Residential EV Installation

Everything you need to know about home charging stations.

Residential charging stations are safe, convenient and easy-to-use, allowing you to charge your EV at home whilst you eat, play, and sleep.

Plug your EV in when you get home, start charging sessions via your smartphone or schedule charging for a certain time of day, and be ready-to-go in the morning.

Residential charging stations for electric vehicles enable you to charge your EV from the comfort of your own home.

Realize your sustainability goals

Be a role model for sustainability in your community, reduce your overall carbon footprint, and drive change forward with an EV charging station at your home.  

EV Charging Australia offers a widde range of tried and tested EV home chargers to suit any budget. Get in touch with us.

What Should I Consider Before Installing an EV Charger to the home?

So, now that you have finally decided to install your personal EV charger at home, you still need to remember a few things.

– Dedicate a Single Cable Exclusively for the Charging Station.

On top of the charging cable that you have on your car, you should invest in another one that is dedicated to home charging use. It should not be used to power other appliances at your home too. All EV charging stations and wall boxes at home should also pass AS3000 standards.

Correct Cable Measurements.

If the charging current is 16A, pick a cable with a minimum diameter of 2.5mm2. By doing this, the risk of the wire burning is eliminated. Utilise a five-conductor three-phase supply to charge the car with a charging power of 11 to 22 KW.

The cable’s inner diameter is influenced by several variables, including the cable’s length, potential drops, the temperature of the surroundings, and the installation style. Therefore, get the help of a licensed EV specialist to ensure that you select a cable with the correct diameter for your needs.

 Use an RCD or Residual Current Device as a Safety Feature

A residual current device reduces the risk of electric shocks by balancing the current in the live and neutral cables to/from your EV. The imbalance is recognised, and the RCD shuts off the circuit when the residual current travels through the vehicle’s body or the driver to the ground. For complete safety, each charging station must be equipped with its RCD.

A Type B RCD is advised because it can identify both AC and DC currents. For establishing EV charging stations, this RCD type is ideal.

 Install a Separate Residual Current Device (RCBO) for Your EV Home Charger

Another crucial safety tool is the safety switch or RCBO. The RCBO will stop/interrupt the current flow when too many currents flow through the cable (due to overload or short circuit, for example), protecting the circuit. Make sure a RCBO is installed to safeguard the charging station circuit.

For EV charging stations, choose circuit breakers having the C tripping characteristic. The nominal current (current drawn by an electrical device) should line up with the circuit breaker and must not be less than the figure on the label of the charging station.

Lastly, opt to have your EV chargers installed by professionals.

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