Waukegan, Illinois (October 8, 2014) Telefonix® Inc., a leading developer of cord reel technology and manufacturer of PowerPost® commercial electric vehicle charging stations (EVSEs), announces that their charging stations are ADA compliant and can help parking facilities meet ADA requirements. As parking operations install a growing number of charging stations, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in relation to electric vehicle charging is a topic of growing interest.
“ADA compliance is important for any facility and parking structure; owners shouldn’t overlook ADA when installing EV charging stations. Facilities prefer the PowerPost EVSE because it offers ADA compliant features that can help a facility meet ADA obligations,” said Bill Williams of Telefonix.
ADA requires a clear path of travel to the entrance of a building and the retractable cord reel in the PowerPost EVSE helps meet that requirement by keeping cords off the ground when a charger is not being used. The coupler height also meets ADA regulations.
With over 25 years in business and more than 60 patents issued to date for its cable innovations, Telefonix is a leader in cord reel technology. In addition to its portfolio of cord reel products, the company also designs and manufactures custom electronics for customers in highly regulated industries. In 2011, the idea to leverage the company’s capabilities to address unmet needs in the electric vehicle charging station market was born. Today, the same proven cord reel technology that flies on more than 80% of long-haul aircraft is designed and incorporated into the PowerPost® commercial low-current electric vehicle charger product line. Based in Waukegan, Illinois, the Telefonix team is adept at delivering smart solutions to market. With a staff of highly skilled engineers, project managers, manufacturing experts and more, the Telefonix team delivers the quality product you expect and service you need for success.
The Telefonix PowerPost electric vehicle charging station product line is focused on low current solutions for commercial parking lots or garages where cars are parked for two or more hours. The L1 PowerPost EVSE lead the way as the first commercial Level 1 EV charging station, and the L2 PowerPost EVSE is making an impact on the Level 2 product category as the first low current, commercial Level 2 EV charging station. All PowerPost chargers provide an economical charging solution that also features a retractable cord reel that eliminates the clutter and potential hazards of long cables as well as offering the potential for custom branding. Telefonix is delivering on electric vehicle charging innovations with a cost of ownership that creates a win-win for both the EV driver and the parking facility.