About Lester Electrical

Lester Electrical is worldwide leader in industrial/commercial battery chargers. Our engineering/manufacturing expertise and flexibility have made us an OEM and ODM supplier to industry-leading companies in all major electric vehicle/machine markets.

Founded in 1963

Since then, Lester Electrical has been designing and manufacturing industrial battery chargers and other electrical power conversion and storage products in Lincoln, Nebraska. Our first battery charger was produced for use with electric golf cars. Following that first product, we have released industrial and commercial battery chargers for most applications and markets in motive and stationary power.

Respect the past. Power the future.

What Makes Lester Special

Value

We believe in giving our partners all the quality, support and features we pride ourselves on but keeping cost low. One of our core values is to obsess over customers and we provide unparalleled customer service and technical support. You are the most important client we have. 

Quality

Our products have a tradition of unrivaled quality, reliability and longevity in the most demanding applications and environments. Our team is passionate about what we do here. We put our 55+ years of market and product experience to work ensuring we deliver the best to you.

Technology

Industry leading technology is built into all our chargers and product lines. We started setting the standard in 1974 with the patent for DV/DT and today our flagship products include Bluetooth Communication and Cloud Connectivity. We stop at nothing to ensure our partners have the newest and best available on the market.

Our First 50 Years

Lester Equipment Manufacturing Company is founded in Los Angeles, CA after WWII by Louis Lester, originally producing cathodic protection systems for pipelines and adapting their technology for battery chargers. In 2013 Lester Electrical celebrated 50 years of leading the way in the commercial/industrial battery charger and electrical power conversion and storage industry through innovation, quality, and reliability

1960’s

Purchased

In the early 1960s, Don Wilson begins selling battery chargers to the leading golf car manufacturer at the time, Cushman Motors in Lincoln, NE. Lanny Carrier, after leaving Cushman as their purchasing agent, and Don establish Lester Electrical of Nebraska, Inc to produce chargers with 4 employees in 3,000 sq. ft of leased space. 

1970’s

DV/DT Released

The release of patented DV/DT charge control with the first Lestronic I charger enables batteries to be fully and properly charged without relying on the user, revolutionizing the world of battery charging. DV/DT charge termination is still an industry standard today.

1980's

Stationary

After focusing primarily on motive power applications, the first stationary/reserve power product line is introduced. Known for producing battery chargers that delivery flexibility and unrivaled reliability, Lester Electrical becomes the leader in select industrial stationary markets.

1990’s

DC Plug & Receptacle

Building on its history of designing and manufacturing the leading DC plug/receptacle systems in the golf car and utility vehicle markets, Lester Electrical introduces a new patented plug/receptacle system for Club Car, which is still considered industry-leading.

2000’s

Summit Series II

Lester Electrical leads the way with battery charging solutions introducing a new switch-mode high-frequency charger line featuring Bluetooth communication and Cloud connectivity. This industrial battery charger sets a new market-leading standard.

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