GB2572752A - Charging arrangements for electric vehicles - Google Patents

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GB2572752A
GB2572752A GB1805473.4A GB201805473A GB2572752A GB 2572752 A GB2572752 A GB 2572752A GB 201805473 A GB201805473 A GB 201805473A GB 2572752 A GB2572752 A GB 2572752A
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Vigars Paul
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60LPROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER FOR AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRODYNAMIC BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL; MAGNETIC SUSPENSION OR LEVITATION FOR VEHICLES; MONITORING OPERATING VARIABLES OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRIC SAFETY DEVICES FOR ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES
    • B60L53/00Methods of charging batteries, specially adapted for electric vehicles; Charging stations or on-board charging equipment therefor; Exchange of energy storage elements in electric vehicles
    • B60L53/30Constructional details of charging stations
    • B60L53/31Charging columns specially adapted for electric vehicles
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60LPROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER FOR AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRODYNAMIC BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL; MAGNETIC SUSPENSION OR LEVITATION FOR VEHICLES; MONITORING OPERATING VARIABLES OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRIC SAFETY DEVICES FOR ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES
    • B60L53/00Methods of charging batteries, specially adapted for electric vehicles; Charging stations or on-board charging equipment therefor; Exchange of energy storage elements in electric vehicles
    • B60L53/10Methods of charging batteries, specially adapted for electric vehicles; Charging stations or on-board charging equipment therefor; Exchange of energy storage elements in electric vehicles characterised by the energy transfer between the charging station and the vehicle
    • B60L53/14Conductive energy transfer
    • B60L53/18Cables specially adapted for charging electric vehicles
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
    • H02GINSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES, OR OF COMBINED OPTICAL AND ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES
    • H02G9/00Installations of electric cables or lines in or on the ground or water
    • H02G9/04Installations of electric cables or lines in or on the ground or water in surface ducts; Ducts or covers therefor
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
    • H02GINSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES, OR OF COMBINED OPTICAL AND ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES
    • H02G9/00Installations of electric cables or lines in or on the ground or water
    • H02G9/06Installations of electric cables or lines in or on the ground or water in underground tubes or conduits; Tubes or conduits therefor
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02TCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION
    • Y02T10/00Road transport of goods or passengers
    • Y02T10/60Other road transportation technologies with climate change mitigation effect
    • Y02T10/70Energy storage systems for electromobility, e.g. batteries
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02TCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION
    • Y02T10/00Road transport of goods or passengers
    • Y02T10/60Other road transportation technologies with climate change mitigation effect
    • Y02T10/7072Electromobility specific charging systems or methods for batteries, ultracapacitors, supercapacitors or double-layer capacitors
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02TCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION
    • Y02T90/00Enabling technologies or technologies with a potential or indirect contribution to GHG emissions mitigation
    • Y02T90/10Technologies relating to charging of electric vehicles
    • Y02T90/12Electric charging stations
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02TCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION
    • Y02T90/00Enabling technologies or technologies with a potential or indirect contribution to GHG emissions mitigation
    • Y02T90/10Technologies relating to charging of electric vehicles
    • Y02T90/14Plug-in electric vehicles

Abstract

An on-street charging connection from power in a building 104 to parked vehicle 111 without obstructing a walkway 114 or opening of vehicle doors, has a cable 116 in a conduit 115 beneath the pavement and a flying lead through curb stones 182,183. The cable and flying lead may be continuous, or have connectors. The flying lead can be stowed in the curbstone (fig 3b), or the cable pass through a longitudinal cavity to an adjacent curb-stone (fig 4b). The conduit (fig 7) can be enclosed, or have a top cover flush with the sidewalk.

Description

The present invention relates to the provision of electrical connections for the charging of electric vehicles. The invention relates specifically to providing an electrical charging connection to a vehicle parked on a road without causing an obstruction to pedestrians or restricting access to vehicle doors.
Background
The challenges posed by man-made climate change linked to the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere has created a drive to renewable sources of energy. Replacement of polluting electricity generation with cleaner technologies is happening globally but this does nothing to address the use of fossil fuels for transport. To address the climate change issues of energy for transport there will have to be a switch from fossil fuels to electric vehicles. Some leading car manufacturers have already declared the dates by which 100% of their new cars will be electric.
With the growing availability of electric vehicles and a foreseeable end to the availability of nonelectric vehicles, the facility to charge one or more electric vehicles at home will become a necessity for all vehicle owning households. Many residences, particularly in the UK and Europe, were built before the invention of the automobile and have no provision of private and secure parking places. Vehicles at such residences are typically parked along the sides of the road, not far from the residence. Between the residence and the vehicle there will typically be a walk way for pedestrians (called a pavement in the UK and a sidewalk in North America). Therefore, there arises a need for a safe and secure way to get an electrical connection across the walk way to the vehicle for charging which connects to the metered supply at the residence which does not obstruct the walk way or leave any equipment open to easy theft.
Existing solutions to this problem include charging points added to street furniture which already has another function (e.g. lamp posts with charging points), dedicated street furniture charging points (take up space which might not be acceptable, restricts access to the curbside vehicle doors), flying leads across public space (trip hazard, theft risk).
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
The present invention seeks to address the problems of the prior art.
According to the present invention there is provided an arrangement for providing a charging connection to one or more electric vehicles parked on a road comprising:
• a conduit formed within a pavement or sidewalk region • one or more electrical cables passing through the conduit • one or more flying leads connected to the or each electrical cable emerging from the vehicle end of the conduit
Such that the one or more electrical cables do not constitute an obstruction to users of the pavement or sidewalk region.
The present invention may include an electrical connector on the vehicle end of the or each flying lead for connection to the or each vehicle for the provision of charging the vehicle.
The present invention may include a curb-stone at the vehicle end of the conduit adapted to allow the or each electrical cable or the or each flying lead to pass from the conduit to the or each vehicle through the curb-stone. The height of the curb-stone is such that it presents no obstruction to the opening of adjacent vehicle doors.
The or each electrical cable and the or each flying lead may be formed from a continuous single electrical cable.
The present invention may include a disconnectable electrical connection means between the or each electrical cable and the or each flying lead.
The or each disconnectable electrical connection may be provided by a socket mounted in the curbstone.
The present invention may include a conduit wherein at least part of said conduit is formed as an enclosed channel.
At least part of said conduit may be formed as an open channel with one or more covers forming the top.
At least part of the top of said conduit may be fitted flush with the pavement or sidewalk.
At least part of said conduit may be fully buried beneath the level of the top surface of the pavement or sidewalk.
Said conduit may be created by installing one or more pre-formed structures into the pavement or sidewalk.
Said pre-formed structures forming the conduit may be made from concrete, metal, plastic or composite materials or any combination thereof.
According to one embodiment of the present invention including a curb-stone, said curb-stone may include a substantially longitudinal cavity, and opening at at least one end such that the or each electrical cable or the or each flying lead may be routed through the curb-stone into a second adjacent curb-stone also comprising a suitable inner cavity and openings before emerging from the second curb-stone and continuing to the vehicle.
In a further embodiment of the invention at least one electrical cable or at least one flying lead passes from a first curb-stone into and completely through at least one additional curb-stone and then emerges from another curb stone for connection to the vehicle.
In one embodiment of the present invention the or each curb-stone that is adapted for the purposes of the present invention has a profile substantially similar to other adjacent curb-stones not associated with the present invention i.e. those other curb-stones in the road not associated with the routing of charging cables to a vehicle or vehicles.
According to one embodiment of the present invention the or each electrical cable and/or the or each flying lead are wound in a substantially helical manner such that when the electrical connector at the vehicle end of the flying lead is unplugged from the vehicle the electrical cable and/or the flying lead recoils back into the conduit such that the vehicle end electrical connector can be stowed at the vehicle end of the conduit.
The electrical connector at the end of the flying lead may be stowed substantially within the curbstone.
The present invention may include at least one electrical cable or at least one flying lead comprising of at least one electrical conductor.
The present invention describes a method for providing a charging connection for an electric vehicle by installation of a conduit into and substantially flush with or beneath the surface of a pavement or sidewalk such that a charging circuit consisting of at least one electrical cable can pass through the conduit without obstructing the pavement or sidewalk.
The present invention describes a method for installation of a curb-side charging point for an electric vehicle by removing an existing curb-stone, installing a replacement curb-stone incorporating a through space to receive a cable from the pavement side, installing a conduit from the curb-stone across the pavement to a location the other side of the pavement such that a charging circuit consisting of at least one electrical cable can pass through the conduit without obstructing the pavement or sidewalk.
The new solution provides a secure conduit within and below the surface of the existing public space (e.g. set into and flush with the pavement) and provide a connection means at or adjacent the curb stone. The conduit could take many forms (e.g. closed channel, open channel with cover(s), metal forms for setting into concrete or mortar, concrete forms for setting into pavement with suitable techniques (e.g. grouting), rails set into pavement (e.g. grouted) with bridging cover piece(s), where the bridging piece is flush with the pavement. The cable could be clipped to the underside of the cover piece.
The curb-stone could provide a suitably rated socket for external use, perhaps a universal fitting or a specific manufacturers design of socket. The socket could be made available behind a protective cover which could be sealed against water ingress when closed and not in use. The curb-stone socket could be provided facing upwards or horizontally towards the car or at any suitable angle for the intended design of the connection to be made.
Alternatively, the curb-stone could provide a secure space for stowing a plug on a flying lead, with said flying lead being extended to the vehicle when needed. The flying lead could be formed in a helix so that it naturally and passively contracts back into place when the flying lead needs to be returned to its stowed position.
When there is no vehicle connected to the charging circuit the socket or flying lead stowage space could be secured with a lockable cap or cover to prevent unauthorised use.
The curb-stone arrangement could be provided by an insert mounted into an existing curb-stone by cutting a suitable space, or provided by replacement of an existing curb-stone with a curb-stone incorporating the features of the present invention, or the curb-stones could be newly laid for a new build situation, or a curb-stone with the features of the present invention could be installed in between standard curb-stones. The curb-stone inserts or replacement curb-stones would have a profile substantially similar to any adjacent curb-stones. The replacement curbs-stones do not necessarily have to have the same length as the curb-stones they are replacing, any gaps could be made up with additional shortened curb-stones (e.g. the replaced curb-stone cut to suit) or with mortar, grout or concrete if the gap is sufficiently small. The curb-stone inserts or whole curb-stones could be made from any suitable materials including concrete, metal, plastic, composites. The custom designed curbs-stones could include longitudinal channels to allow the electrical cables to pass into the adjacent curb-stone (which also has a longitudinal channel). In this way the point at which the electrical cable or flying lead emerges, or where the curb mounted socket is located does not have to be at the same location as the conduit but can be further along the road.
Another alternative is where the curbing is created by a continuous structure formed in-situ (typically concrete or metal). The insert or whole curb-stone alternatives are both suitable in this case, with a suitable space being created in the existing curb. For new-build situations using continuous curbing, the curbing could be formed around or adjacent to the curb-stone or curb-stone inserts of the present invention, or a suitable space for the curb-stone inserts could be created when the continuous curbing is formed. This space could be formed by a dedicated shuttering form of a suitable design. This form could be reusable. This form could be any suitable material but typically wood, metal, plastic or composite.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
For a better understanding of the present invention, and to show more clearly how it may be carried into effect, reference will now be made, by way of example, to the following drawings, in which:Figure 1 is a general arrangement of present invention
Figures 2a, 2b and 2c show 3 different embodiments of the present invention comprising different alternative arrangements for connecting a vehicle with a flying lead.
Figures 3a and 3b show an embodiment of the present invention wherein a flying lead is stowed within a suitably adapted curb-stone and extended to the vehicle when required.
Figure 4a shows the plan view of a vehicle electrically connected to a residence according to the teaching of the present invention in which the electrical cable passes from the conduit into a first curb-stone, along a cavity within a second curb-stone into a third curb-stone and out through the third curb-stone where a flying lead connects to the vehicle.
Figure 4b shows the detail of the electrical cable passing through a longitudinal cavity within the second curb-stone.
Figure 5 shows three different examples of electrical sockets provided at or near the curb-stone according to the teaching of the present invention.
Figure 6 shows the plan view of an arrangement in which multiple vehicles are electrically connected to multiple residences according to the teaching of the present invention.
Figure 7 shows cross sections through several different example designs of the conduit.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
A typical example of the present invention 1 is shown in Figure 1 and comprises a curbside arrangement 10 and a residence 4. A vehicle 11 parked on the road 12 near to the residence 4. A power supply 6 is located within or adjacent to the residence 4. A walkway (sidewalk or pavement) 14 is located between the residence and the vehicle 11. The boundary of the residence and the walkway is marked in this example by a barrier 8, which could be a wall, a fence, a hedge or similar. Such a boundary structure is not necessarily present. An electrical cable 16 is connected to the power supply 6 and passes beneath the surface of the walkway 14 in a conduit (not shown) without obstructing the walkway 14. A flying lead portion 20 connects the vehicle 11 to the power supply 6 via the electrical cable 16.
Figure 2a shows more detail of the vehicle and walkway arrangement of figure 1. In this arrangement the electrical cable 16 passes through conduit (not shown) and through a curbstone 18 at the boundary of the road 12 and the walkway 14. The flying lead assembly 20 in this example comprises a cable 22 and an electrical connector 24 which attaches to a mating connector on the vehicle 11.
Figure 2b shows an alternative detail for the flying lead assembly 20 wherein there is an electrical connector 26 at the vehicle end of the electrical cable 16, in this example shown mounted at the curbstone 18. The flying lead assembly 20 consists of a mating electrical connector 26 and a flying lead 22 which connects to the vehicle 11.
Figure 2c shows another example of the detail of the flying lead 20 wherein the flying lead has electrical connectors on both the vehicle end 24 and the curbstone end 26.
Figure 3a shows the detail of an embodiment of the present invention relating to the flying lead arrangement wherein the flying lead assembly 20 is formed from an electrical cable 22 formed to be continuous with the electrical cable 16, and an electrical connector 24 for connection to a mating connector (not shown) on the vehicle 11. The flying lead assembly passes through the curbstone 18.
Figure 3b shows the system of Figure 3a when the vehicle is not present. The flying lead assembly 20 is stowed within the curbstone 18.
Figure 4a shows the plan view of one embodiment of the present invention comprising a residence 104, a vehicle 111 parked on the road 112 near to the residence 104. A power supply 106 is located within or adjacent to the residence 104. A walkway (sidewalk or pavement) 114 is located between the residence 104 and the vehicle 111. The boundary of the residence and the walkway is marked in this example by a barrier 108, which could be a wall, a fence, a hedge or similar. Such a boundary structure is not necessarily present. An electrical cable 116 is connected to the power supply 106 and passes beneath the surface of the walkway 114 in a conduit 115 to the run of curbstones at the edge of the road 118 without obstructing the walkway 114. The electrical cable 116 passes from the conduit 115 into a first curbstone 181 then into and through an adjacent curbstone 182 and on into a third curbstone 183. The flying lead arrangement as previously described then connects to the vehicle. It is appreciated that in other embodiments the electrical cable can pass through any number of curbstones as required.
Figure 4b shows a detail of part of the arrangement of figure 4a. The conduit 115 is shown set into the walkway 114 up to first curbstone 181 edging the road 112. The electrical cable 116 is shown exiting the curbstone 181 through the end such as it would to pass into an adjacent curbstone (not shown).
Figures 5a, 5b and 5c show three alternative details of the electrical connector mounted in the curbstone as described in figure 2b. In figure 5a the electrical cable (not shown) passes through the conduit 15 to the curbstone 18 and ends in an electrical connector 26 presented on the front vertical face of the curbstone 18. In figure 5b the electrical connector 26 is presented into the top and front face of the curbstone 18. In Figure 5c the electrical connector 26 is presented in the top face of the curbstone. It will be appreciated that these are but 3 examples of possible configurations for the electrical connection 26 and any other suitable arrangement is possible. Figure 5c includes a cover 261 for the electrical connection to protect the connection from water, dirt and damage when not in use. It is appreciated that any suitable design of cover is possible for this purpose and is not limited to that shown in Figure 5c.
Figure 6 shows the plan view of an embodiment of the present invention 101 in which three vehicles 111 and electrically connected to power supplies 106 in two different residences 104. The arrangement is substantially similar to that described in Figure 4a just repeated for multiple residences. The numbering of parts is the same as used to describe figure 4a. The additional detail for figure 6 is that one of the two residences 104 has a power supply 106 that is connected to two vehicles 111, wherein separate electrical cables 116 pass through the same conduit 115 and then take different route through the curbstones. It is appreciated that any number of cable routes through conduits and curbstones is possible including having multiple conduits associated with each power supply.
Figure 7 shows the cross-sections through different example conduit designs, wherein some are formed from open channels with covers, some are fully buried, some have cable routing underneath the cover. It is appreciated that there are myriad designs of conduit possible of which these are just some examples. They all have in common that the arrangement does not cause an obstruction to users of the walkway through which the conduit passes.

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1. An arrangement for providing a charging connection to one or more electric vehicles parked on a road comprising:
a conduit formed within a pavement or sidewalk region one or more electrical cables passing through the conduit one or more flying leads connected to the or each electrical cable emerging from the vehicle end of the conduit
Such that the one or more electrical cables do not constitute an obstruction to users of the pavement or sidewalk region.
2. An arrangement as described in claim 1 including an electrical connector on the vehicle end of the or each flying lead for connection to the or each vehicle.
3. An arrangement as described in any previous claim including a curb-stone at the vehicle end of the conduit adapted to allow the or each electrical cable or the or each flying lead to pass from the conduit to the or each vehicle through the curb-stone.
4. An arrangement as described in any previous claim wherein the or each electrical cable and the or each flying lead are a continuous single electrical cable.
5. An arrangement as described in claim 1, 2 or 3 including a disconnectable electrical connection means between the or each electrical cable and the or each flying lead.
6. An arrangement as described in claim 5 where the or each disconnectable electrical connection is provided by a socket mounted in the curb-stone and a plug mounted on the pavement end of the flying lead.
7. An arrangement as described in any previous claim wherein at least part of the conduit is formed as an enclosed channel.
8. An arrangement as described in any previous claim wherein at least part of the conduit is formed as an open channel with one or more covers forming the top.
9. An arrangement as described in any previous claim wherein at least part of the top of the conduit is fitted flush with the pavement or sidewalk.
10. An arrangement as described in any previous claim wherein at least part of the conduit is fully buried beneath the level of the top surface of the pavement or sidewalk.
11. An arrangement as described in any previous claim wherein the conduit is created by installing one or more pre-formed structures into the pavement or sidewalk.
12. An arrangement as described in claim 11 wherein the pre-formed structures are made from concrete, metal, plastic or composite materials or any combination thereof.
13. An arrangement as described in any previous claim wherein the curb-stone includes a substantially longitudinal inner cavity, and is open at one or both ends such that the or each electrical cable or the or each flying lead can be routed through the curb-stone into a second adjacent curb-stone, also including a suitable inner cavity and openings, before emerging from the second curb-stone and continuing to the vehicle.
14. An arrangement as described in claim 13 wherein at least one electrical cable or at least one flying lead passes from the first curb-stone into and completely through at least one additional curb-stone and then emerges from another curb stone for connection to the vehicle.
15. An arrangement as described in any previous claim wherein the or each curb-stone that is adapted for the purposes of the present invention has a profile substantially similar to other adjacent curb-stones not associated with the present invention.
16. An arrangement as described in any previous claim wherein the or each electrical cable and/or the or each flying lead are wound in a substantially helical manner such that when the electrical connector at the vehicle end of the flying lead is unplugged from the vehicle the electrical cable and/or the flying lead recoils back into the conduit such that the vehicle end electrical connector can be stowed at the vehicle end of the conduit.
17. An arrangement as described in claim 15 wherein the electrical connector at the end of the flying lead is stowed substantially within the curb-stone.
18. An arrangement as described in any previous claim wherein at least one electrical cable or at least one flying lead consists of at least one electrical conductor.
19. A method for providing a charging connection for an electric vehicle by installation of a conduit into and substantially flush with or beneath the surface of a pavement or sidewalk such that a charging circuit consisting of at least one electrical cable can pass through the conduit without obstructing the pavement or sidewalk.
20. A method for installation of a curb-side charging point for an electric vehicle by removing an existing curb-stone, installing a replacement curb-stone incorporating a through space to receive a cable from the pavement side, installing a conduit from the curb-stone across the pavement to a location the other side of the pavement such that a charging circuit consisting of at least one electrical cable can pass through the conduit without obstructing the pavement or sidewalk.
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