My company is planning on installing another 20 EVSEs on campus and our facilities folks asked for recommendations. Our first dozen EVSEs were all Eaton units, but they got out of the commercial EVSE business when we went to add more. The next two dozen they bought were Schneider EV230WSRs, but Schneider just announced they are also getting out of the commercial EVSE business. Hence the need for a recommendation for this next round.
Our usage typically has the EVSE shared with 2 parking spots and used by 3-4 cars each day, with between 5-8 hours usage over a workday. The mix of cars is just about everything you can imagine. Lots of LEAFs and Volts. The 5th Bolt just showed up on campus. Half a dozen Teslas (and half a dozen people with reservations on a 3). A smattering of PIPs and Prius Primes. 1 or two each of the eGolf, Merc B, Ford Focus, Soul EV, etc. I think we have well over 50 plug-in vehicles.
FWIW: the Eatons have been rather unreliable (one fails every few months). The Schneider units seem to be holding up fine, although more than half of them are not being used yet as they are at another site that is still under construction.
Facilities is looking for 30A/240V units that can be wall mounted in a parking garage, are appropriate for light-duty commercial use, and require no service contract (no ChargePoint, no RFID, etc). They are not interested in networked units at all (no WiFi is available). They want something reliable from an established manufacturer that can be installed and will just work.
Minor update: they are looking for units that can be hardwired.
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on Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:58 am, edited 2 times in total.
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