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OpenEVSE Releases 40A Charging Station Starting at $479 ***No Assembly Required October 31 2016

Fully Assembled - Begins Shipping November 14th. OpenEVSE has just released the P50S fully assembled Charging Station that blows away the competition on both price and features. Comparison The new charging station powered by OpenEVSE includes a NEMA 14-50 Input Cable and Ultra-Flexible SAE J1772 cable either 18 or 24 feet in length. Price is $479 for the 18' and $499 for the 24'. The P50S includes all the standard...

OpenEVSE Newsletter June 2016 June 02 2016

Support - Facebook Messenger  OpenEVSE recently added a new support channel, Facebook Messenger. During the order process in the OpenEVSE Store an option is available to receive updates via Facebook Messenger. Updates regarding Order Status, Shipping and Tracking will be automatically sent. Communication with OpenEVSE support is simple, just reply to any message. Keep in mind, we do sleep occasionally so we may not reply instantly, but we will reply as soon as possible. ...

OpenEVSE Newsletter - March 2016 March 25 2016

  CalTech - Charging Done Right Caltech in Pasadena, California is installing 54 - 80A Electric Vehicle Charging Stations that dynamically monitor and allocate resources, significantly reducing infrastructure cost. Based on load, user input and capabilities of the vehicle the adaptive algorithms send commands to charging stations which are controlled by OpenEVSE.Blog Post   New Product - 50A ValueThe OpenEVSE Value kit was just introduced to provide a lower cost...

New Product - OpenEVSE Charging Station Kit - 50A Value March 21 2016

New Product - A new Level 2 kit designed for up to a 50A circuit is available in the OpenEVSE Store. The Value kit includes all the core OpenEVSE components required enable all safety features including temperature monitoring and throttling.  The Value Kits are fully upgradeable, available options include:Current Measurement (Amps, Kwh, Kw Total)Color DisplayClock with Battery BackupWifi Wireless Network Module   Buy OpenEVSE Kit - 50A Value Buy J1772...

Blog Post - Bullet Proof Charging Station... March 16 2016

    Liquid Sky designed the 80A UL listed Wattzilla which is based on OpenEVSE to be very tough... How tough? How about bullet proof...     Buy Wattzilla UL listed 80A Uno Buy Wattzilla UL listed 80A Duo Buy Wattzilla UL listed 80A Quad

Charging done Right! 54 - 80A Adaptive Charging Stations at Caltech March 08 2016

Charging done Right! 54 - 80A Adaptive Charging Stations at Caltech Updated 1 May 2016 By Christopher Howell - OpenEVSE In the latest issue of Charged EV Magazine (January/February 2016) there is an article about a large deployment of Level 1 charging. I read the article shaking my head the whole time, I feel trickle charging is too constrained and not creative enough given the technology we have today. I...

February 2016 Newsletter February 25 2016

OpenEVSE WiFi Now Available One of the most requested features, WiFi connectivity with Energy Monitoring is now available for OpenEVSE Charging Stations. Adding a WiFi Module will allow Real time Current and Temperature measurements to be sent to an energy Monitoring server at https://data.openevse.com.  In true Open Source fashion the servers are based on the Open Energy Monitor EmonCMS Project allowing extreme flexibility. Your dashboard can be customized with inputs from multiple products and sensors....

New Product - OpenEVSE WiFi Kit February 18 2016

New Product - WiFi Module for OpenEVSE based on the Adafruit Huzzah ESP8266 Module.  WiFi Module for OpenEVSE, supports logging current measurement and temperature sensors to the OpenEVSE servers. The WiFi Module provides easy setup by starting up in Access Point Mode allowing the SSID and Password for your network to be input.   Once setup a settings can be modified on the local network via a web browser. Supported...

Energy Monitoring - OpenEVSE and Rainforest Automation Eagle Gateway February 12 2016

OpenEVSE Energy Monitoring  portal adds (https://data.openevse.com) support for the Rainforest Automation Eagle Gateway. The Eagle gateway uses the Zigbee Wireless protocol to read energy consumption from compatible smart meters in real-time. Combining data from OpenEVSE charging stations with consumption from the main power meters provides a clear picture of usage. Fusing data from multiple sources allows smarter decisions to optimizes charging such as limiting peak demand, sharing current with multiple EVs...

New Product - Monochrome LCD v2 with Temperature Sensor January 20 2016

The OpenEVSE team has been focused on safety since the project began in 2011. Recently a new safety feature was added to the OpenEVSE firmware to monitor the internal temperature of the charging station. If things get too hot... charging current is reduced or stopped. The Monochrome LCD offers a lower cost option to the Color LCD while still providing the added safety of Temperature monitoring.  Version 2 of the...

New Product - Color LED with temperature sensor January 13 2016

The OpenEVSE team has been focused on safety since the project began in 2011. Recently a new safety feature was added to the OpenEVSE firmware to monitor the internal temperature of the charging station. If things get too hot... charging current is reduced or stopped.   Version 2 of the Color LED adds a MCP9808 high precision temperature sensor, providing OEMs and DIY builders a low cost solution to status...

2015 OpenEVSE Build Contest Winner - Craig K. October 19 2015

2015 OpenEVSE Build Contest Winner  Steampunk OpenEVSE creation by Craig K. a fully functional 1910 Wooden Wall Phone Charging Station.   Congratulations Craig K. the 2015 OpenEVSE Build contest winner. Craig restored the classic telephone by replacing the receiver with a new-old-stock receiver (receiver is the term for the ear piece).  Everything functions as well as it did in 1910.  He could connect it to plain-old-telephone-service  and would raise an...

OpenEVSE UL listed in Liquid Sky - WattZilla October 19 2015

OpenEVSE customer Liquid Sky Technologies successfully passed UL certification testing this summer of the 80A WattZilla Uno and Duo Charging Stations. WattZilla is based on the OpenEVSE platform including firmware, display and the v4 Charging Station controller. Wattzilla is a perfect fit for commercial installations that require high current Charging Stations.  UL testing of the OpenEVSE platform went very smoothly only requiring slight modifications to firmware behavior. The certification testers regularly...

Annual OpenEVSE Steampunk Contest May 16 2015

OpenEVSE would like to announce the first Annual Steampunk Charging Station Build Off. This contest was inspired by an OpenEVSE builder Alex who built a Charging Station around a piece of Telephone test equipment from the 1960s. His project includes a working current meter and LEDs. More info on Alex's project... Rules... 1 - Build a SAFE Charging Station, be creative and have fun 2 - Can be built with...

New Product - Poly Carbonate Enclosure with LCD November 28 2014

OpenEV has released an new water tight poly-carbonate enclosure with a LCD window and button. The enclosure is machined with all cutouts, includes a pre-drilled mounting plate for 30A components (there is a lot of extra space if you wish to modify for other options) and LCD window, seals and pressure plate to keep the insides dry. The Enclosure is printed with full color graphics, the design is actually the...

OpenEVSE Remote API examples November 05 2014

OpenEVSE firmware version 3.0 and above introduced a new Remote API. The RAPI is a simple bi-directional communication protocol, which allows OpenEVSE to communicate with just about anything without any modifications to the OpenEVSE source code. OpenEVSE builders have implemented WiFi, Bluetooth, xBee, Solar control, applications, webservers and smart displays. Here are 3 examples with source code to play with. For these examples you will need an OpenEVSE board running...
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