Original air date June 13, 2023

Back to basics: How to design electric vehicle charging stations

Are your clients asking for electric vehicle charging stations? Learn the basics of design and use, plus software tools


As the world continues adopting electric vehicles (EV), there are several factors to consider when designing the electrical system to support a customer’s site deployment. Because estimates show that more than 18 million EVs will be on the road by 2030, electrical engineers need to understand the challenges and solutions.

Electrical engineers designing EV supply equipment (EVSE) and systems to incorporate and support EV charging must be aware of the basics of charging as well as how the customer plans to use the charging stations. From this, the electrical engineer must be well versed in not only the EV charging hardware (Level 1 and Level 2 AC chargers, DC fast chargers), but also in the software platforms (charger network operators) that provide the functionality customers seek.

Attendees will learn about the basics of EV charging stations and how these systems are interconnected and operated. This discussion will review solutions to address this rapidly expanding market.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain an awareness of the different electric vehicle charging station levels and capabilities.
  • Learn about the nuances of designing an electrical system to support electric vehicle charging.
  • Review and compare electric vehicle charging solutions available.
  • Gain an awareness of the software management platform used to monitor and control electric vehicle charging stations.

Presented By:
Mitch Simmons, PE, Technical Marketing Lead, Eaton Corporation

Moderated By:
Amara Rozgus, Content Manager, CFE Media and Technology

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