Electric Charging Station: Car Charger for Home and Business
The EV evolution is well under way!
Drivers need affordable, convenient, and compatible options for charging at home, work, or about town. Charging stations at workplaces and public destinations bolster the acceptance of plug-in electric vehicles. EV Cars and Vans
Many EV and PHEV owners will be able to meet their daily driving range requirements by charging overnight with Level 1 EVSE, requiring no additional cost or installation, provided that a power outlet on a dedicated circuit is available near their parking location. For longer commutes, Level 2 charging equipment can be purchased. The most basic Level 2 products have only standard safety features and status lights. More advanced, “smart” Level 2 products have features such as enhanced displays, charging timers, communications capabilities, and keypads. It is best to install the Level 2 equipment recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
Highlights Chicago can inform homeowners or businesses if their location has adequate electrical capacity for vehicle charging.
- Level 1 charging stations use 110V power and provide an EV with 2 to 5 miles per 60 minutes of charging.
- Level 2 charging stations use 240V and can provide an EV with about 10 to 20 miles of charge per every 60 minutes.
- Level 3 chargers are 480V and can completely refuel most Electric vehicles in 30 minutes These units appeal to malls, grocery stores. gas stations, and public buildings.
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Plugs and Connections
- DC Fast Charging: Direct-current (DC) fast charging equipment (480 V AC input) rapid charging along heavy traffic corridors and at public stations. A DC fast charge can add 60 to 80 miles of range to a light-duty PHEV or EV in 30 minutes.
- Inductive Charging: Inductive charging equipment, which uses an electromagnetic field to transfer electricity to an EV without a cord
- Plugs: J1772-compliant Level 1 or Level 2 EVSE or CHAdeMO (Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i) Most modern charging equipment and vehicles have a standard connector and receptacle based on the SAE J1772 standard developed by SAE International. Any vehicle with this plug receptacle should be able to use any J1772-compliant Level 1 or Level 2 EVSE. All major vehicle and charging system manufacturers support this standard in the U.S., which should eliminate drivers’ concerns about whether their vehicle is compatible with the infrastructure. Some currently available plug-in vehicles that are equipped to accept DC fast charging (like the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i) are using the CHAdeMO connector, developed in coordination with Tokyo Electric Power Company.