An independent platform offers flexibility. It will give you the freedom to choose a charging station that fits your needs. There are different EVs which have all different requirements when it comes to charging stations. Other factors that have influence on the choice of a charging station are: electrical capacity and smart charging. To make the right choice and to be guaranteed of a safe installation, technical advice of an installation company is essential.
What is important
when choosing a charging station?
- Location: residential, company or public. For a public space it’s important to choose a charging station that is resistant against vandalism.
- Power connection: there are single phase or three phase charging stations.
- The type of car that is being charged: a completely electric car needs a charging station with more capacity than a hybrid car.
- Communication protocol: Through protocols like OCPP, OCPI, OCHP the charging station can communicate with a management system or back office. This enables functionalities like price setting, monitoring, smart charging and remote support. Not every charging station has a communication protocol, so it is important to check this.