TPS is proud to introduce our range of industry leading Garo EV Chargers. Garo has been leading the European market for over 80 years, and are now available to Australian businesses and property developers wishing to provide EV charging at their premises. Enquire today.
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What are EV Chargers?
EVs, or electric vehicles, are becoming more and more popular. And as the demand for EVs grows, so does the demand for chargers, also often referred to as charging stations.
EVSE, or Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, are devices that transfer electrical energy to an EV battery, thereby charging the vehicle.
The energy entering the battery is AC, but the charger converts it to DC, which is optimal for electric vehicles. There are 3 main types of EV chargers: level 1 (slow), level 2 (fast), and level 3 (ultra-fast).
Different Types of EV Chargers
There are three standard charging levels for electric vehicles: slow, fast, and ultra-fast.
Level 1 charging uses a 2.4 to 3.7kW plug, the kind you use for most household appliances. This is the slowest way to charge an EV, taking 5 to 24 hours to fully charge a battery, ranging from 10 to 20km per charging hour.
Level 2 charging uses a 7kW plug, similar to what you might use for car parks or shopping centres. Level 2 chargers can fully charge a 24 kWh battery in 2 to 5 hours, or 40 to 100km per hour.
Level 3 charging, also known as DC fast charging, uses 11 to 22kW and can charge a battery in as little as 30 minutes, or 50 to 130km per hour.
It's worth noting that level 3 chargers are usually found on highways, regional roads, and key routes.
|Type 1||Type 2||Type 3|
|Existing powerpoint, 10-15 Amp, single phase.||AC EV charger 7.4kW single-phase or 22kW, 3-phase||DC EV charger at power levels from 25kW to 350kW (40 – 500 Amp, three phase)|
|Domestic homes.||Home, apartment complexes, work, hotels, shopping centres, kerbside street parking, etc.||Roadside locations like a petrol station, rest stops, and along major travel routes.|
Replenish charge overnight, full charge in 24 hours.
Full charge in about 5 hours.
|400km in approximately 15 minutes.
TPS’ Garo EV Chargers are Type 2 chargers. Download our full product brochure here
Choosing the Right EV Installation
The installation of your new EVSE charger will be handled by a trained and certified electrician from TPS. The charging station should ideally be no more than 3m away from the connection port on your vehicle.
It is becoming increasingly common to use 3-phase power in homes and, if the installation point has access to one, we would recommend making it available for your property.
Alternatively, you'll need a 10-15Amp single-phase connection to be compatible with electric vehicles. Our electric vehicle chargers include configurable outputs that allow them to work on both single- and three-phase connections.
Our EV chargers are suitable for: