Case: Commercial EV Charging Stations for NC Museum of Life and Science
Located close to downtown Durham, the Museum of Life and Science in North Carolina is one of the top family destinations in the state, receiving over 300,000 people annually. Due to the large expansion of electric vehicles in North Carolina, the Museum of Life and Science wanted to have some charging stations for their visitors in their parking lot.
In June of 2022, they upgraded their electrical panel by adding four 60A circuits to be able to add charging stations for their guests. However, their main concern was the available budget for the project and the reliability of the charging stations. Moreover, in a campus with over 84-acre their concern was not space, but that the charging stations were suitable for outdoor installations in their parking lot.
Cyber Switching consulted to install Dual CSE1 Commercial Pedestal Mounted and OCPP-compliant EV Charging station with Wi-Fi (due to strong Wi-Fi signal all over the parking lot). This charging station is rated for both indoor and outdoor installations thanks to its ETL listed type 3 enclosure, making it perfect for the Museum of Life and Science parking lot.
Using a 48A output current on each charging port, their guests are more than capable of getting their EVs charged enough to drive back home within their visit to Museum, which usually lasts about 2 hours.
NC Museum of Life and Science currently has two Cyber Switching Dual Charging stations installed with 4 charging ports for visitors to plug in their electric vehicles. These charging stations let the site host to save more $10k on the purchase of the charging and several thousand on subscription fees. Visitors now pay a usage-based price for their EV charging and have a dedicated charger installed in each of those 4 parking spaces.