– Single-phase terminal:
This terminal has the disadvantage of requiring a lot of charging time. However, its advantage lies in the fact of not having to increase the power of your electrical installation.
Most of these models contain a dynamic load balancing system. This means that the model takes into account the consumption in other rooms of the house and adapts accordingly.
So if the washing machine is on, the dryer is on and you are charging a hoverboard, the system will detect it and not start charging.
Thus, power outages are avoided. In the event of high power consumption, charging is either interrupted or slowed down.
– Three-phase terminal:
With this installation, the speed of the charge is three times higher compared to the single-phase terminal. However, there is a disadvantage: its speed leads to additional costs, since you need 400 volts instead of 230. You must then have a reinforced connection to the electricity network.
Not all cars can be recharged quickly. So check that the terminal matches your vehicle model.
For small businesses:
The type 2 socket for normal charging
Also called the “Mennekes” or “T2” socket, this socket is a European standard of equipment for alternating current terminals. This socket offers the advantage of fast charging. Moreover, the T3 tends to disappear because of the standardization of the T2.
It has seven male pins and an integrated handle for a good hold. Robust, it is accompanied by a flexible and thick cable. Plus, it doesn’t take up much space.
Thus, it will be able to support the successive connections and disconnections with repetitions. Ideal for prolonging the longevity of your kiosk if you intend for it to be used by many people on a regular basis.
The CCS socket for fast charging
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This has two additional contacts to allow direct current charging. It accommodates vehicles operating with type 2, but also with the male combo. With this type of terminal, you can also connect older vehicles.
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