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Coulomb Charging Stations Draw EV UL Listing

June 14, 2010

CAMPBELL, CA - Coulomb Technologies on June 9 announced that its ChargePoint CT2100 charging station has been certified to Underwriters Laboratories' new requirements under the UL Subject 2594 standard. 

UL Subject 2594 is the safety requirement covering electric vehicle supply equipment. Coulomb's ChargePoint CT2100 product family is one of the first charging stations to be evaluated to this standard. In addition, the CT2100 is certified to UL 1998, UL 991, UL 2231-1 and UL 2231-2 standards. 

The CT2100 family of charging stations supports both Level II 208/240V, 30A charging (via the SAE J1772 connector) and Level I 120V, 16A charging via a standard NEMA 5-20 outlet, thereby offering the ability to charge almost any EV.

UL evaluates representative products, components, materials and systems for compliance to specific requirements, and authorizes manufacturers of compliant products to display the UL Mark on those products. 

"Being able to display the UL Mark on our product is significant for many reasons," said Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies. "UL is a world leader in product safety testing and certification and adherence to their safety standards is required by many municipalities, utilities and businesses. Coulomb's ChargePoint CT2100 is in high demand in part because it is the only charging station that has a Level I/II UL Listing that is shipping today. This technology is proven, certified and available." 

The CT2100 product family and all ChargePoint networked charging stations are network-enabled, capable of reporting energy usage and communicating over the network with software application services and network support services to activate capabilities such as:

  • Providing open access for all drivers using any standards-based RFID card
  • Generating revenue for station owners to offset electricity and maintenance costs
  • Sending SMS or e-mail notifications to drivers for charging completion or interruptions in charging
  • Controlling access to eliminate energy theft and to enhance safety
  • Integrating with the utility smart grid for demand side management and preferred pricing.

"In 2009 UL led the development of a new set of safety requirements in anticipation of a growing market for electric vehicles, infrastructure and accompanying products," said Gary Savin, UL's vice president and general manager for global power and controls business. "Coulomb is one of the early pioneers in having their product listed to UL Subject 2594. This is a significant milestone for UL, Coulomb and the industry as a whole as it paves the way for new EV infrastructure in the United States." 

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