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Splitvolt Launches to Address Electric Vehicle Fast Home Charging Challenges

17 Nov 2020

Splitvolt announces a new family of products to Empower Electric Vehicle (EV) Adoption and address the major market shift now underway. These first products help new and existing EV owners save thousands of dollars and make fast home charging easier by avoiding the installation of a dedicated circuit. The Splitvolt product line includes the Splitvolt Splitter Switch, as well as high-performance portable EV chargers and other accessories. These include 240V extension cables and plug adapters, which cost-effectively provide the fastest possible, safe-charging rates allowed by the U.S. National Electrical Code (NEC).

The Splitvolt Splitter Switch solves charging challenges by intelligently sharing power of an existing dryer circuit with the EV charger. Intelligent switching and prioritization allow users to charge their cars as they automatically and transparently share power with their dryer or another appliance on an existing circuit when not actively in use. It also includes critical safety and power usage reporting features.

After a recent preview of its innovative technology by a group of judges, the company won gold in the 10th Annual Consumer World Awards, the Consumer Electronics category. Judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated, and their average scores determined the 2020 award winners.

"Home charging is the most convenient and cost-effective way to power vehicles," said Daniel Liddle, founder and CEO of Splitvolt. "Who doesn't want to pay less and wake up every morning with a full 'tank' range of 300-500 miles? The trouble is, with new battery capacities, standard 110V wall plugs charge at only three miles per hour, which is way too slow. Today's EVs need the faster 21m.p.h. (+) charging rates you get using 240V circuits. However, installing a dedicated EV charging circuit is complicated and can cost up to $900 for installation by an electrician. It can also be potentially thousands of dollars more for a utility company to add power to a home. The plug-and-play Splitter Switch solves this dilemma by sharing an existing 220-240V dryer socket and automatically switching full-power between the EV charger and the dryer--without any intervention required. Just plug in your dryer and EV charger, and you have fast charging!"

Splitvolt solutions follow the NEC standards for home charging power safety. For added peace of mind, the Splitter Switch uses high-quality components, displays real-time power information and includes an internal power breaker for overcurrent, overvoltage and overheating protection. The solution works with common U.S. EVs and dryer models, as well as Splitvolt and third-party EV chargers.

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