HOME CHARGING EXPLAINED
Home Charging Station
Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular due to their environmental benefits and cost savings on fuel. EV home charging allows you to conveniently and efficiently recharge your electric car at home, just like you would with a smartphone or laptop. Let’s look into why a home EV charger is useful.
Convenience And Savings
Convenience: You can charge your electric car overnight while you sleep, ensuring it’s ready for your daily commute without needing to visit a public charging station.
Cost Savings: Home EV charging is often cheaper per kilowatt-hour compared to public charging stations, resulting in long-term cost savings on fuel.
Time Savings: You can avoid the wait times that can occur at busy public charging stations, making your daily routine more efficient.
Easy To Install At Home
Installing a home EV charger is generally straightforward, and it can be done by a qualified electrician like EVC.
These are the basics of EV charger installations:
Select a Charging Station: Choose an appropriate home EV charger or charge point based on your vehicle’s compatibility and your home’s electrical capacity.
Installation: A licensed electrician will install the charging station, ensuring it’s properly wired to your home’s electrical system. This may involve upgrading your electrical panel if necessary.
Permits: In some areas, you may need permits for the installation. Your electrician can help with this process.
Safety: Safety is a priority. Ensure the installation is done by a professional to meet safety standards and avoid electrical hazards.
Basics of EV Home Charging:
Charging Levels: There are typically two charging levels for home EV chargers: Level 1 (120V) and Level 2 (240V). Level 2 chargers are faster and more common for home installations.
Charging Time: The time it takes to charge your electric car at home depends on the charger’s power and your vehicle’s battery capacity. Level 2 chargers can fully charge most EVs overnight.
Connector Types: Different EVs use different connector types, such as J1772, CCS, or CHAdeMO. Ensure your charging station matches your vehicle’s connector type.
Charging Apps: Many home EV chargers come with smartphone apps that allow you to monitor charging, schedule charging times, and track energy usage.
EV home chargers are relatively easy to install with the help of a qualified electrician, and it offers several advantages over using public charging stations, including savings in time and money.