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Eleet-EV - General Questions

Why don’t I ever see Eleet-EV chargers

Eleet-EV is an ODM and support business. Products are developed and tailored to represent our partners requirements and carry the customer’s own branding. For sure, you will have seen many Eleet-EV chargers but Eleet-EV is an invisible partner behind these, with each unique project being subject to NDA and exclusivity agreements

Why are there no product specifications on the Eleet-EV website?

Eleet-EV chargers are developed to our partners requirements. Eleet-EV has full capability for providing maximum and optimised functionality. This can include understanding and meeting country specific regulations to providing customised firmware to enable specific functionality. If you are not sure to the exact performance specification needed, Eleet-EV are very experienced and will always be able to assist and guide you accordingly.

Are Eleet-EV Chargers Smart Chargers?

Eleet-EV provide smart chargers including options such as OCPP or Modbus. Various communication methods are possible plus payment systems if needed.

How long does it take to develop a customer EV Charger?

Eleet-EV have many “generic” charger platforms developed and proven. Most of which have been through an authorised 3rd party certification process. Depending upon your requirements, the basis of functional development already has a head start. Eleet will be pleased to discuss your vision and provide various options for you.

What do I do about certification?

Apart from ensuring the charger itself meets the exacting international standards required, the certification process is a critical and necessary process to be completed correctly using a suitably authorised test facility. Eleet-EV is always by your side and our experience will assist in making this process comfortable. If your product solution is not already covered by one of Eleet’s existing approvals, we will take care of this process for you. The important fact is to ensure the certification is provided by a fully authorised test authority who are prequalified for particular EV charging standards.

Can Eleet-EV develop chargers for use with solar and battery storage?

The limited capacity of the grid and policy direction towards carbon neutrality provides a good opportunity for integrated optical storage and charging stations. Eleet-EV have developed DC chargers from 15kW to 120kW with capability of accepting DC photovoltaic power to be used for directing into energy storage batteries or direct vehicle charging. The same topology may be used to transfer DC power from energy storage facilities to directly charge EVs. The principal improves the efficiency of the power distribution system, eliminates the need for an intermediate inverter and even reduces the cost of the charger itself.

Charging Modes

What's EV charging Mode 1 ?

Mode 1 charging is the basic method of charging an electric vehicle using a standard household power outlet and an uncomplicated extension cord. This form of charging, however, lacks shock protection against DC currents, and we recommend avoiding this method for safety reasons.

What's EV charging Mode 2 ?

Mode 2 charging utilizes a specialized cable equipped with integrated shock protection for both AC and DC currents. This protective charging cable usually comes with the EV, ensuring the users’ safety against electric shocks. As of now, Mode 2 is a prevalent method for EV charging.

What's EV charging Mode 3 ?

Mode 3 charging is characterized by dedicated charging stations or wall-mounted boxes designed specifically for EV charging. Both options offer robust protection against AC and DC currents. With Mode 3, the necessary connecting cable comes with the charging station or wall box, eliminating the need for an EV-specific charging cable. This method is widely recognized as a preferred way of charging EVs.

What's EV charging Mode 4 ?

Often dubbed as ‘DC fast-charge’ or simply ‘fast-charge,’ Mode 4’s charging rates vary significantly. They range from portable 5kW units, extending up to 50kW and 150kW, and soon-to-emerge 350kW and 400kW standards.