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ELECTRONICS | Electronic test, measurement & monitoring
gridtest.com

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Stage

Debt | Alive

Total Raised

$930K

Last Raised

$260K | 9 yrs ago

About Gridtest Systems

Gridtest Systems, a global Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure test equipment manufacturer, delivers test systems that measure and record interoperability, and demonstrate reliable and safe operation of EV charging stations, in accordance with United States and international industry standards. The company's EVE-100 effectively mimics a "EV in a box" providing users with an intuitive, one-touch tool that verifies and tracks EV charging station operation in a lab environment and in the field, without the need of an actual EV being present. Gridtest's EVE-100 provides peace of mind for EV charging station manufacturers, installation technicians, EV manufacturers, and independent test labs, by providing a mechanism to test interoperability.

Gridtest Systems Headquarter Location

30941 W Agoura Road Suite 126

Westlake Village, California, 91361,

United States

818-600-2370

Latest Gridtest Systems News

Electric car charger testing in a box

Mar 22, 2012

0 Comments With electric cars slowly rolling out in 2012 , can a business model be built around providing a new kind of modular testing equipment for electric car chargers? A startup called Gridtest Systems hopes so, and has just started selling its diagnostic and testing machines to charging network developers and charger makers. Gridtest System’s CEO Neal Roche tells me in an interview on Tuesday that there’s a significant amount of investment being made — by both the charger makers and the charger network developers — into making sure electric car chargers are compatible, as well as into charger research and development. “There are 75 to 100 companies that have entered the electric car charging market. Anyone who can bend metal is trying to build a charging station,” said Roche. Advertisement Because it’s an early market, Roche’s diagnostic machine can also help customers figure out what charger gear is compatible with what cars and wall sockets in an ecosystem of still-evolving standards. The nascent market also means that charger makers are focused on testing to make sure that the chargers are reliable and ruggedized enough to withstand months and years of use outdoors — there’s not exactly years of field testing on these devices. Advertisement Gridtest System’s charger diagnostic machines, which are priced at $4,000 and $8,000 for two different models, mimic an electric car when plugged into the charger, and verify and report how the charger works and then creates a diagnostic report. The box is a combination of hardware and software and Roche’s background is in the networking world. The connection between the electric car and the charger is essentially networking, too, and Roche explains that the car and the charger need to complete “a handshake,” to start working. Advertisement Gridtest Systems has a small handful of customers currently and recently raised a seed round of funding from LA-based angel investors Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels. The startup is also a regional winner for the Cleantech Open Business Competition and Accelerator. Advertisement

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