Domestic EV Charging Points
Most homes across the UK are on a single phase electricity supply average of 80 to 100 Amps.
What is single phase?
Single phase is simply one live cable supply to the property.
Can a car be charged from a standard three pin plug socket?
YES, But there is a downside to using this method. The upside is you are not paying out for bespoke wall mounted EV car charging point. Most car dealerships offer you an EV car charging point if you are buying a new electric car most dealerships will offer to install a home charging point. Check what grants are available at the time of the changing from a fossil fuel driven car or van to an electric one.
Downside of Single Phase
If you are planning to charge an electric car from a standard three pin plug be aware if that this will cost more and take much longer to charge. A single phase EV car charge on a three pin plug could take more than 20-24 hours.
You are advised to invest in wall mounted EV car charging point. Single phase car charging points on a wall or a post by investing in a quality EV car charging point you will be able to reduce the cost of charging the electric car or van. The average charging time from a quality car charging point that has been installed correctly could cut the time by half compared to a standard three pin plug.
The average charging time would be from 8-12 hours on average depending on the make and model. The general advise would be invest in installing a quality EV car charging point as this will save you money long term.