Viridian EV’s (Mainpine) EVSE Protocol Controller (EPC) is the intelligent part of the vCharge EV chargers.
Available in the following outputs:
It is the communication unit that enables Mode 3 charging in accordance with IEC 61851 and it is available to buy to those building their own EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) or upgrading/replacing parts in other EV charging stations.
The EPCs leave the factory programmed ready for use/installation at the current rating selected at purchase. This is the maximum current advertised by the EPC.
There are two main types: Socket outlets, like those we sell, have mechanisms to lock the inserted cable during charging and we can supply EPCs for two different types:
Solenoid Locking System Suitable for this socket, the EPC drives a solenoid with a simple 12V constant signal and the pin/lock releases on power off
Motorised Locking System Suitable for this socket, the EPC uses motor-lock, motor-unlock signals to drive the lock & feedback implementation to ensure lock position. Note; the feedback has been designed for a 4 wire lock that is used in some of our charge points.
Tethered (Compatible with tethered installations only)
Free/Socket (Compatible with Type 2 free/socket installations only)