Charging Cables for your Electric Vehicle
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EV Equipment supplies quality electric vehicle equipment, for the charging of your electric vehicle. We sell Leads, chargers, portable electric car chargers, sockets and charging points. Our chargers and leads are made to use in both domestic and public environments.
We provide equipment from 16amp Single Phase to 32amp Three Phase chargers. Please check the charging capabilities of your vehicle as some may have had an optional on-board charging upgrade from the manufacturer. In any case if you have purchased a higher amp cable this will always work on a lower amp outlet.
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Charging cable advice
At EV Equipment we aim to provide you the best service and price for your Electric Vehicle Equipment. We offer help and advice on different Charging cables, chargers and accessories for all brands of Hybrid, Electric and PHEV vehicles. Our products are covered by a 12 month warranty in the event of faulty goods, and will supply a quick replacement. Chargers and cables/leads come in various lengths and amps to best suit your needs. Take a look at the electric car charging FAQ’s
Start your day on a full charge
Fully charging your car at home will be enough to meet the needs of your daily commute. Electric vehicles can now reach 330 miles on a single charge this is enough to go from London to Edinburgh.
Charging stations are popping up all over the place – Take a look at the Electric car charging map.
Shell has now introduced EV charging locations throughout the UK
Electric Vehicle Chargers
An electric vehicle charging station, commonly referred to as an EV charging station, charging point, electric recharging point, or simply put an Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) is a device inside of a car that supplies electric energy that recharges your electric vehicles. Common types of electric vehicles include plug-in hybrids, electric cars and neighbourhood electric vehicles.
Whether you are at home or at work, there are electric cars that come with converters on board, which allow you to make use of an existing electric car charging cable to plug into a normal electrical outlet or in some cases a high-capacity appliance outlet. There are some electric cars that require the use of a charging station to provide monitoring, electrical conversion and provide safety.
Electric vehicle chargers are also required when you are on the go, and you can come across electric chargers that offer support and charge at high current and voltages than those obtainable at home.
You can find public electric car charging stations on certain street facilities which are powered by electric utility companies. All you need is a charging cable for electric car to plug into this facility to charge your electric car. These public electric car stations are mainly found at restaurants, parking lots, and retail shopping centres.
There are several ways to charge your electric car, you can decide to make use of a 3-pin socket in your house, or install a charging box outside your garage or you could make use of one of the public charging station available all over the place. To charge an electric vehicle you need to make use of different connectors and plugs to transfer electricity from the electric grid to your batteries.
Having an idea of the type of cable and connector your car needs is very important, almost as important as knowing the right charging speed for your vehicle. One of the most frequently asked questions, is the type of connector that would be required to charge your vehicle. In most cases, electric vehicle manufacturers make use of connectors and speed that works well with their car batteries. This has led to different standards of car plugs. Recent regulation requires that all newly built charging station should have a Type 2 connector.
It is also important to stress that not all electric car comes with a standard Type 2 cable, you might need to get a separate cable to allow you connect your car to different type of charging points. Below are a list of connectors that can be used to charge electric cars.
- Home socket: your regular 3 pin socket. Maximum current that can be drawn is 3kW
- Type 1: single-phase plug. Maximum charging speed is 7.4kW
- Type 2: agreed standard connector
- Commando: features in vehicles like the Ford Focus EV
- CCS: fast charging DC connector. It has a maximum charging capacity of 50kW
- CHAdeMO: Japanese solution to fast DC charging. Used in Japanese vehicles like Nissan, Toyota, and the likes.