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IV charging at home, on a pillar or at home?


There charging ofelectric car it can be done at the various public stations or at home. When charging a'electric car in home it would be better to make use of domestic columns rather than recharging through the classic sockets electric.

Recharging the electric car at home, why are household electrical sockets not recommended?
Usually, who recharge the electric car at home through the classic Schuko socket does not have an ad hoc energy tariff plan for the supply of energy. With an adequate plan, the user could make the same top-ups by paying less.

The economic factor is only the last reason why we advise against recharge the electric car with domestic socket. First of all there is the safety factor: it is true, the Schuko socket is compatible with the plug of thecar but the charging, with a standard 3 kW meter it would take up to 12 hours for one charging. Furthermore, in the worst case scenario, the entire electrical system could overheat and cause a fire if the wires are very old.

The analysis comes from the Swiss Touring Club which wanted to analyze the possibility of Reload three electric cars using the 230 V mains socket. For a Citroen C-Zero, with its 16 kWh battery, the estimated costs for a distance of 100 km are 1.9 euros. With the Nissan Leaf, with its range of 160 km, each charge costs 2.88 euros. The Swiss Tourin Club estimate has calculated an average rate of 15 cents for each kWh used. In Italy the prices for the charging ofelectric car in home they increase because the price per kWh is higher. Even by reloading theelectric car only with the night rate, the costs would seem cheaper with the stipulation of an ad hoc contract.

Recharging the electric car at home, the column agrees
That it is a "wall box”Or a recharging column that is always better than the 230 V socket, both for safety reasons and for economic convenience, furthermore keeping an electric accumulator under charge for 12 hours will certainly not help its life cycle!

Installing a bollard will greatly shorten the time charging, the user can also take the electric column on loan for use and pay a fixed monthly fee so as not to have recharge limits. This option is especially convenient if the vehicle purchased has a high range and if the user plans to Reload the car mainly at home. Other solutions provide for the payment of energy according to consumption with a special column and the use of a universal smart card, both for the column that is installed in the home and for public ones. The solutions offered by energy providers are not lacking.

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