology that has helped make our L1 PowerPost EV charging station a success,” said John Hipchen of Telefonix. “It operates at 208 to 240 volts, but only requires a 20 amp circuit. This lower current allows for the installation of more charging stations with a given electrical supply and, at the same time, satisfies EV drivers looking to replace the range lost during their daily commutes.”
Higher-current Level 2 charging stations are usually more expensive than the L2 PowerPost, and risk spikes in energy demand that can affect a facility’s overall energy costs. For longer-term parking, where EVs are parked for 2 hours or more, the 3.3 kW charging rate of the L2 PowerPost is designed to offer a sensible solution for delivering energy to cars while having a minimal economic impact on parking facilities.
The L2 PowerPost can add 20 miles of range in 2 hours or less for approximately $1, and is aimed at parking facilities such as malls, retail outlets and theaters that want to provide a valuable convenience to EV drivers.
The L2 PowerPost has a MSRP of $1,795, and price reductions are available for bulk orders.