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EV (Electrical Car)

EV (Electrical Car)
Chargers Eastern Suburbs

EV (Electrical Vehicle) Chargers Eastern Suburbs

There are many points to consider when Installing EV Car Chargers in your Eastern Suburbs home. And the type of EV charger you get isn’t necessarily as obvious as many people think. And when you couple that with the fact that it’s imperative that you get a qualified electrician in to install your electric vehicle (EV) charger, charging your car becomes a lot trickier than it looks.

Our Eastern Suburbs Electricians are experts at both residential and commercial EV charger installation. They thoroughly assess the site to ensure the installation will be tailored to your charging needs. If you have recently purchased an electric vehicle or are in the market for one, here’s a few helpful tips recommended by our electricians to consider when preparing for your new EV charging station.

There are Various Points You Need to Consider Having an EV Charger Installed:

1. EV Charging Stations in Sydney
Need a Dedicated Charging Cable

When connecting an EV charging station there should be no other appliances connected to the cable connecting the fuse box to the charging station. Whether it’s lights, the oven, washing machine or any other general appliance, no other appliance should use the EV charger cable. The connected load of the charging station must always be considered, and the dedicated circuit feeding the charging station or wall box must adhere to AS3000 standards.

2. EV Charge Load Requires the Use
of an Appropriate EV Charging Cable

Getting the EV Charge Load correct is of vital importance. Charging Cables that are too thin can get hot easily, so there is always the danger of the charging cable burning or shorting out. Different charging currents require specific cable specifications to be followed. For example, if the charging current is at 16A or above, the cable should have, at a minimum, a cross-section area of 4mm square cabling. This would enable the electric vehicle to be charged with a charging power of 7kW.


3. A Residual Current Device (RCD) is Required for Safety in EV Chargers

The function of a residual current device (RCD) is to prevent electric shocks. This is accomplished by balancing the electric current in the wires (live and neutral) going to and from the appliance in the electric car.

For example, the RCD can get triggered and break the circuit when the currents are out of balance, and residual current flows through the car or the driver down to the floor. To prevent this from happening, each charging station must have a dedicated RCD in cases where it is not readily integrated into the charging station.

Qualified EV Charger Installation
Specialists in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs

EV requirements can and do get overly complicated, so it’s best to get a qualified electrician to determine what needs to be done, especially if you want quicker charging speeds and larger battery capacities. Make sure to contact O’Riordan Electrical today, we’re always happy to answer enquiries and assist our clients with their requirements.