Kinetic Electrical Provides
Nationwide Installation Services
for Residential EV Charging
Looking to upgrade your home with an EV charger?
Embrace the future of driving with electric vehicles, and we’re here to guide you through the transition.
Consult with our experienced electricians to identify the perfect spot for your new EV charger. We offer a wide range of styles and options, ensuring we find the charger that aligns with your unique needs and preferences.
Every new EV charger installation necessitates a Residual Current Device (RCD), a critical safety feature that acts swiftly in case of any faults by promptly cutting off power. Our team will provide insights into the associated costs and assist you in selecting the most cost-effective solution for your installation.
Why Choose Kinetic Electrical as Your Residential EV Charging Provider?
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What to consider when choosing an EV solution for residential use
Type 2 Socket Compatibility
When selecting an EV charger for residential use, it’s essential to consider Type 2 socket compatibility. In New Zealand, the New Zealand Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) recommends EV chargers to provide or support a Type 2 socket.
Matching Charger to Vehicle’s Inverter Rating
Once you’ve addressed Type 2 socket compatibility, the next step is matching the charger to your vehicle’s inverter rating. This rating directly impacts charging speed. Your electrician can help choose a charger that suits both your vehicle’s specs and your home setup.
Understanding AC and DC
Understanding AC (Alternating Current) and DC (Direct Current) is crucial for EV charging. Batteries store DC, while local grid electricity is usually AC. EVs use on-board inverters to convert AC to DC during charging, with specific power ratings based on the vehicle’s make and model.
Inverter Ratings and Charging Speed
Your EV’s inverter rating determines charging speed. For example, a Nissan Leaf might have a 3.6kW inverter, making a 7.4kW home EV charger no faster than a standard 16-amp 3.8kW caravan-type outlet. Most other EVs have higher-rated inverters, like the Tesla Model 3 with an impressive 11kW inverter.