Types of EV Charging

There are 4 types of charging available:

Slow: using a standard 13 amp supply.

(10 to 12 hours for full charge) Supplied by single or 3 phase AC.    

Upto – 13amps and via a standard socket outlet to BS1363 and draws approx 10amps

Upto – 16 amps via a standard socket to BS EN 60309 and draws approx 14 to 16amps utilising a simple charging cable with no in-cable control box.

Typical used for everyday use and EV charging.

 

Slow: using a 16amp supply

(6 to 8 hours for full charge) Supplied by single or 3 phase AC.

Upto - 13 amps and via a standard socket outlet to BS1363

Upto – 16/32 amps via a standard socket to BS EN 60309

Mode 2 connectors require a control pin from IEC 61851-1 on the electric vehicle.The supply network side of the cable does not need a control pin and the control function is governed by the control box in the cable.

Typical used for everyday use and EV charging.

 

Fast: uses single or three phase 32 amp supply.

(3 to 4 hours for full charge)

Supplied by single or 3 phase AC 16/32/63 amps and via a dedicated charging socket-outlet or a charging cable tethered to the EV charging equipment.

In both cases, additional conductors are incorporated to the charging cable to allow communications between the EV and charging equipment.

Typical used for charging your EV

63 amps is for Commercial Fleet users and 7.5 tonnes vehicles

 

Rapid: uses a Direct Current supply.

(typically 80% charge in 30 mins)

Either single or 3 phase AC is converted to DC within the vehicle charging equipment and this DC is supplied to the EV via a charging cable tethered to electric vehicle charging equipment.

Due to the fact that DC chargers are designed to work at higher voltages and currents, (typically 500V, 125A) they are not considered suitable for domestic installations.