Types of EV Chargers
As you can imagine, there are many different types of EV chargers available to install at home or work. Typically, work charging points are more powerful than home ones because they have dual sockets to charge multiple cars at once. But, even with home charging points, you have differences between the makes and models. The power (kW) of the charger is a key thing to look at – the more power it produces, the faster it can charge your car.
As such, electric car charging points are normally split into one of three categories:
Each one relates to the power output, but they will also have a set of connectors that are designed for high or lower power use. Here’s a look at the connectors each charging point will use:
- Rapid – CHADeMO, CCS, Type 2
- Fast – Type 2, Type 1, Commando
- Slow – 3-Pin, Type 1, Type 2, Commando
The type of connector you need will depend on what your car is capable of. You should know this based on the driver’s manual provided by the manufacturer. If you’re unsure, just give us a call and tell us the make and model of your car and we’ll help you figure out what type of EV charger is right for you.