For most EV owners, home (overnight) charging is an essential part of running an EV. Commercial slow and fast chargers are becoming widely available and are great when you are out and about but there is nothing more convenient than having a home charger.
A properly sized and installed AC charger is the key to efficient, reliable home charging. While very small portable AC chargers with a cord and 3 pin plug are available they are really only meant for use when you are away from home or in emergencies.
A properly sized and installed AC charger is essential for reliability and to obtain the maximum overnight charge. The choice of charger will depend on your EV and the amount of power available at your home.
The charger will generally be wall mounted indoors (outside if required) and have its own dedicated electrical supply directly from your home’s switchboard. Some new EVs include a home charger as part of the purchase package, otherwise a suitable 3rd party charger can be selected.