24th October 2019 Distribution Division
Safe charging of electric vehicles
Siemens VersiCharge Overview:
The Siemens VersiCharge line of Electric Vehicle Charging systems is the industry’s most flexible and versatile offering. These Level 2 (240 VAC) charging stations offer unparalleled usability, safety, energy management, and affordability. Read below for details on the offering and how these devices can improve your electric vehicle experience.
In a research study for the best Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations conducted by The Wirecutter, part of The New York Times Company, Siemens VersiCharge was found to be the most convenient and easy to use and powerful enough to quickly charge most EVs. It was recommended as the best Electric Vehicle Charging Station at home for EV owners.
British Columbia Charging Station Incentives:
CleanBC – Go Electric EV Charger Rebate Program
The Charging Solutions and Incentives Program provides rebates towards the cost of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and provides support services for planning and installing EV chargers.
The BC government offers:
- 1. Single-family home charging infrastructure installation incentives of up to $350*
- 2. Multi-unit residential building (MURB) charging infrastructure installation incentives of up to $2,000
- 3. Workplace charging infrastructure installation incentives of up to $2,000
- 4. Support & consultation on EV charging solutions for MURBS and workplaces
*Includes duplexes and townhomes with private garages. BC Hydro customers can apply for a limited-time matching rebate up to $350.
Learn more about BC's Incentive Program: Plug In BC
- Level 2 (240 V) charging
- 30 A with adjustability
- Easy to install n Push button user controls
- Visual status indication n User controlled charge delay
- Built in cord management n Standard J1772 connector
- I/O dry contact for integration with external devices
- Weather proof enclosure (NEMA 4)
VersiCharge SG Features
- Same features as VersiCharge
- 30 A with adjustability
- Built in Zigbee wireless communication
- Optional communication expansion to Wi-Fi or cellular
- Optional Built in Revenue Grade Meter (0.5% accuracy)
Expanded communications, Metering and Controls
As smart grid appliances become more common, utility communications are a requirement. Electric vehicle charging is no different. Siemens VersiCharge SG charging devices offer the most complete communications offering available in residetial level EV charging gear. Built in Zigbee pods on all VersiCharge SG devices allows them to communicate with any Zigbee enabled device, including “smart” meters and the Siemens Solar Microinverter System. With expansion options for both Wi-Fi and cellular, the device is able to communicate regardless of the platform.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for the Future:
The Siemens VersiCharge charging units come in 30 A model. In addition, each of the devices can be adjusted with an Amperage dial or via utility controlled amperage regulation (communications required, see below for details).
As battery technology continues to improve, battery charge capacity will increase. This means that the chargers designed for the EVs available today will not be able to deliver power fast enough to sufficiently charge the batteries of tomorrow. By offering adjustable, extended amperages, Siemens VersiCharge charging equipment is ready today for the cars of tomorrow.
Wiring & Mounting Options
Hardwired from behind
Hardwired via bottom fed conduit
240 V Plug External
240 V Plug from behind (Plug is hidden)
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