Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 27, 2011
MET Laboratories has completed product safety testing and certification of SemaConnect’s ChargePro 620, a Level II commercial electric vehicle charging station.
“We are very pleased that our stations have been certified to UL standards by MET Labs,” says Mahi Reddy, CEO of SemaConnect. “MET has performed dozens of tests on our systems addressing various aspects including electrical safety, corrosion resistance and weather resistance. This thorough testing has validated the SemaConnect ChargePro as a world class system designed to high standards of safety and reliability.”
“We are thrilled to help SemaConnect bring this leading-edge product to market. The electric vehicle industry is an exciting one, and SemaConnect and MET are uniquely qualified to support it,” says MET President Rob Frier.
MET Labs is one of just a few independent labs that has the capability to do the full suite of testing required for EV charging stations all under one roof. This testing covers product safety, electromagnetic compatibility, and environmental simulation, including requirements for flame testing, water absorption, impact testing, and chemical exposure.
“We are one of the very first labs to test to UL 2231-1 and UL 2231-2. These are new standards that require special setups to simulate an electric vehicle under charge,” says Charles Haggins, MET Laboratories’ Baltimore Safety Lab Manager.
MET is an experienced provider of testing services for electric vehicle product manufacturers. MET has tested EV charging stations for two manufacturers. At one of its Silicon Valley labs, MET tested both the North American and UK Tesla Roadster. MET has also separately tested many of the third-party-manufactured components for these all-electric vehicles.
About MET Laboratories: As the U.S.’s first OSHA-licensed Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, MET Laboratories is an internationally-recognized resource for regulatory certification of electrical products for the worldwide marketplace. Testing covers a wide range of regulatory, commercial and military standards. MET provides testing services required for specific certifications needed to establish product safety, electromagnetic compatibility, environmental hardiness, telecom, metering, fiber optic, wireless and RFID compliance.
MET Laboratories is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, with office locations in Union City and Santa Clara, California; Austin, Texas; Cary, North Carolina, and wholly-owned international locations in Shenzhen, China; Seoul, Korea; and Taipei, Taiwan.
For more information about MET Laboratories, visit http://www.METLabs.com.
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