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EV Chargers

As more people and businesses switch to electric vehicles, the need for EV charging stations and chargers is increasing. Drivers of electric vehicles don’t only want to be able to charge their vehicle at home. They also want to be able to charge their vehicle at the workplace or at dedicated charging stations while running errands. Given their range, EVs don’t need to be charged daily, but drivers want the convenience of being able to top up their vehicle wherever they happen to be.

If you are now considering installing an EV charger at your business, you’re no doubt wondering what you need to look at. If you’ve already looked at a few EV charging solutions, you would have encountered some terms that make choosing an EV charger a little confusing.

So, let’s explore a few of these terms and what they mean.

EV Plug Types

Just as wall sockets and plugs for electrical appliances differ across the world, so too does the plug type for EV chargers.

The standard in the US and Japan is the Type 1–or J1772–while Europe and the rest of the world, including Australia, have the Type 2–or Mennekes–as the standard. Naturally, you would want to ensure the EV charger you install is the Type 2.

EV Chargers Plug Types Plusrite Australia

Maximum Power Levels

Unless they have a dedicated EV charger installed, most drivers will charge their vehicle at home using an existing, single phase power point. This method is slow, typically adding between 10 and 20km of range per hour plugged in. Dedicated AC EV chargers are either 1-Phase or 3-Phase, with maximum power levels of 7.4KW or 22KW and offering a faster charge than a normal household power point. Depending on the vehicle, these can add 40 to 100km of range per hour of charging. 3-Phase chargers are usually used in industrial settings.

Dynamic Load Balancing

Whether it is installed in a home or at a business, it is highly unlikely that the EV charger will be used in isolation. Normal household or business activities will continue, and this means a constantly varying load on current. EV chargers that include Dynamic Load Balancing (DLB) are highly recommended to ensure the power supply is not overloaded. The DLB will automatically adjust the charging current according to the premises’ idle load quota.

Ingress Protection Rating

Public and commercial charging stations will often be exposed to the elements, including dust and rain. To minimise the impact of these on the lifespan of the EV charger, always look for an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of at least 65. IP65 shows that the charger is dust-tight and water-resistant from all angles. Separate to the IP rating, check too for built-in lightning protection.

Installation

AS/NZS 3000:2018 includes specific requirements covering the installation of EV chargers in both commercial and residential settings. As with any new electrical installation, you should always use certified electricians to install your EV charger. While suppliers of EV chargers don’t offer installation services, reputable suppliers will be able to recommend certified electricians who are also experienced with installing EV chargers as per the required standards.

Now is the right time to consider installing EV chargers at your business, whether operational needs, employee use, or as an added convenience for your customers.

Models

Plusrite EV Charger EV22KWDLBT2

Plusrite EV Charger EV7.4KWDLBT2

We’re here to help.

We know our products inside and out, and we’re always ready to help with new projects. For more information about our EV products, services or stockists, please contact the Plusrite Australia team.

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Mr T
Mr T
I purchased an EV charger from these guys last week. The whole experience has been great! Ross, who I think is the owner/manager was super helpful with product knowledge and tips before and after buying the unit. Highly recommended.
John Allen
John Allen
We visited their office after viewing video of Plusrite car charger. Ross explained how the charger works and showed us the one fitted at his office that he uses for his E car. We needed it for our Renault E tech. Ross was able to recommend an electrician to install and it works beautifully. Ross is happy to spend time with you and his experience with E cars means he has the answers to the questions you will have. Great product, fair price and really good service.
Ravi Krishnan
Ravi Krishnan
Bought the Plusrite Single Phase charger. Fast shipping. Relatively easy installation ( but no install manual). Z Box app. Works well. Response to owner- Yes 3 books . 2 for DLB and 1 for Z-Box. Factory must have missed the installation guide but no issue as easy to work out install. Thanks
Lindsay Wood
Lindsay Wood
Amazing service. After ordering from Michael I expected the lights to take a week to get to Brisbane (like many items I buy from interstate suppliers), but no, these turned up the next business day. Well done.
Olivia Peacock
Olivia Peacock
Ross and the Plusrite team have the knowledge and expertise to get you the best quality products at a very competitive price. Biggest range of products I’ve seen in Australia. Would recommend.
Graeme Robinson
Graeme Robinson
This company sells quality lighting equipment.Very happy with my solar lights.Thank you warren and ross.
Ian Thompson
Ian Thompson
Bought some BLUE LED Garden Solar lights - cheaper price than I could find elsewhere. The people at PLUSRITE were prompt and answered all questions - the products arrived very quickly and all are working great. Highly recommend!
Cece Tee
Cece Tee
Amazing quick delivery! Bought LEDs for chandelier and it looks amazing. Thank you!
Maurice Scalia
Maurice Scalia
Purchased the AU08-DL30W/W/S downlights with romote in October 2020 but only installed 3 weeks ago. They are great lights & the remote & setup are very easy to use. I Installed the new downlights as the existing downlights had power sockets in the ceiling space which meant that I could unplug my old ones & simply plug in the new ones. That was easy apart from having to enlarge the plaster hole size & make good. The amount of overall light & spread is great & the dimming works really well. I intend to buy more of these soon
Lisa Webber
Lisa Webber
We are VERY happy with our new LED solar flood lights. So much so, we ordered a heap more for us and family. It was a simple phone call and the lights were on their way- soooooo excited. Thanks Plurite.

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