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When first changing to an electric vehicle it can be confusing, here is some help with choosing the correct charger, if it's to confusing Just ask in our contact form and we can advise.

We offer two power ratings of charger, 16 Amp or 32 Amp the size you need will depend on the on board charger in your vehicle. All domestic EV chargers are wired in to your household 230 Volt AC supply, vehicles batteries are DC not AC, all EV's have built in chargers/converters.

The size of the onboard charger then determines the amount of power that it can draw i.e. A Nissan Leaf with an onboard charger of 3.3KW can only draw 14 Amps, so a 16 Amp charger would be suitable.

A Nissan Leaf with a 6KW onboard charger could draw 26 Amp, so a 32 Amp charger would be suitable.

The higher the KW rating or Amperage the quicker the car will charge.

We would always suggest using a 32 Amp Charger, to future proof your charging capabilities.

Next choice is tethered or un-tethered:

A tethered charger has a permanent lead attached.

An un-teathered charger has a socket ready to take your own lead which is supplied with your vehicle.

The final choice is which type of socket do I need: please see below for the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 sockets.

In short:

16A or 32A - Tethered or Un-tethered -Type 1 or Type 2

Tethered Charger
Un-tethered Charger

Type 1: A 5 Pin Conector (J1772)

  • Citroen C-Zero

  • Ford Connect EV

  • Kia Soul

  • Mitsubishi iMiEV, PHEV

  • Nissan Leaf

  • Peugeot Ion

  • Renault Kangoo, Fluence

  • Toyota Prius PHEV

  • Vauxhall, Opal Ampera

Type 1 (J1772)

Type 2: A 7 Pin Conector (Menneckes)

  • Audi eTron

  • BMW i3 and i8

  • Mercedes B Class

  • Porsche Panamera SE Hybrid

  • Renault Zoe

  • Tesla Model S, X, 3

  • VW e-Up, Golf

Type 2 Menneckes
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