Duo charging station with cables (2 x 11kW)
This private charging station is made to charge two (2) vehicles simultaneously in Mode 3 at maximum 11.1kW. Benefit from your personal wallbox at home or at work in order to charge electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Equipped with all necessary protections for European standards, this charging station includes a residual current device to protect user against potential continuous current leakage coming from the vehicle (DC 6mA). Thanks to that, you can simply connect this charging station to your power grid while being compliant with safety rules. This Smart charging solution also has overheating and overcurrent protections.
This enhanced charging solution allows user to set charging current. It can also monitor available power from your power grid and automatically adjust charging power so that main fuse is not operated with optional dynamic power control.
Designed for external use, this EV charging station takes advantage of a robust and solid conception. Its use has been greatly simplified so that it is convenient for users.
Type-2 cables are really efficient: simply park cars next to the charging station, plug cables in and charging starts automatically.
This wallbox is universal. It is compatible with any EV or PHEV from any brand or manufacturer having Type 2 charging socket which is European standard.
In addition to that, this charging station is designed and manufactured within the European Union. It complies with all mandatory rules and standards that are essential for your safety.
|Type 2 (European standard)|
|Charging power (per output)||from 4.2 kW to 11.1 kW from 1.4 kW to 3.7 kW (if single-phase)|
|Charging mode||Mode 3|
|Selectable max. charging current||6A / 8A / 10A / 13A / 16A|
|Charging current selection||Manual Automated (Dynamic power control option)|
|Protection rating||IP54 (rain resistant)|
|Shuts down in case of DC power leak||Yes (DC 6mA)|
|Shuts down in case of over-current||Yes (10kA circuit breaker)|
|Overheating handling||Yes (automated)|
|Temperature range||-30°C to 50°C|
|Average temperature for 24 hours||under 35°C|
|Storage temperature||-40°C to 70°C|
|max. Humidity||95 %|
|max. Altitude||2000 m|
|Premium quality||Lightweight and flexible|
|Length||Up to 2 x 20m on request|
|Enhanced resistance to||Organic aggression’s (oil, dust, water, lubricants, etc.) Torsion, abrasion, corrosion, flames, UVs|
|Weight (5 meter cables)||~ 12 Kg|
|Size (HxWxD)||Box: 40 x 30 x 13 cm Front plate: 44 x 34 cm|
|Elements reported||Charging status Errors from vehicle, environment, charger, etc.|
|Power supply||Three-phase alternating current with neutral (AC)|
|Voltage range||270V to 470V (50/60Hz)|
|Standards||IEC 61851 IEC 62196|
|Origin||Made in EU|
Any plug-in hybrid (rechargeable) or electric vehicle having a Type 2 is able to charge on alternating current thanks to this charging station. Most vehicles can charge at 11.1 kW. You will find the list of compatible vehicles hereafter (not exhaustive) :
- Plug-in hybride vehicles (rechargeable)
- Electric vehicles charging at 7.4 kW – [charging limited to 3.7 kW]
- Electric vehicles charging at 22 kW – [charging limited to 11 kW]
- Electric vehicles charging at 11 kW
- Audi Q4 40 e-tron, Audi e-tron, Audi e-tron GT, Audi e-tron Sportback
- BMW i3, BMW i4, BMW iX, BMW iX3
- Citroën ë-C4, Citroën ë-Jumper, Citroën ë-Jumpy, Citroën ë-SpaceTourer
- DS 3 Crossback E-tense
- Fiat 500e
- Ford Mustang Mach-e
- Hyundai Ioniq 5, Hyundai Kona electric
- Kia EV6
- Mercedes EQA, Mercedes EQC, Mercedes EQV
- MG4 luxury, MG4 comfort, MG ZS EV, MG Marvel R, MG5
- Mini Cooper SE
- Nissan Ariya
- Opel Corsa-e, Opel Mokka-e, Opel Vivaro-e, Opel Zafira-e Life
- Peugeot e-208, Peugeot e-2008, Peugeot e-Boxer, Peugeot e-Expert, Peugeot e-Traveller
- Polestar 2
- Porsche Taycan 4S, Porsche Taycan 4S Plus, Porsche Taycan Turbo, Porsche Taycan Turbo S
- Renault Twingo electric, Renault Megane electric, Renault Zoe
- Skoda Enyaq iV 60, Skoda Enyaq iV 80, Skoda Enyaq iV RS
- Volkswagen ID.3 Pro, Volkswagen ID.3 Pro Performance, Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S, Volkswagen ID.4 (77 kWh)
- Volvo XC40 Recharge
Lead time: Expect a couple days before shipping (custom-made product)
Scope of delivery:
Files to download after shipment of the charging station:
- User manual (in English)
- Quick installation guide (in English)
- Note: the wall holder for the Type 2 plug, shown on some of the pictures, is separately available here
Smartphone app, Smartphone app wired dynamic power management, Smartphone app wireless dynamic power management, Without
2 x 5 m, 2 x 5 m [in spirale], 2 x 6 m, 2 x 7 m, 2 x 8 m, 2 x 10 m, 2 x 12 m, 2 x 15 m, 2 x 20 m
By remote control, By RFID card, Without
Dual quick charging station for electric vehicle
This powerful and quick charging station will allow you to charge simultaneously two (2) electric vehicles in Mode 3 at maximum 11.1 kW charging power.
Thanks to that, you benefit from a quicker and more efficient charge compared with basic chargers that you plug in a normal domestic socket (Schuko). It is the most suitable home charging solution if you want to charge two electric vehicle at 11.1kW at the same time and if you have three-phase alternative current available.
Charging starts and ends automatically thanks to the Smart electronics included in the charging station.
Type-2 cables are really efficient: simply park cars next to the charging station, plug cables in and charging starts automatically. Automation can be increased with dynamic power control option.
To start charging, simply park the car next to the charging station, plug the cable in and charging starts automatically. Automation can be increased with dynamic power control option.
This charging station is universal and is not dedicated to a model or brand exclusively. It provides autonomy and freedom to charge your electric car at home, whenever you want, while taking benefiting from your own electricity tariff plan.
RCD – Residual Current Device (DC 6mA)
European standards require that any charger for PHEV or EV is protected with a residual current device against potential direct current leakage from vehicle (DC 6mA).
This device shuts current as soon as unbalanced continuous current is detected, in order to protect user.
This device is included and integrated inside this charging station so that things are easier for you. You can simple connect your charging station to your power grid while being sure that you benefit from high quality and European compliant protections.
Depending on your local regulation, charging station must be connected either to a Type A or Type B residual current device (RCD / RCCB).
Dynamic power control
Thanks to this option, the charging station monitors current at the main fuse and regulate charging power provided to your vehicle. This depends on the possibilities your installation can offer.
It will then automatically reduce or increase charging current provided to your vehicle depending on how much power is still available. If necessary, it will stop charging process so that main fuse is not operated.
You can leave your vehicle peacefully since charging process is automatically optimized by the Smart charging station itself. Without this option, charging power selection has to be done manually by user.
over, this charging station is future ready because it can be connected to Smart Grid so that charging power can be controlled by any external analog signal.
High quality equipment
This charging station is designed and manufactured within the European Union.
All components have been selected for their quality and robustness:
- Ultra resistant, lightweight and flexible cable
- Upper quality electronics and connectors
- Robust metallic box
This charging station is compliant to European requirements and is certified by TÜV institute.
over, all charging stations are tested with care prior to shipping in order to ensure they are working properly. In addition to that, they are equipped with residual current protection so that user protection is maximal.
Cable and box are made in highly resistant material made for external use (sun, rain, etc.) and have IP54 rating. In other words, you can charge your electric vehicle safely.
In ideal conditions, your personal charging station is located in a place that fully belongs to you, even in terms of access.
If this is not the case, we have some solutions in order to make sure your charging station is only used with your consent.
It can be equipped with a unique key in order to lock its box.
A remote controller device can also be added so that you can turn it OFF and ON. The charging station can also be locked with a unique key in order to keep the box closed.
Thanks to that, you can manage the charging station usage the way you want, even in a non-fully private area.
Protection against overheating is also included. It works completely autonomously.
In case overheating is detected by the charging station, it will automatically decrease charging power or even completely stop charging is necessary. When it cools down, charging station will increase back power in order to optimize vehicle charging process.
If you have questions
Electric mobility is still quite recent and new e-drivers have to get familiar with a few terms and practices. Some questions may arise when looking for the most suitable charging solution. Many parameters have to be taken into account like the specifications of the onboard charger of your vehicle as well as the power capabilities at your disposal.
This is why our expert team is at your service to help you find the best solution for your specific case.
Contact us and we will have a close look at your request in order to come up with the most convenient solution for you.
RCD – Integrated residual current circuit breaker
The RCD is already integrated in the charging station, protecting from DC currents 6ma.
Dynamic power control
This option makes the charging station more efficient since it will automatically adapt to the maximum usable current at any time.
Your charger solution is then smarter and more integrated to your own power grid so that it is even more convenient to you. As a matter of fact, you don’t have to think, simply plug you vehicle and leave the charging station doing its job.
You simply need to add a current sensor to the power line the charging station is connected to. This sensor will monitor current getting through the main fuse of this line so that the charging station doesn’t use too much power. This avoids main fuse to shut down the line. For three-phase charging stations, each line has its own current sensor.
It allows to program when the charging station will operate so that you can charge off-peak if you have a two-rate meter.
This allows counting the total quantity of energy charged thanks to the charging station.
Note : When the timer is chosen together with the kWh counter, in the options for this terminal, counter is supplied separately and must be installed in your electrical panel.
This option allows to remotely shutdown power supply to charging station.
Basically, it is an ON/OFF remote switch. Thanks to that remote controller, you can leave your charging station off when you are away. Otherwise, this charging station is always ready to work as soon as you connect a vehicle. This option is useful if your charging station will be located where access is not fully privatized to you.
RFID card, tag
With this option you will be able to restrict the access to your charging station.
5 RFID tags will be delivered to you with the charging station, allowing you to activate the charging process, by sweeping them in the front of the reader. This option is especially interesting when the charging station is installed in an area with public access.
Charging station is delivered with a simple mechanical key, by default.
If you want to have a unique lock and key, you need to select this option.
Smart Charge Control
- Smartphone App managementThis option allows remote monitoring and management of your charging station on a smartphone, a tablet or a computer, via Wi-Fi. The following functions are therefore accessible via a simple browser on your smartphone, tablet or computer:
- Schedule the begging of the charging process
- Change the charging power
- Follow the state of charge in real time
- Choose to charge only with the electricity produced by your photovoltaic system (if you have one)
- Monitor the building’s consumption (combined with the dynamic power management option) and the photovoltaic production, if it exists in your installation
This option adds extra automation since it allows the station to adapt automatically its charging power to the maximum current available in your electrical circuit in real time. This makes your charging solution even smarter and integrated for increased convenience. You don’t have to think about it anymore, just plug in your vehicle and let the charging station take care of the rest. To take advantage of this feature, a current sensor must be installed on the line to which the terminal is connected. The sensor monitors the current flowing through the main circuit breaker of this line to prevent it from cutting off the current. In the three-phase version, each line has its own sensor. The maximum length of the current sensor connection cable is 40m.
With this option, you will enjoy all the benefits of dynamic power management of the charging station combined with a wireless link to the sensor(s) of this device. This option is suitable for installations where the main electrical panel is far from the station or where wiring to the sensors is not possible or desired.
Notes for Renault ZOE:
- This charging station is designed to work also with Renault ZOE (all motor versions are supported).
- Before starting the charging process, the Renault ZOE’s on-board charger system checks if the socket from which you want to charge the car is correctly connected to a good electrical grid, otherwise the ZOE won’t start charging. The charging station connection/grid must have the following characteristics:
- Phase sequence in the charging station connection must be in clockwise rotation (L1-L2-L3). If the wiring of the charging station phase sequence is L3-L2-L1 (counterclockwise) some Zoe versions won’t charge
- The electrical grid behind the charging station must have low impedance (cables with conductor cross sections must have the correct section/thickness)
- Earthing/grounding: earth resistance should be less than 100 Ohm
- The voltage difference between neutral and earth/ground should be very low (if this is a problem it can be solved by experienced electrician in the way neutral and earth are connected together in a wall socket if there is no RCD protection in the building or before RDC protection device if it exists)
- On the grid circuit on which the charging station is connected, any RCD (Ground fault protection) device must be of Type A (30mA) or Type A with added 6mA DC RCD or Type B. Any RCD Type AC (30mA) is not appropriate, because it can be activated by the Renault ZOE’s charging system
- When charging at single phase it is important that the used phase and the neutral are correctly positioned. If they are inverted, it is possible that the Zoe’s charging process doesn’t starts.
- If the power of the charger is set at 6A, it is possible that the charging process doesn’t starts. So if you wish to diminish the power of the charger, you should then not lower it down to 6A but use at least 8A or more.
The electric car charger that always provides the cheapest charging
Whether you’re at home or on the move, have your own PV system or not: the Fronius Wattpilot charges your electric car more flexibly and intelligently than ever before.
The Fronius Wattpilot comes in two versions:
Available in the 11 kW and 22 kW power categories. Just plug it in and let it charge.
Available in the 11 kW and 22 kW power categories. Just plug it in and let it charge.
Both versions offer sustainable charging with solar or green electricity from the grid and help you to slow down climate change a little bit.
It’s about e-mobility that drives us all forward. Fronius Wattpilot. Designed to move.
IT DOESN’T GET CHEAPER THAN THIS: CHARGE USING YOUR OWN SOLAR POWER
As a PV system owner, you’ll already be aware of the environmental and economic advantages of generating your own energy. As the owner of an electric car, you can significantly increase your potential savings with the Fronius Wattpilot. This electric car charger can switch between 1 and 3-phase automatically and regulate its output in 1 ampere steps. This allows it to make optimal use of the surplus PV energy from 1.38 kW to 22 kW and use any surplus energy from your PV system to sustainably charge your vehicle at virtually no cost.
Your benefits: you save while you charge and make optimum use of your PV system so that it pays for itself faster.
TWO CHARGING MODES FOR FLEXIBLE E-MOBILITY
Charge your vehicle to suit your needs. The Fronius Wattpilot offers two charging modes which can be selected directly on the electric car charger or via the Fronius Solar.wattpilot app:
The preferred mode for PV system owners. It ensures that your vehicle is charged – whenever available – with self-generated solar power or the cheapest mains current.
Next Trip Mode is for those who want to reliably charge their electric car to cover a specific journey – a certain number of kilometres – by a specific time. The Fronius Wattpilot reliably and intelligently charges the required amount. If available, surplus PV power from your own PV system is used or the cheapest mains current.
Optimal power distribution – with Dynamic Load Balancing
Whether with excess energy from your photovoltaic system or with power from the grid, Dynamic Load Balancing allows you to use the entire available amount of your household electricity optimally. With one or more installed charging stations, not only can you charge your electric cars at the same time, but also in an energy-optimised manner. The energy required can be controlled and distributed dynamically among up to three vehicles being charged. The advantage for you is that both the performance of your photovoltaic system as well as the energy consumed in the household are taken into account. This saves high connection costs and also effectively prevents overloading at the house connection. And best of all, thanks to Dynamic Load Balancing, you can prioritise precisely and therefore achieve even higher charging power.
The Fronius Wattpilot The electric car charger for at home and on the road. Discover useful functions and features.
Solar.wattpilot app Control the Fronius Wattpilot with ease from your smartphone or tablet. From charging modes to charging power, you always have all the key functions and information to hand and at a glance.
Security control The Fronius Wattpilot can, if required, be secured with an approved RFID chip or card. You can create up to 10 users and read the corresponding charging information, making it secure for use in public spaces.
Visual charging control The LED light indicates the amperage used to charge the electric car. Once all LEDs light up green, the car is fully charged.
Anti-theft protection The Fronius Wattpilot and the type 2 charging cable are valuable items that you should and can protect. The corresponding anti-theft protection is included in the scope of supply – a shackle as protection for the Wattpilot and the locking option for the type 2 charging cable.
Control the Fronius Wattpilot with ease from your smartphone or tablet. From charging modes to charging power, you always have all the key functions and information to hand and at a glance.
The Fronius Wattpilot can, if required, be secured with an approved RFID chip or card. You can create up to 10 users and read the corresponding charging information, making it secure for use in public spaces.
The LED light indicates the amperage used to charge the electric car. Once all LEDs light up green, the car is fully charged.
The Fronius Wattpilot and the type 2 charging cable are valuable items that you should and can protect. The corresponding anti-theft protection is included in the scope of supply – a shackle as protection for the Wattpilot and the locking option for the type 2 charging cable.
SOLAR.WATTPILOT – THE APP FOR THE CHARGER
As flexible as the charging solution itself – control the Fronius Wattpilot with ease from your smartphone or tablet:
- Easy commissioning of the Fronius Wattpilot
- Clear display of all charging data
- Select a charging mode anytime, anywhere
- Change settings with just a click– Software updates made easy
Download now and discover flexible charging!
I use the Fronius Wattpilot to charge our electric cars with surplus energy from the PV system. Charging costs us practically nothing. We can fully charge both vehicles in one weekend and drive them the whole week for free. Fronius Wattpilot controls and manages it all – I think it’s amazing.
Electric car driver and Wattpilot user
THE FRONIUS WATTPILOT AND SUSTAINABILITY
The Fronius Wattpilot is a key part of our product portfolio, enabling 24 hours of sun – for a world which is 100% based on renewable energy, without exception:
- The Wattpilot electric car charger promotes emission-free mobility and helps to slow down climate change
- With your own PV system and the Fronius Wattpilot, electric cars can be charged independently and sustainably
- Adjustable modes enable particularly resource-conserving charging processes.
How to buy and install an EV home charger in your home
Having your own EV home charger is the most convenient and comfortable method of charging an electric vehicle. But what are the things that you need to consider when purchasing and installing your own charging station? Are there any available government rebates? And what are the features that you shouldn’t do without? We will navigate these questions and explain them in this guide.
Before purchasing an electric vehicle, everyone should also think about the available charging infrastructure. In many places, there is still room for improvement, and it’s not particularly Smart to rely exclusively on publicly available charging stations in the first place. Therefore, it is advisable to think about installing an EV home charger right smack in the comfort of your own home.
You’ll be able to see an overview of the steps you should take when getting your own private EV charger below. Don’t panic, there are only a handful of points you need to consider, so let’s get right to it!
- Why buy an EV home charger in the first place?
- Things to consider before buying an EV home charger
- Legal requirements
- Spatial and installation requirements
- EV home charger cost and installation
- Is the purchase subsidized?
- EV home charger functions
- Recommended EV home chargers
Why buy a EV home charger in the first place?
This question may sound strange to you, but in fact, many people first think about charging their electric car simply by using a normal power outlet and the portable charger that typically comes with your shiny new electric car. But is that a good idea? Short answer: No! Charging will be dreadfully slow at around 10 miles of range per hour, depending on the efficiency of your electric car, of course.
Those portable chargers that will typically come with your electric car charge at 120 volts and are called Level 1 chargers. It will take somewhere between 10 and 20 hours to fully charge your car. That may be fine if your daily commute consists of short trips to the local Costco. If you regularly drive more than around 30 miles on a single day, you’ll want to get a so-called Level 2 charger.
Level 2 chargers double the voltage to 240 volts and charge up to eight times faster than your average Level 1 charger. In any case, they are fast enough to replenish your battery overnight. The disadvantage: Those chargers come either with the same 240-volt 14-50 plug that you’ll find on dryers and other major home appliances – or they need to be hard wired by an electrician. Unless you have a 14-50 power outlet at the right position, you’ll need to pay a professional electrician in any case.
Everything included, the typical cost ranges between 400 and 4500 for a Level 2 EV home charger including the hardware and installation.
Overall the advantages of having your own Level 2 charger generally outweigh the cost:
- You can charge your car at any time because you alone use the EV home charger.
- You save yourself the hassle of searching for public charging points.
- The charging power between your e-vehicle and your EV home charger is automatically regulated.
- If the EV home charger has a backend, you can bill your employer for the charged electricity of a company car.
Things to consider before purchasing an EV home charger
In contrast to other technical devices, you must first make sure that you are authorized to install the EV home charger on your premises.
Homeowners have an easier time doing so because they don’t have to go to a landlord for permission. In the comfort of your own house, you simply install the EV home charger anywhere you want. Depending on the power line leading to your house, you’ll be able to install a more capable EV charger in your home. Modern houses are typically wired with 200-amp lines.
However, if you are renting or own an apartment in an apartment building, you must first obtain permission from the landlord or at the owners’ meeting. In principle, however, the right to charge applies, even for tenants. Depending on the state you live in, the laws may differ. It’s best to do some quick research by searching for right to charge [your state] and get together with the other tenants that live in your apartment building to approach the landlord together.
If your landlord gives you the green light, you’ll have to all decide together on a system that ticks all the boxes. Smart chargers with Dynamic Load Balancing for example will ensure there’s always enough power for all flats in the building. And most advanced Smart chargers also feature touchscreens that allow for a precise individual billing of the tenants depending on how much electricity they used.
It is also logical that the spatial requirements must be fulfilled. In other words, you should ideally have a parking space that is somewhat protected from the weather, which will most likely require a garage or carport. Also you should ensure that the cable length is suitable and that you don’t run the risk of creating a tripping hazard with the cable. Speaking of cables: Clarify in advance whether you need a Type 1 or Type 2 charging cable. In the States, Type 1 is the dominant cable.
Purchasing the EV charger
As with any purchase, the price plays a role, of course. In case of the EV home charger, the investment is composed of several items – and several questions arise: Is there a government rebate that you can take advantage of? Will you or the landlord pay? Do you have a photovoltaic system? How much will the installation itself cost? You should bear all these in mind in addition to the purchase price of the hardware.
Cost of the EV charger and its installation
First of all, you’ll want to figure out what the hardware itself costs. This depends on the manufacturer and the range of functions and starts from 500 thereabouts. The more advanced and Smart chargers for individual use will cost around 1,500, although there are also some more expensive variants. We’ll get to the bit about installation by an electrician in greater detail later. As a rule of thumb, you should also be prepared to set aside another 500 to 1500 for installation depending on your individual prerequisites.
When you’re shopping for an EV charger, be sure to see if you can take advantage of any offers from your power providers or get installation bundles. My dear colleague Camila, for instance, has recently received a deal that offers a sizeable hardware bonus for the EV home charger. Having determined the cost would certainly provide you with a degree of certainty and prevents an electrician from charging you a hefty surcharge later on.
Are there government rebates?
Yes – and no. Or maybe. We recommend you have a look at Veloz’ website and enter your location details. The website will then give you an overview over different types of electric chargers and the government rebates you can expect in your region. Also Veloz’s comparison tool shows you estimated installation depending on the type of EV home charger you selected. Be aware though that those installation costs are only estimates and depend on the setup of your home.
If you’re wondering: Veloz is a non-profit organisation dedicating itself to making the transition to electric mobility smoother and has some great tools on their website.
EV home charger performance and functions
The range of functions and charging power also determine the price of your EV home charger. You may easily be able to get by with an EV home charger that delivers 3.7 kW for your electric car and fulfills your charging needs. But also bear in mind that an EV home charger is a long-term investment and that you might need more charging power for your next car.
Higher performance does not necessarily mean a significantly higher price. The JuiceBox 40 Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station comes with Wi-Fi connectivity and can be had for just 699. It optionally also features a 240-volts 14-50 plug – if you have a connector available in your home, you’re good to go without hiring an electrician. If not, you can opt for the hardwired version and let a specialist take over the installation.
JuiceBox EV Charging Station
Die stärkere Variante des go-eCharger mit 22 kW
One tip when it comes to features: Don’t pay for a cornucopia of features that you don’t need. Before purchasing, consider for example whether you want to settle your costs with your employer or the tax office in case of a business-used EV home charger. Also ask yourself if you want to retain control via app or an additional display? Do you want to integrate the EV home charger into the photovoltaic system or restrict access via an RFID card? Do bear all these factors in mind before you drop some serious coin for an EV home charger.
Recommended EV home chargers
We have not been able to test any EV home chargers for ourselves, so we are not in a position to draw up our own list of the best. But we can at least look around at what those who dabble with them and their respective recommendations.
For instance, the JuiceBox 40 Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station has garnered a 4.5-star rating from over a thousand reviews, and offers voice control via Alexa to boot. Not only is it relatively affordable, it also charges your electric car safely, quickly and reliably.
If you prefer, you can also use the time switch feature via the very well-designed app. This is practical if you want to take advantage of a cheaper night-time electricity rate.
JuiceBox EV Charging Station
Der Testsieger mit 11 kW Ladeleistung
Other recommended EV home chargers:
Boasting a compact design, it offers powerful performance and is outdoor-ready. The NEMA 14-40 plug is included and comes with Type 4 rating for water protection. It supports 240-volt Level 2 EV charging. Both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity are included in addition to an app.
At this price, you get a IP66-rated waterproof Level 2 EV home charger! This all-weather unit comes with an LCD display that tells you exactly how much and what speed you are charging at. It comes with a 25-foot cable which should be adequate for most people. Talk about a bargain!
Installing the EV home charger
With the actual installation process, you actually have terribly little to do. In the easiest case, your home has a 14-50 power outlet at the right spot. Hence you can just buy a charger that comes with a compatible plug, hang it to the wall and plug it in.
In any other case, you should leave the installation to qualified electricians and professionals! We have already mentioned the installation costs above – while in many cases you can get a bundle that includes the hardware and the installation, it may be cheaper to hire an electrician on your own.
If possible, you should arrange for a prior visit for the electrician to check out the on-site conditions. The professional has a different view when it comes to different points which must be taken into consideration. Through this preliminary check, the electrician can put forward the overall cost in a more detailed manner. Among other things, these are based on how complicated the installation process is, whether one needs to break down a wall, the distance from the power connection to the EV home charger, and a slew of other factors.
With that, we’re done and hopefully you’re a little wiser about installing a EV home charger for your e-car now. Have you already had experience with your own EV charger? Let us know in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев!
Top Tips to help you choose the right EV Charging Station for your Home
For those new to electric vehicles it can be confusuing to understand what your options are for EV charging at home. In this blog post we break down how vehicles charge, what your charging options are, and how to best get the right EV charging solution installed in your home. Our aim at EVSE is to help EV drivers to Charge Faster and Driver further.
Your Electric Vehicle Home Charging Rate
Not all electric cars are built the exact same way. The rate at which your battery can charge is based both on the vehicles onboard charger, which converts AC to DC current, as well as on the rate of the external charging station
The Charging Speed/ Charging Rate of your electric vehicle indicates the maximum amount of Power that can be transferred from the Charger to the vehicle’s battery during the Charging Process.
On the current EV market, regular charging rates are 3.6 kW, 7.2 kW, 11kW, 16.5kW or 22kW.
For example, – A Mitsubishi Outlander Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) only takes 3.6 kW as its maximum charging rate. It means that even this car is plugged in a 7.2 kW or 22kW charger, it can still get charged at 3.6 kW. Therefore, a faster AC charger will not help boost your charging time.
– In another case, a Hyundai IONIQ electric vehicle offers a charging rate of 7.2kW. If the car is plugged into a 3.6kW charger, it will take 7.45 hours to charge the car’s battery from empty to full. However, if the car is plugged into a 7.2kW charger, it only takes 4-hours to fully charge the car’s battery. Because of the Hyundai IONIQ electric vehicles onboard charging rate of 7.2kW, plugging the car into a 22kW charger would still result in 4-hours of charging time.
If you are not sure what your vehicle’s charging rate is, or you’d simply like to learn more about your options you can always check this figure by visiting the EVSE Car guide: https://evse.com.au/car-guide/
Your Home EV Charging Options
There are multiple EV chargers on the market. However, there are 2 main charger’s streams:
These chargers are very simple. All you need to do is plug in the charger to your standard household socket outlet and then, your charger is ready. At EVSE we do recommend that you have your electrician inspect the circuit you plan to run the Portable EV Charger on, and ensure that it is dedicated to EV charging to avoid overload.
All you need to do is plug these EV chargers into the household socket outlet to start charging your vehicle. These chargers come with tethered charging cable and charging Plug, simply choose either a Type 1 or Type 2 to suit your electric vehicle.
Besides the standard 10A models, some portable EV chargers can deliver up to 15A, 3.6kW power to charge your electric vehicle. For these models, you need an electrician or specialist to come and upgrade your socket outlet, from a 10A unit to a 15A unit.
These are the top Portable EV chargers on the market. These chargers utilise 3 phase power to charge your electric vehicles. Therefore, these chargers can shorten your charging time significantly., To use these chargers, you must have a 3-Phase power supply and also, a 3phase socket outlet must be installed by an electrician at your charging point.
Type 1 Portable EV Charging Station
Level 2 chargers are those dedicated charging units that will be installed permanently to the AC supply network (mains) with a dedicated electrical protecting circuit/device. These chargers require a specialist/ electrician to install.
Being protected by a dedicated circuit/ device such as RCD/MCB or RCBO, these charging stations operate with much higher safety’s level comparing to Mode 2- Portable chargers.
There are 4 typical power’s configurations that you can choose for your vehicles:
For a Level 2 Home Electric vehicle charging station, you also have the option to choose a Standard Unit or an Intelligent Units, which has more advanced functionality and can be monitored and controlled via the latest Software.
Electric Vehicle Home Charging Station Installation
For your safety, all installations of EV charging stations must be performed by a qualified Electrician to ensure the EV charger is installed to the current Australian standards (AS3000).
EVSE has an extensive network of Electricians across Australia who have been trained and certified to ensure they install your EV charging station to the highest standard.
Following are some general works that should be performed by our Electricians:
– Assess the Site’s Power Capacity
– Assess the Site’s existing Load at the property
– Recommend suitable chargers
– Install protection circuit for the charger
– Run cables from AC Power source to the charger
– Test the final charging station.
For more information get in touch with the expert team at EVSE Australia, who have the most experience in the market at delivering safe, cost effect EV charging stations for homes across Australia. Learn more
Home EV Charging Station being installed