10 Steps for selecting an EV charger

EV charging at carpark
  1. Charging Capacity: Determine the charging capacity required by the customer, depending on their EV model and charging needs.
  2. Power Requirements: Check if the electrical infrastructure at the installation site can support the power requirements of the EV charger.
  3. Billing: Will the charger be free to use or require a payment system?
  4. Location: Will the charger be indoors or outdoors, public or private access or wallmounted or freestanding.
  5. Safety: Look for chargers with safety features such as built-in ground fault protection, over-voltage protection, DC leakage and over-current protection.
  6. Connectivity: Consider the charger’s connectivity options, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular connectivity. Look for chargers that support remote management, monitoring, and maintenance.
  7. User Interface: Check the user interface of the charger, including the display, buttons, and indicators. Look for user-friendly interfaces that make it easy for customers to use the charger.
  8. Brand Reputation: Consider the reputation of the EV charger brand and its reliability, customer service, and warranty options.
  9. Installation and Maintenance: Check the installation requirements and costs of the charger. Consider the maintenance requirements and costs, including software updates, repairs, and replacements.
  10. Cost: Finally, consider the cost of the EV charger and its installation. Compare the costs of different chargers and choose the one that offers the best value for money.