Wiring - Cabling - Devices
Legrand Canada launches EV charging solutions for Canadian market
By Anthony Capkun
August 24, 2012 – Legrand Canada launched its new line of portable, wallmount and pedestal electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The outdoor-rated Level 1 portable EV charger (L1EVSE) allows consumers to recharge from any standard 15A receptacle. Auto-Reset allows the L1EVSE to retry after a minor electrical fault, preventing lockout and low charge situations. Vehicle leakage current compensation prevents nuisance GFCI trips, and it is compatible with all plug-in EVs (SAE J1772 plug). The outdoor-rated Level 2 charging station (wallmount and pedestal, L2EVSE16) features Auto-Reset and supplies a full charge in 3-6 hours. Like the L1EVSE, it boasts built-in GFCI protection with Self-Test feature, and detects the lack of ground (Ground Continuity Monitoring). Communication with the vehicle confirms electrical connections prior to charging. The pedestal unit provides support for up to two charging stations.