What are EV chargers?
If you have an electric car, you need a home EV charger installed to ensure you can power your car on a daily basis. This EV charger should be installed where you park your car, allowing you to charge your car whilst it’s not being used.
People who own electric vehicles usually have a home EV charger because it allows for fast, safe charging for their vehicle. EV chargers at home are typically compact, weatherproof units that are mounted to the wall of your house. They use a charging cable or socket to connect with the vehicle.
Charging your electric vehicle
When an EV charger is installed at your home, it can charge your car at either 3.6 kW or 7 kW. This provides 15-30 miles of distance for every hour that your vehicle has been charging. However, maximum charging speeds can be limited by the onboard charger installed in your vehicle.
These charging speeds are much preferable to a three-pin plug option which only provides 2.3 kW during charging periods. As a result, vehicles can only access eight miles of driving range with this alternative, making EV chargers the preferable choice.
How it works
If you’re looking to begin an EV charger installation, toasti is here to help you get set up.
Want to learn more about home EV chargers? Speak to one of our helpful team members who will outline the general process of an EV charger installation whilst answering whatever questions you may have.
Our team will also be available to advise you about whether this solution is suitable for your home.
If, after your initial consultation with our team, you decide to go ahead with your EV charger installation, it’s time to book an appointment with one of our expert engineers.
They’ll be able to get into the particular details of the process for you, and will also be able to quote you for the price of the installation.
If you still have questions about home EV charger, don’t worry. Installing a new unit in your home is a large step, and we want to ensure you have all the information required before you make your decision. You can start by exploring our FAQs below.
Get in touch with our friendly team of experts today to find answers to all of your burning questions. They’re available to provide further details on all of our services, including EV chargers.
Still have questions?
Interested in learning more about electric vehicle charger installation? Speak to our helpful team of expert engineers who are on hand to answer any questions you might have.
Here at toasti, we are known for being experts in boiler maintenance, repairs and installation, however, we also have a specialist team of vehicle charger installation engineers who know everything there is to know about the range of EV chargers available and which one is best suited to your needs. Speak to them today to find out more about our range of safe EV charger installation packages.
Find the answers to the most common EV charger questions here.
In the UK, most residential properties use single-phase power supplies. As a result, most customers require home EV chargers at either 3.7 kW or 7 kW. This allows for a 15-30 mile range for every hour that your car spends charging.
If you’re unsure about this, contact one of our team and they’ll be able to support you with this.
It’s usual for home EV chargers to be installed by professionals, and Toasti’s expert engineers are well equipped to install EV chargers.
As these applications deal with electricity, it’s essential that they’re installed correctly to ensure the product works, and to keep you safe.
Home EV chargers are linked to your home’s electricity system. As a result, any electricity that you use to charge your electric vehicle will become part of your regular payments and charges with your electricity provider.
However, electric vehicles do not require petrol or diesel, so the cost will balance out here.
All electric vehicles are equipped with a home connector kit which is compatible with 110 volts or Level 1 limits. These can be used to charge your electric vehicle using standard outlets.
However, there must be a standard outlet available for this to work, and charging will take much longer. This is why EV charger installations are much more popular for people who use their electric vehicle regularly.
Get a quote
If you’re looking for a quote regarding EV charger installation fees, get in touch with Toasti today and we’ll send a free quote over to you in no time.