How do I charge my electric car at home?


It is easy to charge your electric car at home, as all you need is a charging station or a charging cable. Many of us love our homes, and what could then be more fitting than to also charge your car at home. By installing a charging station or connecting your charging cable to a standard socket you can get started right away. However, have in mind that standard sockets are not a good solution for long term use. 

As a leading producer of charging solutions for electric cars, we are constantly in dialogue with many different types of EV users, from those just about to install their first charging station to those who have a decade of EV experience and now want to upgrade. Therefore, we have put together answers to common queries we get from customers.

Can I charge in a standard socket?

Yes, you can charge your electric car in a standard socket with the help of a charging cable. However, this is not recommended as a long-term solution, due to associated risks. As standard sockets are not designed to sustain high power for longer periods of time, the electric infrastructure in the house can overheat and cause a fire. There are solutions that can mitigate this, such as the charging cable Charge Amps Ray, which uses double temperature sensors and ability to manage the power stream, to prevent dangerous overheating.

The best solution for long-term cost-effective charging is to install a charging station in your home. It is helpful to consider standard sockets as a backup solution when you are out and about, or when no other option exists.

What are the benefits of having a charging station at home?

A charging station at home enables you to get into a fully charged car in the morning. You do not have to worry about running out of battery or your economy, as charging at home is the most cost-effective way to charge your electric car.

It is easy to choose and install a charging station for your home. Since it is not the cheapest thing in the world to buy an EV, it could be worth giving it some extra love with a charging station in your home.

How much does it cost to charge your electric car at home?

In general, it is cheaper to own an electric car than a gasoline car. By being able to charge your EV at home you lower the costs even more. Exactly how much it costs to charge your car at home depends on a few different factors.

One of the most important factors is the price of electricity which depends on where you live, the time of year and the time of day. It is also influenced by the deal you have with your energy company. However, it is significantly cheaper to charge your electric car at home than at public charging stations.

The solutions from Charge Amps enables you to charge your EV when the energy costs are the lowest, which often is at night, when the usage from the rest of the house is at a minimum.

How do I install a charging station at home?

A certified electrician should always do the installation of your charging station. But as a buyer you still could choose the charging station you want and choose where you want your charging station to be installed. It is important to choose a charging station that can handle all types of weather and offers smart digital services that makes your everyday life easier. It is also important that you install your charging station in a place that makes charging your car as convenient as possible.

At Charge Amps we are very happy to advice you on your purchase and instalment of a charging station in your home. You also can find the nearest certified installer here.

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