Twin charge posts are available with a variety of standard socket types and power ratings. The guide below gives an overview of the features available in twin charge products.
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This guide gives an overview of all features. Twin charge is available with a variety of power outputs and socket types, but the remaining features are common to all posts
Twin charge is recommended instead of Solo charge in situations where:
- The location is open to the public and vandalism may be an issue
- You would like the charge point to be part of the public charging network (it needs to be publicly accessible, and may mean you are eligible for matched funding – we can advise about this)
- A 13A socket is needed for older EVs not compatible with Mode 3 charging
- You would like to limit the number of hours charging per user per day
All twin charge posts have two sockets, allowing two cars to be charged at any one time.
Each post can have a two 32A Type 2 (Mennekes) sockets (Twin charge 32-32) or for complete flexibility, one of each (Twin charge 13-32)
RFID card reader
An RFID card reader means that to use the charge point users must swipe a valid RFID card. This is useful for access control and for tracking energy use by user
There are strips of lights on each side of the charge point, which change colour according to the charge point status. Blue = available, green = in-use and red indicates a fault
Durable steel & aluminium body, and anti-graffiti paint means the twin charge post is built to withstand the public street environment
There are multiple safety cut-outs, including a remotely resettable RCD, overcurrent sensing & protection
The posts are very intuitive to use, but additional instructions are given on the screen. Also displayed is information about energy use and time charging, and if any maximum time limits have been exceeded
All Twin charge units have energy metering for each charge socket
Posts are fitted with a GPRS module which allows communication with the POD Point Management System. This allows the live status of a charge point to be displayed on the online Live Availability map, for usage data to be automatically uploaded, and for commands and settings to be sent remotely to posts. More information is on the Software page.