You can charge your electric vehicle (EV) using a standard domestic 3-pin socket, but we strongly recommend installing a dedicated EV charger at home. Here’s why…
They are quicker
Charging times vary from vehicle to vehicle, but a 7kW unit will charge an electric vehicle up to three times faster than a conventional 3-pin plug. See our guide on how long your vehicle will take to charge here.
They are safer
A standard domestic plug socket is not designed to withstand the charge time and loads that EVs need. This means they can overheat and cause issues to your home electrics.
A dedicated EV charger is installed on new circuits and is designed to withstand the amount of charging an EV requires. In addition, a dedicated charger will meet the regulatory standards required to ensure they are safe from all domestic electrical risks.
They are more convenient
Our dedicated EV chargers are installed in the best possible place for your vehicle at home, which saves you the hassle of having to extend leads from the inside of your home through windows and doors.
A tethered charging unit is the most convenient way to charge your car, as they have their own cables hardwired in and mounted, so it feels just like filling up a car at the petrol station, but it’s much more convenient and cheaper!
They will become increasingly more useful
As we progress towards a future of electric vehicles, having a domestic charging point will become increasingly more useful. Think of it like a friend coming to your house and needing to charge their phone for a little while – this is what our future will be like for our vehicles.