GE Unveiling WattStation Wall Mount Electric Vehicle Charging Station for EVs at Home and Business

August 08, 2011 by Jeff Shepard

General Eelctric (GE) is unveiling what it describes as its fast, easy-to-use, compact electric vehicle (EV) charging solution called GE WattStation Wall Mount.

"The GE WattStation Wall Mount meets EV-charging needs with both modern design and simplicity – delivering a hassle-free experience," said Chris Bowler, General Manager of Marketing for GE Energy Industrial Solutions. "Easily installed in a variety of residential settings, such as the home garage, and commercial uses, such as mounted outside in a business parking lot, the GE WattStation Wall Mount works seamlessly within the EV ecosystem and electrical grid."

The GE WattStation Wall Mount delivers a full-cycle charge to a 24kWh battery in only 4-8 hours, whereas plugging an EV into a standard electrical outlet would require 12-18 hours to provide the same level of charge.

Suitable for both indoor and outdoor installations, the GE WattStation Wall Mount is NEMA 3R rated to resist rain, sleet and even ice. The unit measures only 24 inches tall, 16 inches wide and 6 inches deep. A flexible cord conveniently wraps around the unit to keep it organized and off the ground.

Operating on a 208-240Vac circuit, the GE WattStation Wall Mount can be installed in new or existing construction and can either be hardwired for more permanent installations or plugged into a NEMA 6-50 receptacle for simple removal.

In addition to providing ease of installation and versatility in design, the sleek, weather-resistant GE WattStation Wall Mount meets UL and fire safety standards and conserves energy by allowing users to select zero energy consumption when the charger is not in use. With ground fault protection and clearly labeled LED charging and fault status indicators, consumers have a support system that provides added safety and ease of use.

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