Manufacturers charged up for electric cars
Two lighting and electrical manufacturers have announced that they are ready to roll out residential charging stations for electric cars. Leviton, based in Melville, N.Y., is producing the Evr-Green 160 Level 2 Home Charging Station, which has received the Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) Listing for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) in the United States and Canada.
Slated to be available for purchase mid-April, the charger is part of Leviton’s Evr-Green line of residential, commercial and public charging equipment. Evr-Green chargers comply with all industry standards, including the current National Electrical Code. Assembled in the United States, they also are backed by a three-year warranty, and are compatible with all major automakers’ vehicles.
The Evr-Green 160 Level 2 Home Charging Station provides up to 16 amps at 240 volts AC (3.8kW output). It will be available in a patent-pending plug-in design and a hardwired version. The Evr-Green 160 is compatible with Leviton’s Evr-green Home Charging Station Pre-Wire System. The installation kit was UL Listed in 2010.
Designed for residential markets, the Evr-Green 160 has enhanced safety features, outdoor ratings, environmentally friendly components and a modular design for upgradeability. The Evr-Green products are planned to be available through multiple channels — electrical distributors, retail, online and through automakers in 2011.
Legrand/Pass & Seymour, headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y., is also offering an electrical vehicle charging station for the residential and light commercial market. The charging stations are weatherproof rated and compatible with all plug-in electric vehicles.
Choices include the Level 1 15A/120V charger, and the Level 2 20A/240V charger. The Level 1 portable charger can be taken on the road, and it’s weatherproof for indoor or outdoor use. It plugs into a standard 15A or 20A receptacle and includes built-in ground fault protection.
Level 2 chargers are hard-wired to a 20A circuit. They charge vehicles faster – approximately three to six hours. Level 2 Chargers are also weatherproof rated and have built-in ground fault protection.
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Activant to merge with Epicor Software Corp.
Livermore, Calif.-based Activant is expected to merge with Epicor Sofware Corp. as part of a deal in which Apax Parnters acquires both of the software solutions providers.
Following completion of the merger, the combined company will be called Epicor Software Corp.
Apax Partners is private equity firm with a specialty in technology investment, according to a press release announcing the acquisition.
According to Pervez Qureshi, Activant president and CEO, the new entity can now cover the full spectrum of retailing.
"This transaction is extremely positive for Activant’s customers, employees and investors alike," he said. “Our market leadership and expertise in distribution perfectly complements Epicor’s expertise in the manufacturing and services sectors."
The combined company will have more than 30,000 customers and $825 million in annual revenues, he added.
Under the terms of the agreement, all of Activant’s outstanding shares and stock options will be acquired for cash. Upon completion of the transaction all of Activant’s outstanding 9-1/2% Senior Subordinated Notes will be redeemed and Activant’s senior secured indebtedness will be repaid.
The deal is expected to be closed by the end of the second quarter.
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American Standard takes show on the road, again
Piscataway, N.J.-based American Standard’s 2011 Responsible Bathroom Tour begins rolling this month with stops at more than 100 plumbing wholesale locations.
The star of the show is a walk-through mobile plumbing showroom displaying WaterSense-certified toilets, faucets and shower heads.
Last year, a similar tour generated sales of products that combine to save about 2 billion gallons of water annually. This year’s tour will build upon these savings by convincing attendees to adopt new water-conserving behaviors and replace old leaky fixtures with more efficient products, the company said.
Open to the public, the tour is expected to attract plumbers, specifiers and other construction professionals, along with environmentalists, researchers, housing authorities, utility personnel and consumers. Visitors will learn about water conservation strategies and view product demonstrations.
The tour, which will continue through November, has also partnered with local water municipalities to promote local rebates available for water-efficient faucets, toilets and shower heads.
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