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What are the three types of EV charging?

Many people have a great fear of owning an EV and consider it confusing, because of their thinking about the way to charge it, the fear of running out of battery and not finding a charging station, in addition to the long charging time.

But the truth is that's wrong, charging electric vehicles is much easier and simpler than you think, and it becomes easier and easier with the passage of time and the kind and development that the industry is witnessing.

It's true that it still takes a bit more planning compared to cars with an internal combustion engine, especially on long trips, but with the development of the charging network and the increase in the range of the car battery, you are less likely to get into difficult situations.

What are the ways to charge EVs?

There are three ways to charge your electric vehicle, whether at home, at work, or using a public charging point, whether at a service station or on the road.  In addition to many other public places such as hotels and shopping centers.

You will not find it difficult to find these chargers in most cases because most electric vehicles are via satellite, which facilitates access to these sites linked to maps.


What are the three types of EV charging?

There are three types of EV charging: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. Level 1 charging is the slowest but also the most common, it uses a standard 120-volt outlet.


Type NO.1: Level 1

Level 1 charging stations use Level 1 chargers. Today, it is difficult to find Level 1 charging stations in a commercial environment, as they will soon be replaced by Level 2 and 3 charging stations.

Since Level 1 charging stations are notoriously slow, more and more EV drivers are opting for Level 2 or 3 charging stations - especially on roads where charging times are important. This in turn has prompted charger manufacturers and companies to install more Level 2 and Level 3 charging stations.

Level 1 charger also known as a trickle charger, offers the lowest range-per-hour charging specification, offering a range of 3 to 5 miles per hour. However, Level 1 chargers are ideal for hybrid vehicles, non-daily drivers, or drivers who only drive their EV about 40 miles a day.


Type NO.2: Level 2

Level 2 charging is faster than Level 1 and can be done at home or at public charging stations. All you need is a charger that plugs into your car's port. it’s also a bit faster and uses a 240-volt outlet.

Charge level 2 is the most commonly used charge level for the daily charging of electric vehicles. It can be installed in homes, workplaces, and public places such as shopping malls and train stations. It can achieve a range of 12 to 80 miles per hour, depending on the power output of the Level 2 charger and the vehicle's maximum charge rate.


Type NO.3: Level 3

Level 3 charging is the fastest and uses a 480-volt outlet. This type of charger is best for people who need to charge their vehicles quickly.

This level enables the battery to be charged at a rate of 75 - 1200 miles per hour. However, this type of fast charging requires advanced infrastructure that is often not found in residential areas.

Moreover, such fast charging can cost tens of thousands of dollars, so even if your residence has a 400-volt electricity service, it will likely cost more to install the charger than your electric vehicle.

This DC fast charging is the "first" of three faster ways to charge electric vehicles, restoring a car's battery to 80% of its capacity in 30 minutes, and allowing the vehicle to travel a range of 120km.


Summary

There are three types of charging: slow, fast, and rapid. Slow charging is the type that you're probably most familiar with—it's when you plug your car into an outlet in your home and it charges overnight.

Fast charging is a little more advanced. It usually takes place at places like rest stops or gas stations, and it gives your car a full charge in just a few hours. Rapid charging is the fastest type of charging, and it can give your car a full charge in as little as 30 minutes.

So which one is right for you? It really depends on your needs and what you're using your car for. If you're mostly using your car for short trips around town, then a slow charger might be all you need. But if you're taking long road trips, then you'll probably want to invest in a fast or rapid charger. Here at BESEN and as a professional EVSE manufacturer, we provide you with all types of EV chargers. 

We focus on providing customers with safer, more efficient, and more stable professional charging equipment, thanks to our long experience in this field and the great development and research that we do. For EV chargers, we offer three types: Basic EV Chargers, App EV chargers, and RFID EV Chargers.



BASIC EV CHARGER: This type is easy to use as you can start or stop charging by simply pressing a button.  It also has an LCD screen on the front where you can see the charging data in real-time. It has two connection modes, Mode A and Mode C, and the operating voltage ranges from 110V to 400V.  It is suitable for home use as it can be installed on the wall or used with a pole.


APP EV CHARGER: This type is more advanced as you can adjust the charging parameters directly through the app that supports both iOS and Android systems.  This is by connecting this app wallbox to the device via Bluetooth.

In addition, it is equipped with a complete protection mechanism and can be used in any outdoor environment, and the operating voltage ranges from 110V to 400V.


RFID EV CHARGER: it can effectively prevent unauthorized personnel from using the charging equipment. It is divided into on/off version and billing version as its simple operation and management of billing version takes only 1 minute to learn. It has two modes of connection, mode A and mode C. The operating voltage ranges from 110 to 400 volts. This type is suitable for use in companies and small paid parking lots. You can install it on the wall or use it with the pole, the installation is easy and convenient.


Electric vehicles are the future of transportation. They are more environmentally friendly and sustainable than cars that run on fossil fuels. The only problem is that these vehicles have a limited range and need to be changed often. There are many different types of EV charging systems, so it can be hard to know which one is best for you. After reading this article you should have a better understanding of what an EV charging system is and how it works. You will also know about the different types of EV charging systems, their pros and cons, and which one might be best for your needs.


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