Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has appointed BE.EV, an EV charging infrastructure provider, to expand and maintain the city / region’s public electric vehicle charging network. NAL has worked with them closely to assist the local authority in their plans to replace trickle chargers with modern dispenser units in order to meet technological advancements.
Installed 10 years ago within NAL Retention Sockets, enabled a swift and simple removal of outdated systems without the requirement for civils works and costly excavations which, in turn, minimised disruption.
NAL collaborated with Swarco, the manufacturer of the new dispenser unit to provide a bespoke adapter plate to accommodate this specific model. Featuring a 115mm spigot to facilitate installation within the existing Retention Socket, the EV dispenser unit is then surface mounted to the adapter plate via four retaining bolts.
All adapter plates are fully future proofed to cater for new EV units as technology evolves and allow for a simple and quick replacement in the event of damage. In addition, a simplified cabling process is afforded, due to the Retention Socket 4-way duct entry points, enabling multi-directional positive ducting connections.