- Installation Process: Our certified electricians can evaluate your charging site, provide you a quote, and initiate the EV charger installation process for residential and commercial properties as soon as possible. All electricians must carry licenses and permits that allow them to install EV chargers across Australia. Ensure that you check your electrician’s licenses before the installation process unfolds.
- Cable Lengths: If you are seeking more parking options, start evaluating a longer charging cable. As you start elongating the cable, you will start adding weight to it. Such cables range between 3 kg for 5 m and 6 kg for 10 m.
Our technicians recommend against connecting the cable with any other appliances like lights, washing machines, and other electronics goods. An EV’s battery requires considerable time to get charged up. Hence, for the safety of your home or office and loved ones, please ensure that the connected load of charging stands at 100% and the charging station is compliant with AS3000 Standards.
- Cable Thickness: Thin cables will generally heat up quickly and run the risk of fire. For circuits with current beyond 16A, use a cable with a minimum cross-section of 2.5mm2 which supports 11 Kw to 22 Kw of charging. However, the ideal inner diameter for the cable can depend on a wide range of variables like length, surrounding temperature, installation type, etc. Hence, bring a licensed electrician who can recommend and install the cable for you.
- Charging Type and Conductor Supply: Use only a five-conductor supply cable for a three-phase charger. Use three-phase cables to ensure you can use the same installation for a long time in the future.
RCD is a safety device used to break the circuit when there are high probabilities of residual current flowing through the car and other appliances, imposing severe property and health risks in the process. If your charging station does not have an integrated RCD, ensure that each individual station carries its respective RCD unit with a diversity factor of 1.0.
- Type A RCD: This is a baseline variant of RCDs and most licensed electricians already carry it. However, there are some electric currents that generate smooth DC fault currents. Type A RCDs are no effective against such currents.
- Type B RCD: These are the more recommended RCDs because they work across all the ranges of currents.
- Built-In RCDs: Some EVSE chargers have native Type A or B RCDs.
Alongside an RCD, you might want to use an extra circuit break at the charging station with tripping characteristic C. All you have to do is ensure that you are working with a licensed electrician who can ensure compliance with industry standards and provide alignment between the circuit breaker and the nominal current.
The circuit breaker’s nominal current should never go beneath the charging station’s labelled limits.