Convenient Home electric car charger Northampton - a wall box for electric cars makes it possible.

What you need to know about the charging station.

A wall box is the safest, fastest and most convenient way to charge your vehicle at home.

Home electric car charger - Superior EV Charging Solutions.

Our experts have created this short guide for you. For further information on intelligent charging and energy storage solutions, please get in touch with us.

An essential prerequisite for the safe and quick charging of electric cars at home is a separate charging station.

Why invest in a home charging point?

Enjoy optimum safety with domestic electric car chargers

A charging station is required to establish communication with the vehicle to ensure safe charging. This essential requirement for electromobility can only be guaranteed by charging technology that has been installed professionally.

Even if the emergency charging cable in the trunk is tempting, in the long run, one should avoid charging an electric car at an earthed house socket. In many cases, neither the socket itself nor the electrical installation behind it is designed for such a permanent load. Both independent test institutes and car manufacturers, therefore, recommend charging at a dedicated charging point.

Home EV chargers provide faster charging

From the user's point of view, there is another major influencing factor: the charging time. Due to the high charging power of 11 or 22 kW, which is achieved thanks to a three-phase connection, it is possible to charge up to 10 times faster at a charging point than the household socket. "Slow charging", therefore, is a thing of the past and you gain a lot of flexibility in everyday life.

Ensure improved charging efficiency with home car chargers

Domestic or home EV chargers provide a separate charging station, which offers another advantage that many users are not aware of: The higher the charging power, the better its efficiency. This is due to the fact that auxiliary consumers are always active during a charging process, e.g. battery monitoring. The shorter the charging time, the lower the unnecessary power consumption. But the efficiency is also higher because home vehicle chargers consume less energy at higher charging power. A charging station can, therefore, also be financially beneficial.

Factors to keep in mind while buying a home electric car charger.

To choose the best car charger, you need to consider various factors, such as –

Tethered or untethered

A tethered wall box features a charging cable. On the other hand, an untethered home electric car charger comes with only a port in which you need to plug a cable separately. In the former case, you do not need to incur additional costs of a cable. But, in case there’s a new technology or you change cars, untethered car chargers fare well since you only need to pay for a new cable and not the home car charger installation.

OLEV grant

You can be eligible for an OLEV grant of up to £350 for one vehicle to install an OLEV-approved home charging point. So, consider choosing a car charger after inquiring about its eligibility for a grant. Additional criteria for an OLEV grant require you to own an electric or plug-in hybrid car and off-street parking.

Speed of the domestic electric car charger

Lastly, check the speed or output of home EV chargers. The higher this output, the faster your car will charge. To determine how much output is sufficient for you, consider your car-usage requirements. A faster home electric car charger might be more suitable in case you frequently need to use your car for work and other purposes throughout the weekdays and also during weekends.

Please contact our Superior EV Charging Solutions team today for any query. We will find the perfect car charger Northampton solution for you and give you an accurate estimate. You will be surprised by the reasonable prices.