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Choosing the right type of home charging point

There are three types of electric vehicle ChargePoint: Slow, Fast and Rapid.

Rapid

The fastest way to recharge your car. A rapid ChargePoint provides power at 43kW and typically takes around 30 minutes to charge a vehicle up to 80%.  They are the most expensive to use, but not suitable for all vehicle types. 

Fast

Fast ChargePoints offer speeds between 7kW and 22kW and are ideal when vehicles are parked for a few hours.  

Slow

Slow ChargePoints provide power up to 3kW. They are the cheapest to use and most suitable when a vehicle is parked for a length of time such as overnight or when you’re at work. 

The rate at which your vehicle can be charged is determined by the vehicle’s onboard charger which converts Alternating Current (AC) to Direct Current (DC). Details about your vehicle’s onboard charger can be found in your handbook or vehicle brochure.

Choosing the right connector

To be able to connect your electric vehicle to your ChargePoint you’ll need a cable fitted with connectors which match the outlet socket on the charger and the inlet socket on your car.

The type of connector used will depend on whether your electric vehicle is charged using Alternative Current (AC) or Direct Current (DC) and whether you choose a Rapid, Fast or Slow ChargePoint. Your car will come with a standard cable, but you will probably need to purchase another for use at off-site ChargePoints. These cost around £145.

CHAdeMO


50 kW DC

ChargePoint Sustainability
Rapid

CHAdeMO EV charger connector
CHAdeMO EV charger connector

CSS


50 kW DC

ChargePoint Sustainability
Rapid

CSS EV charger connector
CSS EV charger connector

Type 1


7 kW (5-pin) AC

ChargePoint Sustainability
Fast/Slow

Type1 EV charger connector
Type1 EV charger connector

Type 2


7-22 kW (7-pin) AC

ChargePoint Sustainability
Fast/Slow

Type2 EV charger connector
Type2 EV charger connector

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