AC EV Chargers
AC EV Charger
The most common EV chargers on the market are AC charing units."Alternating current" electricity is the type of electricity commonly used in homes and businesses throughout the world. This is also the most common charging method for electric vehicles with a plug. When plugging an electric vehicle into a normal charge point, the power gets converted inside the vehicle, then moves into the car battery. Charging speeds depend on the output power of the chargepoint as well as the convertor’s capabilities to convert the power to DC.
The required power for AC chargers ranges between 16A (3.7 kWh) and 63A (43 kWh).
This charging method is most suitable for parking spots where the car will stay parked for 20 minutes or longer. Due to its lower costs (production, installation and operation) these are the more commonly found chargers. Also, due to these lower costs it is usually much cheaper to charge at AC chargers, making them more popular for general day to day charging.