Charging stations for electric vehicles from different brands are not similar to each other. According to information from infiniteelectrician.com, there is still no single assembly and design standard common to all manufacturers. The equipment differs both in the installation method, in the type of connector, in power and amperage.
To know which device to choose, you need to decide on the following technical characteristics:
- outlet voltage. To charge car lithium-ion batteries, you can not use a 220/380V household network. It is necessary to install a Nema 14-50 or 6-50 socket at 110/240V;
- power. It can vary from 7.7 to 400 kW at different stations for charging electric vehicles. The higher this indicator is, the less time it takes to charge the batteries;
- current strength. Depending on which car you are charging, you may need a 32, 40 or 64 A device.
Many devices have advanced functionality and are equipped with additional light indicators, LCD displays, wireless communication modules for remote control, etc. Such chargers are more expensive, but they are much more convenient to use. However, in order for a vehicle to always be in running condition, it is enough to take into account the basic parameters and choose the right connector.
To easily switch between different types of connectors, it is worth buying a set of adapters. This will allow you to use stations from different manufacturers and not waste time searching for a suitable cable.