Make sure your EV charger can provide at least 32 Amps of power, which translates to roughly 7.7 kW for single-phase charging or 22 kW for three-phase charging. We recommend this capacity because technology is advancing rapidly. Even if your current EV can’t fully utilize it, preparing now can save you from needing to replace your charger in the future.
Socket Type or Hardwired:
EV chargers come in two options: Socket Type and hardwired Plug Type. Socket Type chargers don’t have a built-in charging cable, allowing you to easily connect different plug types like Type 2 or Type 1 (common in Malaysia and the US), or Tesla’s unique plug type. You can also swap out the charging cable if needed.
On the other hand, Plug Type chargers have a fixed charging cable. If you need to use a different plug type, you’ll need a charging plug adapter.
EV chargers offer cables ranging from 12 to 25 feet in length. Choose a charging cable that can reach your car’s charging port from wherever you park. It’s best to go for a cable that’s at least 20 feet long.
Smart or Dumb
Smart EV chargers come with mobile apps that let you review charging sessions, monitor real-time charging progress, start or stop charging, set charging schedules, and even control the charger remotely. Dumb chargers, on the other hand, focus on the basic task of charging your EV, which is sufficient for most EV owners. They automatically stop when your battery is full.