Leviton has introduced a new industrial-grade 50 Amp Heavy Duty EV Charging Receptacle. The device is the ideal power solution for today’s plug-in electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
With its durable design and performance, the receptacle can sustain the necessary extended charge time and high frequency of insertions required by plug-in EV chargers. A weather-resistant model is also available for outdoor use.
“This new receptacle offers the perfect option for homeowners who prefer a plug-in application for their EV charging needs as opposed to a hardwire application,” said Maxi Zovko, product manager for the Leviton Residential business unit. “It is also the smart choice for builders of future-focused homes and MDU developments who want to provide an EV-ready environment for residents.”
The Leviton 50A Heavy Duty EV Charging Receptacle is built of durable high-impact nylon and features heavy-gauge, high-performance copper contacts. Pressure wire terminal connections help ensure full contact with the conductors and a high-torque value is necessary to ensure proper connection (terminals require 75 in lbs).
The device may be used with #4, #6, or #8 AWG copper wire only. Installers may use #10 AWG solid or stranded copper wire for the ground connection. The product is backed by a two-year limited warranty.
Leviton announced in 2022 its climate change goal to achieve company-wide carbon neutrality by 2030 (CN2030) and ambition to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050.
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