electric car charger – Buying Guide

Find the most competitive electric car charger on the market here at AutoSolar. Chargers for both electric and hybrid cars. Choose the one that best suits you.


electric car charger

In Spain we are still at a time when the technology of electric vehicles is somewhat unknown. Little by little it is gaining importance and that is why you have to know the kinds of electric chargers that there are for electric cars and that are currently available on the market.

For some time now, the automobile industry has been changing and evolving due to different causes that have caused great controversy on this matter: the demonization of diesel, the rigorous measures of the European Union to reduce the limits of gas emissions, the novelties of the protocols aimed at avoiding pollution in major cities, as well as a tough process of electrification of vehicles that seek a single objective: the transformation from the combustion engine to the electric one.

Regarding the electric vehicle, and its current reality, it should be noted that in many countries it has become the goal to be achieved, having established a deadline for combustion mechanics, and specifically regarding the restrictions of these in many cities. To all this, we must add the great ignorance that currently exists about electric cars, LPG, hybrids and CNG; and as a consequence of this, a large part of today’s consumers are particularly confused by this moment of transformation aimed at more sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility.

Types of charger in an electric car

In the first place, in order to correctly understand electric cars, it is important to know how to identify what kinds of charge electric vehicle chargers have , since depending on how quickly the battery recharge time changes, because it is based mainly on the power that has.

Secondly, it should be noted that there are different attributes regarding electric vehicle chargers , and at AutoSolar we work with those that enjoy the best quality, since we do not want you to suffer any type of mishap with your vehicle’s batteries.

– Ultra fast charging . It is characterized in that it is still experimental in electric vehicles on trial with supercapacitor-type batteries. Its charging force is very high and in just over 5-10 minutes full recharge can be achieved.

– Fast charging . In this case, it is a class of charge designed for service stations that offer electric charges, apart from charging stations. They use direct current of up to 600V and 400A, and can achieve 240 kW of power, charging 80% of a battery in a period of 5 to 30 minutes. In the case of alternating current, 500V, up to 250 A and 220 kW, in about 10 minutes it reaches 80% of the load capacity.

– Semi-fast charging . In this case, a single-phase current of 230V, 32A and 8-14 kW is used, for about 1.5 to 3 hours. Although, on the other hand, if a three-phase alternating current of 400V is used, up to 63A and 22-43 kW, the time will be approximately 30 minutes. It is designed for charging points on private, public and semi-public roads.

– Slow loading . In this case, it is usually carried out at low power with domestic Schuko class plugs, in a time of between 6-8 hours with single-phase alternating current at 230 V, 16A and with 3.6 kW of maximum power. An alternative is the use of three-phase alternating current at 400V and 16ª with 11 kW of power and in about 2-3 hours they reach full charge.

– Super slow charge . In this case, it is used when the magnitude of the current is limited to 10A or less, so it does not have a recharge base with protection and correct installation. Its charging time can vary between ten to twelve hours.

Why is an electric car charger needed?

The vast majority of electric vehicle drivers charge their vehicles in a schuko and this requires more than 12 hours to reach full charge; In addition, during the charging of an electric vehicle in a schuko there is no communication between the charger and the car, and that is why the batteries can be damaged. It is for all this that, in any case, we recommend charging using a type 2 charger, since in this case there is continuous communication in the charging process, thus avoiding damage to the vehicle’s batteries.


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