There aren’t many more satisfying investments than an EV. You save thousands on fuel, drive a sustainable vehicle and never, ever have to stop at a servo again! Instead, charging your EV at home is as simple as plugging your phone into the wall.
Charging stations for home are the way most of us recharge our EV batteries. It’s cheaper than public charging stations, and far more convenient too. So, if you’re in the market for a top quality home charging station, this is what Plusrite are here for! In this post, we’ll guide you through choosing the right EV charger for your home.
What size of battery does your car have?
Car battery sizes are important to keep in mind when installing a charging station for home. This is because each car has a maximum charging rate, which, regardless of how powerful your charger is, the car will only except a certain amount of power. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, for example, has a maximum rate of 3.6kW, so a 7.4kW charger won’t help it charge faster. The Hyundai IONIQ, on the other hand, has a maximum rate of 7.2kW, and will accept the faster rate of a 7kW charger.
Plusrite have the right charger to match your needs and budget. The 7.4kW model is perfect for small and mid-sized cars. The Hyundai IONIQ, for example, can achieve 0-100% battery charge in under 4 hours on a 7.4kW charging station.
The 22kW fast charger uses AC400 3-Phase charging and is ideal for larger vehicles. The Tesla Model S, which has a larger battery than the Leaf, can achieve 0-100% battery charge in about 5 hours on Plusrite’s 22kW charging station.
Plan for the future
Think about the future when installing your EV home charging station. While you may be driving a car with a maximum charging rate of 3.6kW now, it’s likely that your next car will have a 7kW or even a 22kW limit, as fast-charging technology becomes more accessible. So, installing a fast model now saves you from upgrading later.
Benefits of Plusrite EV chargers
High quality EV chargers from Plusrite come with several in-built benefits:
- IP65 waterproofing
Both EV chargers from Plusrite are rated to IP65, making them suitable for outdoor and indoor use.
- Dynamic Load Balancing
Plusrite’s EV chargers feature Dynamic Loading Balancing (DLB). This ensures your power supply can’t be overloaded when using your EV charger. During the day, when appliances are likely in use, your EV charger uses less current. During the night, it uses more.
- Smart phone access
Use an app to monitor charging and battery level, view previous charging records, set maximum monthly charging values and more.
Plusrite EV chargers are quality-built by a team of experts who have honed their craft in lighting and electrical, and have since transferred their skill to wider applications. Get in touch with Plusrite to learn more.
Models of EV home chargers
Plusrite offers single-phase and three-phase EV home charger models as detailed below:
|7.4kW (maximum power), AC240 single-phase AC EV charger.
|22kW (maximum power), AC400, three-phase AC EV charger
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 products, services or stockists, please contact the Plusrite Australia team.