Types of chargers available in the EV Charging market (slow/fast/medium)


For more than a hundred years now we have been refuelling our cars with Gasoline. The process of refuelling is pretty basic and simple, it is done in about 5 minutes and everyone understands how it is done. However, with electric vehicles the refuelling- charging isn’t very simple and quick. This is because the amount of power required by each and every electric vehicle is different.

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Every vehicle uses a different kind of connector and also different levels of EV charging which determines how long it is going to take to charge an electronic vehicle. There are a variety of charging behaviours, such as charging at home, charging at work and charging on the road. Ultrafast, Rapid, Fast DC and Slow AC charging, all reflect the speeds and power output available to charge the electric vehicles.

Types of Chargers for Electric Vehicles

Slow AC Charger

These types of chargers are generally used for charging your Electric Vehicles at home, in fleet charging locations, multi-dwelling units and in locations where the vehicle has ample time to charge. A minimum of 5 to 8 hours are required to charge the vehicle completely. The vehicle will have to be kept for charging overnight. The converter attached to the charger transforms the AC into DC and then feeds it directly into the battery. These slow AC charging units either have tethered cables or untethered cables.

DC Fast Charger

It is one of the quicker ways to charge an electric vehicle. Within 30 minutes, this type of charger can bring the car battery back to 80% of its capacity. In DC fast charger, it uses the AC/DC inverter, bypassing grid power. The charge is directly injected into the battery to charge the Electric Vehicle.

Rapid Charger

A Rapid Charger charges faster than the DC fast charger but charges slower than the ultrafast charger. In every 15 minutes of charging, the rapid charger will add a range of about 200 kms. When charging the battery, the Rapid Charger will charge the vehicle up to 80% so that the car’s battery life is preserved. For ‘on the go’ charging rapid chargers are used. These come in two versions; AC Rapid Chargers and DC Rapid Chargers. The AC charger offers more power – 43kW but it has to be converted to Dc first to charge the battery. The DC rapid charger charges the vehicle quicker because it can go directly into the battery, there is no need for conversion.

Ultrafast Charger

Ultrafast Chargers have the capability to charge your vehicle at a supersonic speed. You can say that it is an EV equivalent to filling of the internal combustion engine tank. In just over 15 minutes, around 400 km of charge is added to the EV. Ultrafast charging fills only part of the battery, the rest of the battery is charged at a much slower pace. The charge time is adjusted using a software that automatically adjusts charge time based on the “least stressful” charge on the electric vehicle battery for the allowed time.

Who can Lend a Hand?

Do you need help with deciding on which EV charger would suit you best? The help is right here. Go electrical will not only suggest you a charger that would be best for your EV but also is a home & commercial EV charger installer. It is a one-stop shop for all your EV charging solutions. From the financial aspect, space concerns, range; to the battery and charging solutions, they are all you need. Book your appointments today to get an EV charger installed.

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