New enclosure for Open EVSE chargerBlind

in CAD Design held by Kurt Richardson
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Description:
Details of the current Open EVSE charger enclosure can be found at github.com/OpenEVSE/Enclosures/tree/master/Polycase_ML58. Please use this as a reference as the aluminum plate and hardware inside is going to be similar in form to the open source Open EVSE hardware. The boards have been redesigned but have similar forms.

Key differences are that the LCD screen and touchbutton will not be included in our 'branch' - all interaction will be over WiFi via Web or Mobile App. We may add a few status LEDs later, but for now there is to be no UI elements on the enclosure.

Also, there should be no screws visible on the front of the enclosure - the front part of the enclosure needs to be connected to the backplate from behind.

The mounts for the cabling coming out of the bottom of the charger need to be part of the back plate.

The wall mounting method also needs to be hidden from sight.

It would be good as well if the longer charging cable could be hung over / looped around the unit when not in use, and not readily slip off.
Wants:
We're looking for a modern clean design with minimal angles - not boxy, but not an egg either ;-)
Don't Wants:
No joining screws or wall mounting fixtures should be visible from the front of the enclosure.
Company Logo:
Yes
Additional Information
The UL standard that will be used is UL 2594, Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment. Please also include holes for 2 status LEDs:

1. WiFi - red = offline, green = online
2. Charge Status - off = not charging, orange = charging.

We are hoping to sell this charger at cost (less than $200), so please factor the manufacturing costs/complexity into your designs.

For flexibility, we're looking for designs were the charging plug is *not* stored in the unit itself, but off to the side in a separate receptable (something like www.amazon.com/Maxgreen-Wall-Mount-Connector-Holster-Electric/dp/B07G486CBJ/ref=sr_1_1_sspa - with or without the hook to hang the cable).

I'm not a fan of transparent cases.

Entries

= Buyer's Rating
#36 Open EVSE charger enclosure V1 by Dahmoun
Jun 20, 2020 18:23
#38 EVSE modern and cost effective solution by armghannaeem
Jun 20, 2020 19:42
#41 Render View proposal by stphaner
Jun 22, 2020 12:27
#43 EVSE Design 2 by studio701
Jun 23, 2020 2:28
#47 EVSE Design 3 by studio701
Jun 24, 2020 8:41
#69 EVSE charger by CDdesignSTUDIO
Jul 5, 2020 23:11
#40 EVIS WALL CHARGING Vers.5 by krisnaas14
Jun 21, 2020 10:45
#49 Open EVSE by Muntazir Merchant
Jun 25, 2020 13:33
#3 Enclosure (ver. 1) by Vl@d
Jun 10, 2020 17:18
#78 ev_charger by P3N
Jul 8, 2020 1:46
#77 EV Charger by Jinen Sheth
Jul 7, 2020 19:21
#4 Enclosure #1 by Erna Cahill
Jun 11, 2020 7:59
#72 Open EVSE-6 by Muntazir Merchant
Jul 6, 2020 6:43
#71 Open EVSE-5 by Muntazir Merchant
Jul 6, 2020 6:42
#5 Enclosure (Ver. 2) by Vl@d
Jun 11, 2020 8:49

Discussion

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armghannaeem

Designer

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 15:45:11 +0000
hi sir..please rate 54...it is a request so i can make ammends..thnx

Ridwan Sept

Designer

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 18:08:31 +0000
Working on it, I hope can join this very interesting contest thanks for the opportunity

Dahmoun

Designer

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:51:34 +0000
Hi Kurt,
Would you give me your comments and feedback so that I can improve the design and have a better ranting.
Thanks,
Dahmoun.

armghannaeem

Designer

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 06:35:34 +0000
PLease rate and as well sir..thnx

armghannaeem

Designer

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 20:13:38 +0000
Hi sir please rate 25,27 and 38. please provide your valuable feedback

walxo

Designer

Sat, 20 Jun 2020 17:23:12 +0000
Hi Kurt, Would you rate the other designs.We have to know your rating.

armghannaeem

Designer

Sat, 20 Jun 2020 09:49:36 +0000
Hi sir,
Please rate other designs as well.
Please give feed back .
Thnx
stay safe

fvollbrecht

Designer

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 10:21:37 +0000
Could you tell us a bit about the type of the connection cable? What type or diameter will be used? What about the size of the enclosure especially the height. Should it look more futuristic, modern, tech? Who will by this product (age, gender, etc)

Thanks


Palla-Tech

Designer

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 14:05:06 +0000
Hi Kurt, just check out my design.
You do not see the screws.
How do you like it?
The standard is also fine, not an issue.
Regards,
Szilveszter
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:44:35 +0000
FYI The UL standard that will be used is UL 2594, Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment.
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:42:31 +0000
HI Szilveszter - I'm not sure how to reword - this... I don't want to see any screws from the front for the enclosure - take a look at the Open EVSE reference enclosure providing in the project description.... whatever method is used to connect the front to the back, I don't want it to be visible externally.

Palla-Tech

Designer

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 06:26:55 +0000
Hi Kurt,
What do you mean by that?
"Also, there should be no screws visible on the front of the enclosure - the front part of the enclosure needs to be connected to the backplate from behind."
Regards,
Szilveszter
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 23:15:18 +0000
For this application, flammability will need to be UL-94V-0 which is what the current ML58 Polycase supports, IP-67 or better (waterproof, outdoors, direct sun), and I’m not sure about impact testing.

Taguida Med

Designer

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 19:38:06 +0000
Hi, what's the deadline for the 1st round?
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 16:56:00 +0000
Unfortunately, the CC platform does not let me redistribute the first prize once the competition has started. I can add more prize money, but I'm not inclined to do that. Bear in mind that I'm not expecting detailed CAD designs to be considered as a finalist.
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 14:50:21 +0000
I hadn't thought of offering multiple prizes. Is this the norm? I must say that if it is I would've expected that whomeever from CadCrowd reviewing the submission would've mentioned it. I haven't used this platform before; CC takes 20% of the money I pre-paid, and took another $80 for a review before it became live. What's the point of the review if good practice isn't highlighted. On the other hand, paying for design files I don't want seems odd too. That being said, I'm more than happy to redistribute the prize money across 3 awards if that is good practice on CC. Maybe the selection process should have multiple rounds with basic sketches (which shouldn't involve much of a time commitment) being submitted for Round 1, and then Round 2 is where 2-3 'pre-designs' are selected for further development.
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 14:16:03 +0000
Nice project! Like EVN already mentioned, it would be better to allocate 3 reward levels instead of only one. Thanks
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 12:18:55 +0000
great project Kurt, I agree with EVN point. Thank you

EVN

Designer

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 11:42:02 +0000
Very interesting project, thanks Kurt !
Maybe you should split the prize to get 3 winners, it will be more motivating for us and I am sure that you will get better results at the end :)
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 02:18:02 +0000
Hi, I have a few questions. Are you looking for a plastic injection molded enclosure for electronics similar form factor to what you posted? What are the requirements for this housing IP rating, flammability rating, impact testing ETC? Do you want the housing to be easily taken apart and if so how many times will you rate it to be assembled ?

Thanks

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