New enclosure for Open EVSE chargerBlind

in CAD Design held by Kurt Richardson
Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
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

1st Winner
#63 EVN_EVSE_5 by EVN
Hi Kurt,
I worked on the Holdter option, Here is some pictures that illustrates how it looks like. basicaly, it will be done by an additional plastic part screwed in the front gray part (mandatory to manage correct draft angle and the locking system of the plug).
Also, you can find attached the 3d file taht include the 2 versions of the concept. It is a .STEP file. you can open it with almost every CAD vizualisator software. Let me know if you want an other format.
I'll make the Drawings by the begining of next Week. Have a good weekend
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Jul 3, 2020 14:55
#34 EVN_EVSE_3 by EVN
Hi Kurt,
I moved forward on the concept. You can find 4 rendering with the separated holder and a technical explanation. There is 2 proposals for the integration of the 2 LEDS. You can also find attached the CAD-step file.
Don't hesitate if you have any questions or feedback.
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Jun 18, 2020 16:47
#22 EVN_EVSE_2 by EVN
Hi Kurt,
Here is a picture that explains more in details the concept. I've made a full explanation in comments of the previous submission.
Aslo, there is the CAD file which is still work in progress. Don't hesitate if you want another format.
Regards,
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Jun 15, 2020 16:09
#10 EVN_EVSE1 by EVN
Hi Kurt,
Here is my first proposal for the EVSE Box. I've tried to follow as closely as possible your indications, let me know if the concept goes in the right direction. :)
There is 3 renderings and 2 proposals for the integration of the LEDs.
The following steps will be the detailing of the concept (part splitting, industrialisation of the parts ...)
Hope you will enjoy, don't hesistate if you have any feedback.
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Jun 12, 2020 11:12
#44 EVN_EVSE_4 by EVN
Hi Kurt,
Please find attached the detailled CAD data of the concept (.step file). Also, there is 4 pictures that illustrates some technical points. Don't hesitate if you have any questions or comments.
Regards,
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Jun 23, 2020 9:59
#2 concept 1 by david.thue
Hey Kurt,
Here is my first design concept for this challenge.
For the wall mounting, I included a wall bracket that slides into the counterpart at the back.
For the cables, I haven't included anything specific yet besides some basic holes at the bottom also the cable can be slung around the case (some feedback regarding this feature would be nice)
Another feature is that this enclosure is waterproof, same as the open EVSE.
If you have any questions or improvement ideas I am open to hearing them.
Best Regards,
David
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Jun 10, 2020 16:47
#36 Open EVSE charger enclosure V1 by Dahmoun
Hello Kurt,
Here is my first participation in the project.
I propose a developed and complete solution, by following your indications.
Many renderings and exploded views for explanation.
I will send you more information about the design by message.
Hope you like it.
Waiting for you feedback.
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Jun 20, 2020 18:23
#37 EVSE Design 1 by studio701
Hi Kurt,
Submitting my first design for the brief. Your feedback/Rating and suggestions are awaited.
Cheers!
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Jun 20, 2020 19:18
#38 EVSE modern and cost effective solution by armghannaeem
Hi Kurt
Here is a Bill of material of my design.
he parts numbers are off the shelf parts from mcmaster carr.
Please provide your valuable feedback
Check my previous entries for all information of design. Its exactly how you want it.
Looking forward to your feedback..
Thnx
stay safe
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Jun 20, 2020 19:42
#41 Render View proposal by stphaner
Please find a proposal for your EVSE Charger project.
If you are interested on what you seen, please contact me in order that I go further on industrialisation design.
Regards
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Jun 22, 2020 12:27
#43 EVSE Design 2 by studio701
Hi Kurt,
Submitting my second design for the brief.
I will submit a detailed out design version based on the one you select.
Your feedback/Rating and suggestions are awaited.
Cheers!
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Jun 23, 2020 2:28
#47 EVSE Design 3 by studio701
Hi Kurt,
Submitting my third design for the brief.
lll await your feedback on the concepts I have submitted till now. Thanks
Cheers!
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Jun 24, 2020 8:41
#15 Enclosure with/without holster by Taguida Med
Hi;
Here is my first entrie with 2 types of enclosure with and without plug in holster , you can find also 2 types of led status. check all files.
A review will be helpful. Am ready to any edits just tell me if you like it.
Awaiting for feesback
Regards.
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Jun 12, 2020 23:15
#50 EVSE Design 4 by studio701
Hi Kurt,
Submitting my fourth design for the brief.
Let me know if you have any preference between the designs and feedback.
Cheers!
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Jun 27, 2020 9:30
#69 EVSE charger by CDdesignSTUDIO
EVSE charger
First concept
STP and PNG
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Jul 5, 2020 23:11
#53 Open EVSE charger enclosure V2 by Dahmoun
Hello Kurt,
Here is my second participation in the project.
Hope you like the new modern design.
All fixings and the gland cable are hidden
Please give me your opinion if you want any changes.
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Jun 29, 2020 16:36
#8 Charger 001 by Michael Dimou
This is the first approach for the charger.
Good Luck to everyone !
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Jun 11, 2020 12:33
#9 Charger 002 by Michael Dimou
This is the second approach for the charger.
Thanks
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Jun 12, 2020 10:08
#12 New enclosure for Open EVSE charger initial concept models... by sirchulle
Initial concept design according to provided measurements...Please let me know in which direction I have to go...
Best regards,
sirchulle
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Jun 12, 2020 12:54
#51 Open EVSE by Muntazir Merchant
Hello,
I have added the rest of the parts and have designed according to your dimensions. Please check out the renders and let me know if you have any feedbacks.
Thank you,
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Jun 27, 2020 15:06
#46 EVSE Charger WIP by stphaner
I finally decided to start the industrialization of the assembly.
please look at the overall plan explaining the principle.
I just have to finalize the clipping of the front part and everything will be ready to be launched in production.
Regards.
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Jun 23, 2020 22:58
#52 Open EVSE-2 by Muntazir Merchant
Hello,
This is a new design I have come up with, hope you like it! Feel free to share your feedback or any required changes in the design.
Thank you
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Jun 29, 2020 6:06
#40 EVIS WALL CHARGING Vers.5 by krisnaas14
Sorry reupload
before upload is error
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Jun 21, 2020 10:45
#39 EVIS WALL CHARGING Vers.5 by krisnaas14
Please read my proposal for detailed product
thanks you
Good luck for everyone
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Jun 21, 2020 10:40
#1 Concept-01 by Palla-Tech
Hi Kurt,
I tried to create some futuristic but easy to manufacture design.
This is only a concept.
The cover can be attached to the base via screws or plastic clips.
Sealing can also be installed.
Wall mount is possible through the base.
Feel free to contact me.
Regards,
Szilveszter
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Jun 10, 2020 11:12
#67 New enclosure for open EVSE Charger design entry 2 by Biola
Hello
I trust you are doing great, here is my second entry and its quiet simple and cost effective like my first design, a little touch of effective design incorporated.
Stay safe and healthy.
Thank you.
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Jul 5, 2020 22:01
#49 Open EVSE by Muntazir Merchant
Hello,
I have designed an enclosure. I hope you liked the design. Please provide feedback so I can improve on it.
Thank you,
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Jun 25, 2020 13:33
#48 EVSE Charger by Aditya Chaturvedi
Hello Bro,
Hope you are doing well !!
I had attached my design concept taking into all aspects as described in Job Description. I had recently work on the similar device having all almost similar features. Similar device is now in production and I am a part of that device from Prototype stage till its production stage.Please look into the design and tell if you feel any difficulty in understaing it. I am totally sure that I can develop this product with your help.
thanks and regards
Aditya
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Jun 24, 2020 16:55
#3 Enclosure (ver. 1) by Vl@d
Hello Kurt!
It would be nice if you rated my concept so that I know whether I should continue to work on it.
If you have any questions i will be happy to answer them.
With best wishes,
Vlad
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Jun 10, 2020 17:18
#16 2nd concept Enclosure by Taguida Med
Hi
Here is my 2nd entrie for this contest.
Awaiting for feedback for both designs.
Regards.
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Jun 13, 2020 22:45
#68 EVSE Enclosure by GL Design
Hello Kurt,
Thank you for your contest. Attached is my concept submission for the EVSE Enclosure. I have included a STEP file for your review, as well as multiple image renders to give an overall clear picture of the design. Let me know your thoughts and if you have any comments or suggestions. Your feedback is welcome.
Kind regards,
Gregg
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Jul 5, 2020 22:47
#7 OPEN EVSE CHARGER - DESIGN by Gregorius Giga
Hi! My name is Gregorius Giga. How are you?
Take a look out of my design, you can see how simple my design are. But All what you want is there, There is no Screw is Visible and a Good Wall Mounting Design, Simple just using minimun injection moulding and minimum cost also. I attached my drawing already so you can look the detail, also STEP file, rendering animation and Image in zip. Thankyou
Best Regard
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Jun 11, 2020 12:27
#80 Concept by praveen_designs
Dear Sir,
Greetings of the day!
My submission is a concept design based on your inputs.
Since what you seek here is a manufacturable and market ready design, it needs a lot of detailing and analysis such as edge buildup, egression draft, undercut and others, it requires a lot of time as well, which is not feasible for entry only.
Please check step file of my concept, and part files as well if you can access them.
If you like my concept design for the purpose, I assure you that I will provide everything including manufacturing drawings and all other reports after detaling. I will provide manufacturing process as well.
I hope you like my concept
Thanks and regards
Ankit Bharangar
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Jul 8, 2020 8:41
#4 Enclosure #1 by Erna Cahill
Good day,
This is my first concept on the enclosure. I will submit some more concepts, before the deadline.
Thank you and kind regards,
Erna
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Jun 11, 2020 7:59
#94 Open EVSE charger enclosure Pack by Dahmoun
Hi Kurt,
In my last participation I put all 5 models in a single pack with updates.
I am always at your disposal for modifications.
Thanks,
Dahmoun.
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Jul 8, 2020 17:05
#71 Open EVSE-5 by Muntazir Merchant
Hello,
New design! Please check it out and let me know!
Regards
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Jul 6, 2020 6:42
#72 Open EVSE-6 by Muntazir Merchant
Jul 6, 2020 6:43
#74 Futuristic enclosure design by fadli
Hi Kurt. This is my design idea. Hopefully you like it.
I made the enclosure to have futuristic and clean design. the design is bold so your device will be easier to remember by the potential customers.
the design also has very easy assembly and manufacturing parts
I am ready to work with you until production phase
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Jul 7, 2020 3:02
#75 Open EVSE charger enclosure V4 by Dahmoun
Hello Kurt,
Here I am again with a fourth participation.
This time the design is different from the previous ones, modern with a futuristic touch.
A special shape that makes the charger different from other products on the market.
Don't hesitate if you have any questions or comments.
Regards,
Dahmoun.
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Jul 7, 2020 10:43
#76 Open EVSE with holster by Muntazir Merchant
Hello,
I have added a holster to the existing design. Check it out and give rating.
Thank you
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Jul 7, 2020 11:29
#77 EV Charger by Jinen Sheth
Hi Kurt,
I have created a very minimalistic and simple design which hides charging cable inside the design. This futuristic modern design will appeal most of your customers. I think you will love this design.
Please have look at my design. If you like It I can make more detailed model as per your requirement. Please provide me your feedback.
Thanks
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Jul 7, 2020 19:21
#78 ev_charger by P3N
Jul 8, 2020 1:46

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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