To have an intelligent conversation about displays and unique characteristics of charge equipment is impossible without being able to actually identify the equipment. I hope the following helps with basic understanding:
The NETWORK installs and owns the charger, plus takes your money like mobile phone networks (ATT or Verizon). The charger manufacturer (like Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy) design, builds and programs the phones. So it wouldn't make much sense to say my AT&T phone does X, Y or Z without identifying it as an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy, or some other kind of phone.
There is a teeny tiny amount of crossover. Some networks have the displays or software uniquely modified for their network. For instance, network provider NRG eVgo has all of its chargers on a 30 minute timer, regardless of the manufacturer of the charger. Both Blink and AeroVironment are unique because they both manufactured the DC charging equipment and are also network providers. Neither of them currently produced DC charging equipment, nor have they done so for several years.
Some Networks in the USA:
1) ChargePoint - no monthly charge, largest network by far, but not so big on DC chargers. Cost varies by individual charger. Uses primarily Titium Veefil chargers that are built in Australia.
2) AeroVironment - West Coast Electric Highway, recommended $20 per month, free unlimited charging (Oregon and Washington states). Fantastic and dependable, well placed through those two states only (Washington and Oregon). Uses only their own manufactured legacy DC chargers, which are no longer produced.
3) NRG / eVgo - recommended $14.95 per month, $3 per thirty minute timed charge (if charging more than thirty minutes, the session needs to be restarted). Their billing department is ATROCIOUS !!! Quickly spreading nationwide. Uses chargers from BTC (final assembly in California), ABB (Swiss) and Nissan / Sumitomo (Japan, no longer in production).
4) Greenlots - an "up and comer", no monthly fee, generally free sessions at Kia dealers. Uses only ABB.
5) OPconnect - very small, but they have been very useful in locations that I go. Uses various charger manufactures including EFacec.
6) Blink / Car Charging - absolutley the worst equipment on the planet. All paid for with over $100 MILLION in tax payer funds. Only about 60 working units nationwide, and that's on a good day. This company will once again be bankrupt in the very very near future.
7) EVconnect - small but growing, various DC charger manufacturers are used.
8) SEMAconnect - no DC chargers yet
This following list has nothing to do with who's network sticker is on the charger, but instead is the actual manufacturers of the charger used by the networks. The typical amperage is listed, too:
ABB - 120amps - used by NRG and others, very dependable, Swiss company
Blink - 120 / 125 amps - Blink / Car Charging only, complete garbage, will be bankrupt soon
BTC - 100 amps - used by NRG and others
Nissan (Sumitomo) - 115 amps - used by NRG, ChargePoint, and others. Unit no longer in production.
Efacec - 120 amps - used by Greenlots and others
Signet Systems - 120 and 200 amps - used by Greenlots and others. The 200 amp version is frequently marketed as 100kW.
Aerovironment - 120/125 amps - almost exclusively used by the AeroVironment network - West Coast Electric Highway
Tritium Veefil - 125 amps - used by ChargePoint
Eaton DC Quick Charger - 50 to 120 amps - networks vary
Aker Wade Level III Fast Charger
Andromeda Power ORCA-Mobile
Delta EV DC Quick Charger
Epyon Power Terra 50.1 Charge Station
Nichicon Quick Charger
Schneider Electric Fast Charger
Last edited by TonyWilliams
on Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:19 am, edited 2 times in total.