Level 2 charger for an electric car
What is level 2 charging
Level 2 charging is based on the 240V voltage from the charging station on the road or the voltage of the high rated current plug in your home. The two most popular residential electric vehicle charging stations on the market are Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations. Level 1 charging is usually provided with the vehicle, and its charging speed is much lower than that of a Level 2 charging station.
Benefits of Level 2 EV Chargers
Significant reduction in charging time - Most of the Level 2 chargers are 16 and 40 amps, which also may be referred to as 3.3 kW to 9.6 kW respectively. You will be able to charge the car faster, which gives you more flexibility when using the car. Your car can easily be fully charged overnight or while you are dining or doing some housework.
Reduce electricity bills - You can also save on electricity consumption by charging the vehicle at critical times when electricity demand is low. You can take advantage of lower electricity rates at night, which helps to maximize saving on vehicles that are already energy-efficient.
Level 2 Home Charging Requirement Details
- You have sufficient electrical capacity to handle the EVSE along with these other electric appliances.
- Most plug-in type charging cables use the NEMA 14-50P plug which is the most used standard for Level 2 home Charging.
Having a Level 2 EV charger at home is ideal because most EV owners find that they do most of their charging at home. For example, for people who often drive long distances and don't have the time or opportunity to charge their cars during the day, Level 1 household charging does not work at all. The owner must be upgraded to a Level 2 charging station, especially when the car is fully powered and there is no public charging station in or near the workplace.