Moving Power from the Grid to the Road
As plug-in electric vehicles begin hitting the road, GE's DuraStation stands ready to serve the millions of cars that will be plugging-in instead of fueling-up.
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Setting the Standard for User-Friendly Design and Reliability
With the DuraStation, GE builds on a century of innovation in designing and manufacturing electrical distribution systems. GE's DuraStation enables fast Level 2 charging at home and on the road. It is capable of reducing charge time from 12-18 hours to 4-8 hours, with service needs of 208-240VAC at 40A, assuming a 24kWh battery and a full-cycle charge. The DuraStation's modular design allows for easy upgrades as owner's needs change and more options become available.
The DuraStation is ideal for various locations. It can also help developers of commercial properties achieve higher LEED status for setting aside parking for low-emission vehicles and reducing conventional commuting trips. The DuraStation is also perfect for residential settings, where its user-friendly design makes it an excellent choice for consumers wanting a durable, safe, at-home solution.
- Double Pedestal: The double pedestal option offers two charging stations in the space of one, so two drivers can charge simultaneously at one station.
- Single Pedestal: The single pedestal option is designed for parking lots and sidewalks, so users can easily access charging stations while in their parking spaces
- Pole Option: The pole option is for areas where restrictive sidewalk space calls for alternative solutions. This option can be mounted on a lamppost or any other structure.
- Wall Option: The wall option is for areas with limited floor space and for residential garages. Parking garages will be able to install wall mounted units to provide drivers with the ability to charge while parked.
Features and Benefits
- The cord holder keeps the cord organized and out of the way of parking spaces, sidewalks and streets.
- LEDs display status: Green = Station Active, Blinking Green = Vehicle connected, not charging, Amber = Charging, Red = Fault occurred, manual reset required (disconnecting vehicle will reset in most cases).
- Option for a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader: users will gain charging authorization by waving RFID cards in front of the readers.
- Ethernet network offered for RFID authorization.
- RFID software registers usage of the DuraStation, enabling data collection and monitoring status of communication between RFID and EVSE.
- Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) screen shows greetings, instructions and station messages.
- Nuisance tripping avoidance and auto re−closure.
- Vehicle ground monitoring circuit.
- Single phase metering, displayed on included VFD.
- A building ventilation interface signal can be provided to operate facility and garage fans when required.
- Standards and approvals: SAE J1772; NEC 625; UL 2231, 2251, 2594; cUL 2231, 2594; NEMA and NIST.