As an extension of Garo's complete Electric Vehicle Charging range, we are delighted to launch the new upgraded GLB Wall Mounted Charger. This station is appropriate for a variety of locations including domestic homes and workplaces.
Key features of this upgraded model include:
1. Dynamic Load Balancing
2. Inputs for Low Tariff Charging (allowing users to take advantage of less expensive night-time rates)
3. Motorised Interlock with Power Reserve
Dynamic load balancing is one of the charger's most innovative developments. This means that while the EV Charger is in operation, it communicates and works with with the main power supply of the building to ensure that the total electricity load doesn't exceed the maximum level. The Charger will reduce or increase its charging current via the car itself as the total building load shifts in order to maintain maximum efficiency and safety. This process is completely automatic and requires no programming or set up.
Further improving durabilty, the GLB Charger utilises a motorised interlock. The interlock is driven into position by the motor and then withdrawn by the motor. This makes the interlock much more durable and prevents the car owner's lead from being locked in the charger. In the event of a power cut, the motor will also remove the interlock to enable the lead to be removed.
Inexpensive off-peak electricty rates are taken full advantage of via new dedicated inputs. The user can plug their car in at any time but charging will only take place at times that are specified by them.
The GLB range of chargers also has the following optional features.
2. RFID access control
Wi-Fi connectivity allows the user to monitor the Wall Mounted Charger from his or her computer or smartphone. The user can set multiple parameters for charging, billing etc. RFID access control improves charger security. Any user must have an authorised RFID tag to activate the unit. This feature can also be incorporated into automatic billing.
The system allows for additional cars being charged at the same installation / building and will share the available power between multiple charge points. The first charger is connected to the meter and all additional chargers are connected as "Slaves". These chargers can be complimented by adding RFID access control and can also be fitted with Wi-Fi. The RFID ensures that only approved vehicles can be charged.
Garo Electric Ireland were delighted to receive the Architects Choice Award for Best Interior Product for StoveGuard SR3. The Awards were presented at ArchiExpo 2017 - a major industry event held this year at the RDS, Dublin. We were particulary delighted as the product has only just entered the market - it truly demonstrates how immediately valued it is amongst the specifier and building industries. For more information about StoveGuard SR3 including demonstration videos, click here.
Paul Fox & Joe Ree receive the Best Interior Award For StoveGuard SR3
Initially in Europe, PV growth was in the commercial sector, later spreading into the domestic sector. In Ireland, the main driver is Part L of the Building Regulations 2011, which applies to new domestic dwellings.
When it comes to commerical installations, a major benefit is tackling the cost of electricity - Ireland has one of the highest electricity costs in Europe. Due to this high cost of electricity, the payback for a commercial installation is only seven to eight years. This figure is based on the current cost of electricity, which will only rise. While the expected life of a PV installation is in excess of 25 years, ongoing savings will be substantial. This is without considering the returns of a Feed In Tafiffs or the use of accelerated capital allowances.
As mentioned above, Feed In Tarfiffs are yet to be introduced in Ireland, however when it does happen, the commercial sector will benefit significantly more from a PV installation. For the most part, commercial businesses are open and consuming electricity primarily during daylight hours. With good design, matched to the individual requirement, the PV plant can operate to minimise the use of electricity from the grid and to maximise the advantage of Feed In Tariffs when introduced.
Other advantages of PV are that a business can safeguard itself against further price increases. The business is now in control of its own plant and there is little, if any, maintenance. This can provide business with a significant competitive advantage, especially those businesses or industries that are heavily dependent on electrical power.
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