SWTCH offers a variety of commercially available Level two chargers and Level 3 (DCFC) chargers. The SWTCH network management system supports all OCPP1.6 (Open Charge Point Protocol) compliant chargers. SWTCH is one of only four companies in North America that are fully compliant with the international OCPP protocols.
Pictured above is the Lite-On 32 amp L2 charger in a retail parking space. To the right is an example of an underground parking garage with EV chargers installed. Any OCPP1.6 or OCPP2.0 compliant charger is supported. SWTCH provides network management, billing, and monitoring of each charger's status and health to ensure that any fault can be immediately detected and reported.
Supplying power from an existing electrical panel for added EV chargers can be a concern. SWTCH offers Intelligent Load Management to provide a solution in most existing sites, as outlined below.
A row of level 2 EV chargers mounted on the wall of an underground parking garage.
SWTCH intelligent load management maximizes the use of available energy from your building's electrical panel to maximize EV charging. Up to the full available panel capacity is used for EV charging. As variable loads such as elevators switch on and off, the load management system adjusts EV charging rates dynamically to meet panel specifications. In most buildings, there is adequate power to meet all EV charging requirements.
The SWTCH charger networking system monitors each EV charger to log usage, start and stop times for charging, and electricity consumption. It handles the billing of users, with options that can be set for each user. Customized rules and configurations can be set up for different users and charging stations. In MURBs, SWTCH will bill users as defined by the MURB management, and will credit the MURB each month for the cost of electricity used. Charger health and fault reporting, as well as load management, are part of the services included in SWTCH networking. Maintenance and repair can also be contracted with SWTCH.