Charging Solutions for Universities and Colleges
Device Charging for Universities and Colleges
Reducing 'low battery anxiety' on campus
A ChargeBox charging service is easy to install and provides:
- Stress-free charging
- Improved safety and security
- Fully guaranteed device security
- Increased dwell time on campus
- Reduced low battery anxiety
- Increased student and staff satisfaction
- Positive impact on National Student Survey results.
Product Information and Pricing
“When smartphones start dying, people get weird, they head home immediately, swipe cables from coworkers’ desks, demand chargers from random strangers…” the list goes on!
Wired Magazine, June 2019
The value of safe and secure charging:
Providing a fast charging service removes the low battery anxiety often felt by students on campus removing the need to leave in order to charge their phones. ChargeBox helps to keep students connected during the day through safe and secure charging stations.
Charging services help increases productivity and focus as staff no longer need to deal with charging requests from students. Staff and students who no longer have to worry about charging can study and focus without distraction.
For the Management
ChargeBox offers not only an innovation in school facilities but the opportunity to promote the establishment, events and notices via customised vinyl wrapping and the LCD display panel.
The Best fit Solution:
Lock & Leave
‘Lock & Leave’ units enable students to safely and securely leave their mobile phone to charge while they study.
In educational environments, ‘Lock & Leave’ units are proven to improve safety, increase student dwell time, remove any 'low battery' anxiety and improve the overall on-campus experience.
King's College London
King’s College London wanted to allow its students to charge their smartphones and tablets whilst on campus, but it wanted to avoid the expensive installation of power outlets in listed buildings around its estate.
Since installation in July 2015 over 725,000 charges have been completed, equating to over 400,000 hours of charging.
Queen Mary University
Keeping students connected while on campus is a priority for Queen Mary University of London. The university wanted to allow students to charge their smartphones and tablets whilst on campus and reduce ‘low battery anxiety’.
Since installation in July 2019, over 25,000 charges have been completed, equating to 13,290 hours of charging!
Charging Solutions include:
- Free standing unit
- Six lockers
- Charges mobile devices and tablets
- 19" main screen
- 7" control/guide screen.
- Wall mounted
- Four lockers
- Charges mobile devices only
- 7" control/guide screen.
- Table top 'Stay & Charge' unit
- Charges up to eight devices simultaneously
- Eight reinforced, colour-coded manufacturer cables
- USB 2.0 optimised charging
- Options to secure to surroundings via a hidden locking system.
Branded wrap examples
Frequently Asked Questions
What devices can ChargeBox charge?
All of our ChargeBox solutions have Apple Lightning, Micro USB and USB Type C cables fitted to charge all of the latest devices.
What infrastructure do I need to install a ChargeBox?
Each ChargeBox requires a 13amp socket no further than 1 metre from the unit. If sockets are situated further than 1 metre away you must provide a suitable extension lead.
Can my ChargeBox be customised with my company branding?
Each ChargeBox ‘lock & leave’ locker solution can be fully customised with various types of vinyl wraps and video content can be displayed on the LCD screen at the top of the 6 locker station.
Why do you provide a managed service for permanent installations?
Our managed service is vital to ensure that we deliver an end-to end, hassle free service. We will take care of every aspect of your charging solution so that you don’t have to.
Do you offer a key pad / pin system?
Our first prototype unit was keypad/PIN solution. We quickly discovered that it is impossible to provide a secure service when part of the security is left to the user. Our experience shows that PIN codes can be easily predicted, and seen from afar. We believe that a lock and key is the most secure solution, as well as the most hassle-free solution for our clients, and we are extremely proud of our proven security track record across our estate.
What happens if a customer loses their key?
On installation of your ChargeBox you will be provided with a set of Emergency Keys which can be used to help a customer retrieve their device in the unlikely event of the customer losing their key. ChargeBox have a device retrieval process which should be followed in this eventuality.
Does the ChargeBox have to be inside?
The ChargeBox can be placed outside providing it is covered to prevent any exposure to wind or rain.
What product range do ChargeBox have?
ChargeBox have both ‘lock and leave’ locker solutions as well as ‘stay and charge’ table top & integrated solutions available for event hire and permanent installations.
What are the dimensions of the ChargeBox?
The ChargeBox team can provide you with full technical specifications for all of our products.
What are the lead times for booking a ChargeBox solutions for an event?
Ideally we require 4 weeks notice to secure a production slot, plan the installations and manage the vinyl wrap process effectively, however we can often react quicker when needed and we try to be as responsive as possible. We do become very busy during the summer events season so it is important to book early to secure your production slot and avoid disappointment.
Can I install the ChargeBox or will ChargeBox do this for me?
ChargeBox can provide engineers to aid installation or they can be delivered direct to site for self set up.
Can I move a ChargeBox?
We are happy for you to relocate any stations providing you use a sack barrel trolley.
How do my customers find a ChargeBox?
Customers can visit our Find-A-ChargeBox interactive map via our website or download our App to find a list of our permanent stations. For short hire events, we encourage clients to promote the charging facilities within their marketing material to assist visitors with way finding.
How long does a ChargeBox charge my phone for?
Each ChargeBox ‘lock and leave’ locker solution is configured (by default) to provide a 30 minute free charge while our stay and charge table top solutions will continue to charge your devices for as long as they are connected.
What happens if there are any issues with my ChargeBox solution?
If there are any issues with your ChargeBox, you can contact our Support Team who will be able to help resolve these. Contact details are: support@ChargeBox.com 0330 088 1568.
Can I get reports to see how much the ChargeBox was used?
ChargeBox can provide a data package if required, which would include a Post Event Report outlining the performance of the charging solutions provided.
Who else is ChargeBox charging?
I am delighted we have been able to have ChargeBox provide on-campus charging facilities for our students. The telemetries are excellent and we see high levels of usage as students recharge devices throughout the day. The team at ChargeBox have been a pleasure to work with and their products have enabled us to avoid expensive installation of power outlets in listed buildings around our estate.
CIO, King's College London
and many more organisations ...
The ChargeBox commitment to you
Plug in your device and lock. That's it.
ChargeBox guarantees safety for both the device being charged and the charging process itself under the terms of our fully managed SLA.
ChargeBox guarantees against the theft of devices under the terms of our fully managed SLA.