Affordable Access Control ‘Unlike Anything Else Available on the Market’
ClipperCreek unveiled ChargeGuard as a simple key-based security option for its electric vehicle chargers at ACT Expo last week.
“The ChargeGuard option, priced at an affordable $78, delivers reliable key-based access control for the Level 2, 240V ClipperCreek HCS Series product line which starts at $565,” the company said. The combination costs as little as $643, and as such “is a great value for an access-controlled charging solution… unlike anything else available on the market.”
“ChargeGuard,” states yesterday’s announcement here, “is an affordable access control solution designed for fleet, workplace, multi-tenant, hospitality and residential charging applications.”
‘Robust and Cost-Effective’
“The HCS with ChargeGuard is a robust and cost-effective solution for companies who desire access control but do not want to pay high upfront hardware costs or ongoing network fees,” said ClipperCreek sales director Will Barrett.
“ChargeGuard allows station owners to issue keys to restrict usage and control electric utility expenses,” he said. “ChargeGuard was developed in part based on feedback from employers who want to offer charging for their employees at an affordable price point.”
Using the ChargeGuard is simple: plug the vehicle in, insert the key into the unit, and turn to start charging. The key can be removed and power will be available until the vehicle is disconnected.
Already in Use
The key can also be left in place in the “on” position for open access charging.
Eric Lu of the Eric Lu State Farm Insurance Agency in Tucker, Ga. is the first ChargeGuard taker for commercial use. “I own a Nissan Leaf and felt that installing a charging station would be very convenient for me and my clients,” Lu says in the ChargeGuard release.
“I like having the key switch without the bother of being on a network generating codes.”
ClipperCreek offers a standard three-year warranty on its chargers, which come in a fully sealed, rugged NEMA 4 enclosure with 25 feet of charge cable and a separate, low profile wall mount connector holster.
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Source: Fleets & Fuels at ACT Expo 2016 in Long Beach, Calif.