If you have bought your first electric vehicle, how do you decide on the best EV charging solution for your needs. Here we will look at the different charging solutions available for charging your EV to help you along the way.

In our experience anyone with an EV will most certainly want to be charging their vehicle at home as much as you can. This is not only more convenient, but it is often also cheaper.

When you are looking at a charging solution for your EV there are three things to consider mainly.

These are the output of the household circuit you are connecting to, the output of the EV charger and the rate of charging that your vehicle itself can handle.

What are the different types of EV chargers?

EV Chargers are divided into three tiers. Level 1 and Level to are 120 Volt and 240 volt electricity and this is how your house is wired. The next level is 3 which is DC- fast charging which is 400 to 800 volts which is available only at a dedicated EV charging point.

What is the difference between level 1, 2 and 3 charging?

The difference between the levels in charging is the charging speed. Level 1 is the slowest charging speed which would take a few days to fully charge your vehicle. Level 2 is the charge level mainly used for in home charging which can charge your EV overnight. Level 3 is the fastest charging point which can top your charge in as little as half an hour.

When choosing the right charging solution for your needs you will need to ensure that you read your EV vehicle manual fully to determine the correct level of charge for your vehicle is used.

Charging solutions for home ev charging vary and it is always in your best interest to speak to the experts such as us here at CJ Electrical. We can provide you with impartial advice and make sure that the right charging solution is installed for you and your vehicle. Contact us today for a friendly informal chat about how we can help you.