As the number of electric vehicles are starting to increase rapidly on roads in the UK, EV charging points are starting to become more important than ever before.There are three types of EV charging which consist of rapid, fast and slow. This represent the power output, and therefor charging speed, available to the driver charging their EV.
Rapid chargers are divided in two sections, AC and DC. Currently available Rapid AC chargers are rated at 43kw, while rapid DC are usually 50kw. Both of these will typically charge an EV to 80% in around 30 minutes.
Fast chargers cover those with 7kw and 22kw power outputs, which typically charge an EV in 3 to 4 hours.
Slow units (up to 3kw) are best for charging overnight and usually take between 6 and 12 hours for a pure EV, or 2 to 4 hours for a PHEV.
Connectors also vary depending on the amount of charge you have and whether it’s AC or DC. In this case it may be that you are required to buy different cables including a portable charger. This allows you to safely preform a charge at home.
The benefits of EV charging:
- Cheaper to run
- Cheaper to maintain
- Better for the environment
- Easy home charging
- Quiet and quick
- Tax savings and incentives
The INCHAGER vehicle charging unit features:
- Lowest priced full mode 3 charging unit in the UK.
- Lockable enclosure to restrict usage
- Includes overload and fault current protection (RCBO)
- Available in a variety of colours
- Has been certified by the BSI as safe to use in the domestic environment
- Easy to maintain
- IP65 weatherproof
- Corrosion resistant
- UV stabilised
- Incredibly hear-wearing
- CE Certified