What’s New About type 1 and type 2 ev charging?
How to choose an electric car charging station
Choosing a type 1 and type 2 ev charging station is a serious step, the correctness of which will subsequently determine not only comfort, but also the safety of the device, the speed of car charging, the stability of the network (home or corporate), and many more factors.
When looking for a suitable model, it should be borne in mind that they all design for different conditions of placement and use, and also have different purposes. Next, we will try to describe the main types in as much detail as possible to help you make the right choice.
Start, as always, from the beginning. Why you need a type 1 and type 2 ev charging station? Choose from the list below the option that is closest to you, and immediately below it there will be a set of necessary functions and characteristic features.
Charging station for home:
Type of parking:
The car parking is a private, inaccessible to third party. Examples: parking at a private house, at the wall of a townhouse, garage, underground parking with dedicated spaces.
Type of connectors:
It depends on the electric vehicle. Since it is known in advance, the most convenient choice would be an integrated cable that can be hung on the body of the station or on a hook nearby, the pistol connector is simply inserted into the holster mount.
Identification type 1 and type 2 ev charging
It is usually not require, since all possible users are their own – family members, guests, etc. But for underground parks, sometimes customers order stations with RFID identification cards.
When choosing a charging station, you will need to pay attention to the class of protection against dust and moisture (more on them at the end of the article).
Corporate charging type of parking:
Corporate closed parking lots for company cars, closed condominiums, car parks, closed parking lots for employees of the enterprise.
Type of connectors:
It is usually known in advance. A good option is an integrated type 1 and type 2 ev charging with a connect. It is simply hung on a hook, wound around the body of the station or retracted on a retractor (depending on the design). The pistol connector insert into the “holster”.
Identification: according to the situation. Sometimes identification of “friends” require through applications or RFID cards.
Installation: indoor or outdoor. When choosing a charging station, you will need to pay attention to the class of protection against dust and moisture (.
Placement: columns or type 1 and type 2 ev charging
Types of charging station for customers
Type of parking:
Open or closed for customers of roadside cafes, restaurants, service stations, car washes, hotels / motels, shopping centers.
Type of connectors:
Due to the impossibility of accurately predicting what type of charging will need. Type 2 sockets usually uses, since most electric vehicles already have such a cable or adapter to their standard.
Identification from a remote:
It is usually not require, since type 1 and type 2 ev charging an electric vehicle is an accompanying service to the main service. However, sometimes activation is set from a remote control.
Installation: indoor or outdoor. When choosing a charging station, you will need to pay attention to the class of protection against dust and moisture (more on them at the end of the article).
Types of parking and connectors:
Due to the impossibility of accurately predicting what type of type 1 and type 2 ev charging will needs. Type 2 sockets usually uses, since most electric vehicles already have such a cable or adapter to their standard. In addition, there is one caveat with public stations – cables and connectors, as a rule, do not last long due to careless handling.
Installation: indoor or outdoor.
When choosing a type 1 and type 2 ev charging station, you will need to pay attention to the class of protection against dust and moisture (more on them at the end of the article). In this case, the stronger and more secure the better.
RFID cards, client-server, linked to the settlement system (prepaid balance of the charging operator) or payment by cards.
Charging Placements columns
Now that we have managed to understand the main types of type 1 and type 2 ev charging stations and choose the one that best suits our needs, it’s worth talking about such an important thing as power. Charging station power – it is important to understand here that the station itself does not in any way convert the transmitted energy.
It’s just a smart relay socket. Speaking about the power of the station, we are talking about the maximum power .It is able to pass through itself, informing the electric vehicle of the permissible maximum load.
There are only 3 determining factors:
The Maximum powers (voltage, current, number of phases) visible to the installation point. The maximum received power of the on-board type 1 and type 2 ev charging .If you put charging for yourself, then we guessed them – you want “to the maximum”. If for other purposes, a sober calculation of expediency is needed.
Let’s consider them in stages:
Maximum power supplied to the installation point:
Electric vehicles can be very gluttonous and consume quite a lot of power. Because of this, there is always a risk that they will overload your network. To prevent this from happening, the power of the charging station must be equal to or slightly less than the input.
In this case, the protective automation will not turn off the power to the station, and the connection will remain safe. Always be aware of additional consumers that hang on the same line as charging (washing machine, heaters, etc.).
What should do customer at the type 1 and type 2 ev charging stations?
If the owner puts two stations with a maximum power of 7 kW, then at the moment both chargers are turned on at the same time, the network will overload. The “machine” will turn off the line. What to do?
Either installs two 3.5 kW chargers or purchase a type 1 and type 2 ev charging specifically designed to charge two electric vehicles at the same.
Such devices are able to balance the load. While one electric car is charging, the maximum power goes to it alone and charging goes at maximum speed. When the second one is connected, the power is divided in half. The cars are full and the nets are intact.