If, 50 years ago, someone said that the future would bring us cars that could essentially be powered by the sun, they’d have got some pretty funny looks. Not only is this possible today, but it’s becoming more and more commonplace here in Australia.
If your home is solar-powered, and you’re thinking of upgrading to an electric vehicle, you’re on the right path to saving thousands of dollars on fuel per year. Investing in an electric vehicle is one of the smartest moves you can make these days, with a rising fuel costs, environmental concerns and a whole heap of government incentives, too.
Today, we’ll focus on the first step to purchasing an EV: installing a good quality charging station at your home or business.
Harnessing the sun’s power
If you’ve already got solar power at your home or business, then installing an EV charger is a logical step. You’re essentially powering your car, or your employee’s cars, for either very little cost or free, depending on the solar output. On average, it takes just 10 solar panels to power a car for over 20,000km per year – staggering numbers that make the decision of installing an EV charger very easy!
Plusrite’s EV chargers
Plusrite are Australia’s experts in lighting and electrical goods. Starting off in the lighting industry, providing high quality lights for residential, industrial and commercial applications, Plusrite have expanded into the EV space, supplying top tier charging stations for home and business use.
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
Benefits of Plusrite EV chargers
High quality EV chargers from Plusrite come with several in-built benefits:
Available in 7.4kW and 22kW options
Plusrite have the right charger to match your needs and budget. The 7k.4W model is perfect for small and mid-sized cars. The Nissan Leaf, for example, can achieve 0-100% battery charge in under 6 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.
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, along with other appliances that use considerable power, such as dishwashers and washing machines. During the day, when these 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.
Use solar power and a Plusrite EV charger to save thousands on fuel bills and do your bit for the environment. Plusrite EV chargers are quality-built by a team of electrical 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.
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.