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Minimize the Risk of Surges

Minimize the Risk of Surges

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Muhammad Ali, Program Manager, NEMA U.S. sales of electric vehicles (EVs) passed the one million milestone last September. Electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) is critical to the performance of electric vehicles. This equipment is usually exposed to overvoltages and surges and can result in severe damage to the charger and the car itself. A surge is a brief spike in an ac or dc cycle— less than a…

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Grid Connectivity to Rely on EV Charging

Grid Connectivity to Rely on EV Charging

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Charles Botsford, PE, Chemical Engineer, AeroVironment The electric grid has changed, but the change isn’t finished. With state and federal requirements to incorporate more renewable energy—primarily wind and solar—as part of our power generation mix, the grid must also incorporate a massive amount of energy storage to continue to provide stable and low-cost power. Electric vehicle (EV) charging is Read more […]

Electric Vehicle Charging Comes Home

Electric Vehicle Charging Comes Home

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Charles Botsford, P.E., Chemical Engineer, AeroVironment Of all the places to charge your electric vehicle (EV), your home is one of the most important. Home charging is called the 80-percent solution, which means that EV manufacturers and others estimate that 80 percent of all EV charging occurs at home. The next-most-important place to charge is where you work; public charging takes Read more […]