Electric Vehicle Charging
Slow, Fast and Rapid EV Charging Points.
Type 1 & Type 2 EV Charging Points
There are 3 main types of EV Charging Point. Slow, Fast and Rapid.
Slow chargers (or trickle chargers) are generally only for emergency charging and can take 12 hours or more to charge the vehicle, they tend to be designed to charge form a normal 13A plug socket and are often not designed to be used day in and day out as it can cause overload to the sockets in your house.
Fast Chargers are the standard for home charging and workplace charging, they can be installed at homes, businesses and other public locations to enable users to charge their vehicles within a only few hours, depending on the vehicle and rating of the charging point. The most common fast charger we install is rated at 7kW which will charge most vehicles from 0-100% within 6-8 hours.
Rapid or Super Chargers are mainly found at Motorway Services and other public locations where super fast charging is necessary during a journey. A typical example is Telsa Super Chargers which can charge the vehicle up to 80% in just 20 minutes.
What Different EV Charging Plugs/Connectors are Available?
There are two main types of plug that are commonly used: Type 1 & Type 2
Type 2 plugs are the most commonly used and we believe the best option, but the type of plug you use depends which vehicle you have
Both types of plug can charge up to 32 amps but the type 2 plug also allows for 3 phase charging if your installation has this option. This enables faster charging in some situations.