Additional unique featuresReduce additional visual disruption

7kW

The Armadillo would be best suited to a car park environment as a long-dwell time solution.

Sensors

Which will feedback to a centralised system to provide real-time data on traffic, weather, and air conditions on a localised basis.

The ArmadilloOverview

Our original pioneer product, the Armadillo is partially made from recycled vehicle tyres, ensuring minimal environmental impact and maximum durability, hence its namesake which in Spanish translates to “little armoured one”. Aesthetically it is sympathetic to the existing physical landscape where it is deployed. The Armadillo is designed to sit directly kerbside, connected either as a singular or pair of sockets to a subterranean master charger unit, monitoring and controlling power flow to the socket and vehicle. Due to its robust nature and ability to withstand impact, the Armadillo is best suited to a car park environment and in the service of fleet vehicles, as a long-dwell time solution, offering a 7kW charge.

Frequently asked questionsFAQs

How are the Connected Kerb charge points ‘future-proof’?

The Connected Kerb Armadillo consists of two components:  
 
  • Above the ground: a socket (in this case the Armadillo) which the EV charging cable plugs into 
  • Underneath the ground: a power and data pack, installed within a protective steel box, which delivers the charge and can host sensors and future charging solutions, such as wireless / inductive charging  
The Armadillo design is intended to help maximise the life of the charge point by: 
  • Protecting vulnerable electronic components in the underground box 
  • Ease of maintenance 
  • Passive infrastructure can be activated later when demand soars without further need for disruptive construction and additional materials

Are Connected Kerb charge points rapid, fast or slow?

Our charge points are up to 7kW and are classified as slow - fast chargers, they’re designed specifically for areas where dwell time is long.

What are the benefits of slow charging?

Slow charging places less stress on the vehicle’s battery and the electrical grid. It's also a 'quicker', more convenient way to charge if you know your dwell time is going to be significant. For example, plugging in when you get home in the evenings, going about your nightly routine, waking up in the morning with a charged car and no need to hang around waiting at a destination or fast charger.

What does smart charging involve?

Smart charging uses load balancing to determine the correct power distribution to prevent any potential overload to the electrical grid.