What is a EV home charging station, and should you get one?
Find out exactly what a home charging station is and why a home charging station is better than a portable car charger.
A home charging station is a dedicated ‘appliance’ which is connected directly into your home electric supply, a better option to an alternative charging solution of a portable charger which plugs into a domestic 10amp/240-volt outlet.
Charging stations are installed by an electrician and are mounted in the home- often a garage. Charging stations are not portable, therefore need to be installed where you park your car.
Charging stations offer a range of advanced features which improve the charging experience, inaccessible to users of portable chargers. The greatest advantage of upgrading from a portable charger to a home charger is the speed advancement.
Our home EV chargers provide 7kW power for single phase homes and 22kW for three phase homes whereas a standard portable charger will provide 2kW energy. Home charging stations will charge an EV much faster, so you don’t have to worry about the charge level of your electric vehicle in the morning.
Installing a reliable charging station will not increase your electricity bill. Your car will be drawing the same amount of energy but with a more efficient energy supply in a shorter time span. With a fast and reliable home charger, you will have less usage of paid public chargers and save money in the long run.
Charging stations are built to last, the highly rated casing of all our chargers will allow you to choose where to install- covered or outside and universal sockets will ensure your charger will last as you upgrade your EV.
Universal sockets do not have the charging cable tethered to the station therefore can be switched easily. Installing of a station now will future-proof your home as EV chargers become more popular and the technology advances.
Although a charging station requires installation by an electrician, Ocular chargers are specially designed to make this process as fast and simple enough for the electricians to get back to charging your EV sooner. You can speak to your local electrician about obtaining a Ocular charger for your home or through one of our suppliers.
If you are considering installing an EV charger for your home, You can speak to us or look through our website for more information.