Residential Charging Solutions

Electric vehicles are growing in popularity prompting people to look for a charging solution at home. Today there are two options for charging at home; Network & Non-Network Units. Depending on your budget and whether or not you require the data related to power consumption you can choose from either. Networked units communicate via Wifi and can be utilized on your home network. Some will communicate with the BC Smart Meter.

Multi – Residential Charging Solutions

  1. How may stalls do you have available to dedicate to EVSE, this will dictate how many charging units you can accommodate?
  2. Do you have the needed amperage and voltage available in your existing service? Work with a certified electrician (we can provide) to establish how much power is available to you.  If your service cannot accommodate the requirement you will need to get a quote for service upgrade. Establish where the EVSE units will be located. You can have the electrician give you a quote for running the required power to the charging units while he is inspecting your service.
  3. Accessing your current power usage profile so you can calculate your peak power usage, adding EVSE to your existing facility can increase your power consumption putting you in a Demand charging scenario which can be costly. There are solutions for this!
  4. User Authentication will be required to establish tenant power usage. Electric vehicles today consume different levels of power during charging and your system should be capable of gathering this data for billing purposes. There are many ways to authenticate and we can help you to establish a profile that works for your specific application.
  5. You are going to require software capable of managing  your networked charging stations. What are the network fees, is the charge per head, or per unit?  Make sure you understand what your network package includes for features and capability – does it suite your needs? You will have to sign a service agreement (similar to your cellular contract)  to utilize your chosen network.  There can be commissioning paperwork to fill out as well (if applicable is commissioning included in purchase price). There are several networks available today and you should make your choice based on what features best suit your application.  Annual cost and features differ. Make sure you understand what is covered and what you will be responsible for should there be any problems. Electrum Charging Solutions can provide this information for you.
  6. In this type of application you will be utilizing networked units. Make sure you understand how the communicate (cat 5, Wifi, zigbee & cellular). If you are installing units in parkade consideration needs to be given to signal strength. If not you may need to make accommodation for signal reception – there are solutions to manage this. If your facility has an existing  Ecom system (cellular repeater) already installed you may be able to utilize for cellular reception. Once you have established where the EVSE units will be located you can use your cellular device for a rough idea of signal strength. The other option is for us to test with a certified signal meter.
  7. Choose a reputable EVSE Manufacture. Make sure you understand the basic warranty and what will be covered if something goes wrong. Do they provide extended warranty and does it include parts and labor? Do they provide technical support and local technicians?
  8. Resell of Power – There are some guidelines that you need to consider if you are re-selling power. The BC Hydro Tariff 9.2. Resale of Power provides this information. We would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the options for re-selling power.
  9. Appointing an administrator to manage the EVSE units. This person would have an online account that can be accessed at any time enabling you to provide first level diagnostic, usage, authentication and remittance.
  10. Do you qualify for LEED credits?

Workplace Charging Solutions

  1. How may stalls do you have available to dedicate to EVSE, this will dictate how many charging units you can accommodate?
  2. Do you have the needed amperage and voltage available in your existing service? Work with a certified electrician (we can provide) to establish how much power is available to you.  If your service cannot accommodate the requirement you will need to get a quote for service upgrade. Establish where the EVSE units will be located. You can have the electrician give you a quote for running the required power to the charging units while he is inspecting your service.
  3. Accessing your current power usage profile so you can calculate your peak power usage, adding EVSE to your existing facility can increase your power consumption putting you in a Demand charging scenario which can be costly. There are solutions for this!
  4. User Authentication will be required to establish employee power usage. Will the units be available to the public? Units can be accessed by RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) access or mobile device application. Electric vehicles today consume different levels of power during charging and your system should be capable of gathering this data for billing purposes. There are many ways to authenticate and we can help you to establish a profile that works for your specific application.
  5. You are going to require software capable of managing  your networked charging stations. What are the network fees, is the charge per head, or per unit?  Make sure you understand what your network package includes for features and capability – does it suite your needs? You will have to sign a service agreement (similar to your cellular contract)  to utilize your chosen network.  There can be commissioning paperwork to fill out as well (if applicable is commissioning included in purchase price). There are several networks available today and you should make your choice based on what features best suit your application.  Annual cost and features differ. Make sure you understand what is covered and what you will be responsible for should there be any problems. Electrum Charging Solutions can provide this information for you.
  6. In this type of application you will be utilizing networked units. Make sure you understand how the communicate (cat 5, Wifi, zigbee & cellular). If you are installing units in parkade consideration needs to be given to signal strength. If not you may need to make accommodation for signal reception – there are solutions to manage this. If your facility has an existing  Ecom system (cellular repeater) already installed you may be able to utilize for cellular reception. Once you have established where the EVSE units will be located you can use your cellular device for a rough idea of signal strength. The other option is for us to test with a certified signal meter.
  7. Choose a reputable EVSE Manufacture. Make sure you understand the basic warranty and what will be covered if something goes wrong. Do they provide extended warranty and does it include parts and labor? Do they provide technical support and local technicians?
  8. Resell of Power – There are some guidelines that you need to consider if you are re-selling power. The BC Hydro Tariff 9.2. Resale of Power provides this information. We would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the options for re-selling power.
  9. Do you qualify for LEED credits?

Public Charging Solutions

    1. How may stalls do you have available to dedicate to EVSE, this will dictate how many charging units you can accommodate?
    2. Do you have the needed amperage and voltage available in your existing service? Work with a certified electrician (we can provide) to establish how much power is available to you.  If your service cannot accommodate the requirement you will need to get a quote for service upgrade. Establish where the EVSE units will be located. You can have the electrician give you a quote for running the required power to the charging units while he is inspecting your service.
    3. Accessing your current power usage profile so you can calculate your peak power usage, adding EVSE to your existing facility can increase your power consumption putting you in a Demand charging scenario which can be costly. There are solutions for this!
    4. User Authentication will be required to establish public power usage. Will the units be available to employees? Units can be accessed by RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) access or mobile device application. Electric vehicles today consume different levels of power during charging and your system should be capable of gathering this data for billing purposes. There are many ways to authenticate and we can help you to establish a profile that works for your specific application.
    5. You are going to require software capable of managing  your networked charging stations. What are the network fees, is the charge per head, or per unit?  Make sure you understand what your network package includes for features and capability – does it suite your needs? You will have to sign a service agreement (similar to your cellular contract)  to utilize your chosen network.  There can be commissioning paperwork to fill out as well (if applicable is commissioning included in purchase price). There are several networks available today and you should make your choice based on what features best suit your application.  Annual cost and features differ. Make sure you understand what is covered and what you will be responsible for should there be any problems. Electrum Charging Solutions can provide this information for you.

li>In this type of application you will be utilizing networked units. Make sure you understand how the communicate (cat 5, Wifi, zigbee & cellular). If you are installing units in parkade consideration needs to be given to signal strength. If not you may need to make accommodation for signal reception – there are solutions to manage this. If your facility has an existing  Ecom system (cellular repeater) already installed you may be able to utilize for cellular reception. Once you have established where the EVSE units will be located you can use your cellular device for a rough idea of signal strength. The other option is for us to test with a certified signal meter.

  1. Resell of Power – There are some guidelines that you need to consider if you are re-selling power. The BC Hydro Tariff 9.2. Resale of Power provides this information. We would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the options for re-selling power.
  2. Do you qualify for LEED points

Fleet Charging Solution

  1. What type of charging do you want to utilize – Level II or DCFC?
  2. Do you have the needed amperage and voltage available in your existing service? Work with a certified electrician (we can provide) to establish how much power is available to you.  If your service cannot accommodate the requirement you will need to get a quote for service upgrade. Establish where the EVSE units will be located. You can have the electrician give you a quote for running the required power to the charging units while he/she is inspecting your service.
  3. Accessing your current power usage profile so you can calculate your peak power usage, adding EVSE to your existing facility can increase your power consumption putting you in a Demand Charging Situation which can be costly. There are solutions for this!
  4. Typically usage data is required in Fleet applications so a networked unit should be utilized. Ensure the software suits your companies data requirements – often there is software designed specifically for fleet use.
  5. In this type of application you will be utilizing networked units. Make sure you understand how the communicate (cat 5, Wifi, zigbee & cellular). If you are installing units in parkade consideration needs to be given to signal strength. If not you may need to make accommodation for signal reception – there are solutions to manage this. If your facility has an existing  Ecom system (cellular repeater) already installed you may be able to utilize for cellular reception. Once you have established where the EVSE units will be located you use your cellular device for a rough idea of signal strength. The other option is for us to test with a certified signal meter.
  6. Choose a reputable EVSE Manufacture. Make sure you understand the basic warranty and what will be covered if something goes wrong. Do they provide extended warranty and does it include parts and labor? Do they provide technical support and local technicians?
  7. Appointing an administrator to manage the EVSE units. This person would have an online account that can be accessed at any time enabling you to provide first level diagnostic, usage, authentication and remittance.
  8. Do you qualify for LEED credits?

Level II Charging

  • Design – We can work directly with you or the engineer and contractor providing the needed infrastructure to meet your requirements. This includes power limiting, demand charging, building management integration, multi residential solutions (Strata Managed Buildings),fleet, workplace, and public charging.
  • Installation – we have a network of certified installers who have the required expertise to install and manage EVSE units.
  • Hardware – we can supply pedestal, wall mount and pole mount units. They are available in single port, dual port and quadruple port configurations.
  • Network We can provide you with a Network service covering off all the requirements needed for Multi Residential, Public, Workplace, Fleet and even Residential charging applications. Service includes:
    • Secure Login
    • Flexible Access & Usage
    • 24/7 Customer Support
    • Instant up Dates and Notifications
    • Payment Processing
    • Online Bill Management
    • Real Time Charging Status
    • Sustainability Reports
    • User Authentication.
  • Commissioning – we provide commissioning, programming, training, including service for all units sold. We also provide existing site evaluation and services to better help you to maximize your EVSE units.
  • Service – We utilize state of the art testing equipment to to keep your charging infrastructure running smoothly for years to come
  • Other Services – Customized mounting hardware and branding (vinyl wraps & paint) your company message. Stall painting and signage to complete your installation.

DCFC

    • Design – We can work directly with you or the engineer and contractor providing the needed infrastructure to meet your requirements.
    • Installation – we have a network of certified installers who have the required expertise to install and manage DCFC units.
    • Hardware – we have options for 25kw, 37.5kw, 50kw and 120kw units.
    • Network We can provide you with a Network service covering off all the requirements needed to manage your DCFC supply unit.
      • Secure Login
      • Flexible Access & Usage
      • 24/7 Customer Support
      • Instant up Dates and Notifications
      • Payment Processing
      • Online Bill Management
      • Real Time Charging Status
      • Sustainability Reports
      • User Authentication.
    • Commissioning – we provide commissioning, programming, training, including service for all units sold. We also provide existing site evaluation and services to better help you to maximize your EVSE units.
    • Service – We utilize state of the art testing equipment to to keep your charging infrastructure running smoothly for years to come
    • Other Services – Customized mounting hardware and branding (vinyl wraps & paint) your company message. Stall painting and signage to complete your installation.