The practical thing about an electric car is that you can charge it at home without having to drive to a public charging station. For home charging you need a so-called charging box. But which charging station is suitable for which electric car? Find out in the blog.
If you want to charge your electric car at the household socket, the charging speed is throttled for safety reasons, because your socket is not designed for such high power. In addition, charging takes much longer than with a wallbox, therefore installing this last one is a great idea. If you want to have one installed, then the supply line must first be checked, because this allows the wallbox to charge at the maximum speed.
The wallbox also offers other functions such as access management, load management and even billing for the electricity is possible.
Helion as charging box partner of Carvolution
Our partner Helion helps you with everything around the installation of a charging box at your home. Helion guides you with different questions to your ideal wallbox that fits your electric car and your charging power. Just click on this link and you will be on the Helion page.
To find your ideal wallbox, you will be asked several questions, such as what make of car your electric car is, how many parking spaces you want to equip with a charging station, what type of building it is, i.e. whether it is an apartment or a single-family house, whether you are an owner or a tenant, whether the parking space is outdoors or in a garage and approximately how long the cable should be. After that, you will be taken to a page with your customized offer.
The use of wallboxes is the safe and convenient solution for fast charging and overall energy management.
How does the charging itself work?
In Switzerland, the type 2 plug is generally used for charging. Once you have connected your electric car to the wallbox, the system recognizes the power it is designed for. In a next step your electric car will be charged. In order not to exceed the maximum of the charging cable, the charger reduces the power if necessary. In a first step, the car draws a constant and as high as possible power. When, at a certain level of filling, the voltage of the battery reaches its maximum value, the second step begins. For the rest of the charge, the voltage is kept constant and the power is continuously reduced until there are no current flows at all, becauseright then the battery of your electric car is full and the charging process is completed.
Your electric car at Carvolution
Now that you know how to charge your electric car at home, are you toying with the idea of driving one yourself? At Carvolution, you'll find a wide selection of e-cars in an all-inclusive package, whetever they are small cars, SUVs or sedans. Have you already found your dream car?