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Eaton’s DC hyper charger among first of its size to earn ETL certification



April 10, 2015 – Eaton has added the direct current (DC) hyper charger to its electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) product portfolio and it is one of the first EV chargers of its size to earn safety certification from Intertek.

This charger is capable of charging mass transit electric vehicles (EVs) up to 1MW.

Without a recognized standard for a charger of this size, Eaton said its engineers collaborated with Intertek specifically to make testing for its charger a reality. The DC hyper charger is now ETL certified for safety, meeting UL standards 2202 and 2231 for EV chargers.

“Our years of experience in developing electrical and hybrid power systems for trucks and buses helped us apply existing standards for consumer plug-in chargers to this larger and very different device,” said Jon Beaver, product line manager for Eaton’s electric transportation infrastructure. “Pursuing these industry-recognized safety certifications for the electric vehicle hyper charger demonstrates Eaton’s dedication to providing safe, innovative and effective charging solutions that help set the stage for mass adoption of EVs in North America.”

Currently in revenue service as part of an operating bus route in several cities, Eaton said its DC hyper charger has allowed buses to travel over 600,000 miles to date.