Installing a charging station for electric vehicles at home has ecological, technical and economic advantages. However, it should take technical constraints into account: is there sufficient power connected to your home?
To help you ask the right questions, Sibelga has developed a practical checklist that lists all the practical considerations.
But before deciding whether to take the plunge, let’s look at the pros and cons of the options available to you.
Electric vehicle manufacturers offer a cable with an adapter that allows you to recharge from a regular outlet, overnight. If you have solar panels, you can also use this electricity to recharge during the day. It is therefore not necessary to invest in a home charging station.
You can also charge your electric vehicle at a service station or, perhaps, using your company's charging stations. In both cases, charging is faster.
If your power supply allows, investing in a charging station has several advantages:
|In all cases, a semi-quick or quick charging point requires a three-phase 400 V connection with a neutral conductor.|
However, the vast majority of the Brussels networks are 230 V single-phase connections without neutral conductor. This can be solved by first switching your connection from single-phase 230 V to three-phase 230 V power and then installing an autotransformer, which will enable you to go from a 230 V to a 400 V circuit in your home.
Some suppliers offer to install a terminal at home. The cost varies between € 300 to about € 1,000 according to the characteristics of the connection. Furthermore, your electrician is able to provide the terminal and perform this type of installation.
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