Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Guide

We like to keep things simple and you can trust us to help you find the correct EV charging products to suit you, your car and home. We are a family business and we love what we do. To read more about the team click here.

Car dealers and car owners trust our business, and know that we didn't just pop up when the rebate was announced. Selling electric vehicle charging products looks like an easy thing to do. We have seen an increase in the number of copycat businesses. Look out for sellers offering cheap products from a residential address hoping to copy established businesses and cash in on a growing industry. Buyer beware!

Search for quality EVSE now, click here.

If you'd rather visit us before you buy come to 18 Coleridge Street, in Sydenham, Christchurch. OEM Audio Ltd offer free parking, knowledgeable and friendly staff members. Our reception is warm, so come and meet the team, browse the product, ask questions and receive quick and friendly service. 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO CHARGE MY CAR?

One of the most commonly asked questions we get every day is "How long will charging take?" The answer depends on a few things.

1. The state of health of the battery

2. The capacity of your EV's battery 

3. The specs of the charging cable or wall charger

PRODUCT COMPARISON

Your domestic wiring can charge your EV using an EV Power portable charging cable. The speed of charging will vary:

8 Amp - 3 pin plug and socket - 1.8 kW/hr

16 Amp - Caravan plug - 3.6 kW/hr

32 Amp - Wall Charger only - 7.2 kW/hr

For example a brand new MG ZS with a 44 kW battery will achieve 100% charge in 4-5 hours using a wall charger. 

We recommend that you always ask a qualified electrician to check the wiring of your home first before plugging in an EV to charge.

WORKING CURRENT CHARGE RATE PLUG TYPE SHOP NOW
8 Amp 10 km/hr 3 pin

16 Amp 20 km/hr Caravan plug

32 Amp 40 km/hr Wall Charger

WHAT EV CHARGING PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR MY EV?

Our EO range of British-made Wall Chargers are suitable for all EVs and plug-in hybrids learn more here. Otherwise try our easy-to-use EV Product Finder tool. Search for your electric vehicle and select suitable EVSE. Click on the button below to get started.

EV PRODUCT NAMING EXPLAINED

EV Charging cables

The type of charging port found on your vehicle is in the name of our EV Power EV portable charging cable.

For example our EV Power Type 1 Premium Charging Cable, 8 Amp will fit a Type 1 car.

EV Charging leads

The Type of power source is listed first and the Type of vehicle is listed second.

For example our EV Power Type 2 To Type 1 Lead 5m (Blue GS) will allow a Type 1 car to charge at a power source with a Type 2 socket, commonly found in public charging stations near shops and businesses.

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