We’ve all seen and driven gasoline-powered vehicles since we were children. Electric vehicles are now possible to drive thanks to technical advancements. They have a number of advantages. One of the major advantages of driving an electric vehicle is that it does not require refueling. In a way, it is powered by a battery, which must be charged, much like our mobile phones and other electronic devices.
The electric car is the automobile industry’s fastest-growing category. Advanced technology, customer desire to reduce carbon footprints, and government policy incentives have all contributed to the growth of the electric vehicle industry in recent years. EVs also minimize emissions that contribute to climate change and pollution, enhancing public health and minimizing environmental harm.
Level-1 charging stations
The voltage for Level 1 electric car charging is 120 volts. Every electric car comes with the necessary hardware, which consists of a cord with an attached control box. Simply connect into a three-principle (grounded) electrical outlet. Depending on the capacity of the vehicle’s batteries, this charging method takes 16 to 20 hours to completely charge them. The benefit of this charging method is that it does not necessitate the inclusion of any additional hardware.
Level-2 charging stations
240 volts is the standard for Level 2 charging for electric cars. This form of charging necessitates the use of additional hardware. When a client buys an electric car, certain manufacturers will install an AC wall-box charger at their house and, in some circumstances, at their workplace, either for free or at a reduced cost, to enable level 2 charging. An electric car may be fully charged in as little as 6 hours or a little more with this method, depending on the battery capacity.
Top five factors to consider while installing EV charger
Safety: a first priority of EV charging stations
Electric Charging Station is high-power, high-amperage electrical equipment that ranges from 32 to 63 amps (AC Chargers). When shopping for electric vehicle chargers, seek for ones that include a Ground Fault Interrupt function, automated plug-out detection and power termination, and conformity to international safety requirements such as UL certifications or CEA safety standards.
When purchasing and installing charging stations, make sure the product allows for interoperability between charging stations and the cloud network (which makes these stations “smart”), as well as communication between networks. The Open Charge Alliance establishes these standards on a global scale. There are presently just a handful of Open Charge Alliance-certified enterprises in India.
Location, location, location
You should find a site for your EV charging stations that have a strong GPRS (data) connection. Stations should be easily accessible, with parking available in a variety of locations. Charge station cables are typically 4-5 meters long; keep this in mind when designing your installation. An ideal installation height for wall-mounted devices is about 120 cm.
Electric vehicles are becoming more popular with each passing year, and the trend is certain to continue. The electric vehicle revolution has arrived, and while it is thrilling, it is still in its early stages, which means that the need for both public charging stations and private charging stations will continue to expand in the future.
When determining your future electrical capacity requirements, it’s critical to account this growth potential. The number of charging stations may be readily extended later with the correct foundation.