How to buy and install a suitable EV Charger, part one
Electric cars are similar to gasoline cars, with space for more than four passengers, a range of several hundred miles, and exemplary safety. Still, besides these similarities, there is also a big difference: charging with a plug versus refuelling from a pump. We’ve all hit the petrol in our car when it takes five to ten minutes. But electric vehicles take longer to recharge, and the number of EV Charger stations is much less than public gas stations, affecting fuel reuse time.
This article will give you more information about buying, installing and using a suitable electric car charger. With this information, you will find that the unique aspects of electric vehicles are not automatic disqualifiers.
Clearing the misconception about the distance, you can travel by EV, anxiety.
With gas cars, most owners drive until they run out of fuel because petrol stations are everywhere and you can reach them quickly. But charging from empty to complete is not something that EV owners can do rapidly. They charge their car every night, and as long as their vehicle is plugged in by morning, they don’t have to worry about driving through the day and running out of charge. Some use a public charger, meaning you must wait in the car.
If the EV is your second car, its range and charging time may be less of a problem. If an electric car is your only vehicle for long summer trips or vacations, you can do what owners of gas-powered compact sedans might do: either rent an SUV for that two-week vacation or find a hotel with an on-site EV charger.
Some people’s problems with EV charging are solved in different ways. Electric vehicles have additional charging capabilities and requirements, and each owner has their driving needs.
Here’s a look at the critical aspects of choosing the right charging equipment, installing it correctly, and best practices for using EV charging equipment at home.
Popular sizes of 240-volt chargers offer 16, 32, 40, or 48 amps. They charge a smaller battery (60 kWh) in 5.5 to 16 hours and a larger 100 kWh battery in 9 to 26.5 hours. You can use 120V 12A chargers to keep your car charged for 43 to 72 hours. Car manufacturers can charge some cables with a voltage of 240 volts. Note that the wires are all coiled and hanging. Lines left on the ground will fail sooner or later.
Do you need to buy an EV charger if charging is free?
Every electric car comes standard with a portable charger (this thick cable connects to the outlet, and the vehicle acts as a charger). Each manufacturer offers a different unit with different levels of charging capabilities. Sometimes, a manufacturer even offers various standard-setting equipment for its two electric vehicle models.
Some of these offered chargers are powerful and can fully charge your electric car overnight. These chargers are called Level 2 because they must be plugged into a 240V outlet.
Note: For level 2, consider the 240V level.
PHEVs have smaller batteries than battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). PHEVs have batteries of 5 to 20-kilowatt hours (kWh). Pure EVs are more like 60-100 kWh. Some standard EV manufacturer-supplied chargers plug into a regular 120-volt household outlet and slowly deliver power to the vehicle.
KCS Group has years of experience in installing home EV chargers. The experts of this company can suggest to you the best brand of EV charger and the best place to install it.
Is the charger supplied by the car manufacturer sufficient for BEV?
The critical point to determining the standard charger suitable for your car is whether this charger can fully charge your electric car battery overnight. If yes, you don’t need to buy another charger. Remember, if the supplied charger is a 240V Level 2 unit, you will need to install and plug the charger into a 240V outlet in your garage or wherever you plan to charge the vehicle. To install this outlet, you must work with a reputable company. KCS Group Company uses skilled experts to install your EV charger and guarantees that your charger outlet will be installed safely.