In most cases, level 1 and level 2 electric vehicle chargers are mistakenly referred to as level 3 electric vehicle charger, but that’s not right.
The level 3 electric car charger is actually a Supercharger, or you could refer to it as the Rapid charger that makes use of direct current.
The Level 3 EV Charger creates 500kW of output and powers electric vehicles in a jiffy. However, the level 3 vehicle charger doesn’t meet up all standards of EV (Electric Vehicle).
LEVEL 3 EV CHARGER
The level 3 electric vehicle charger is faster and more expensive than level 1 and 2 EV chargers.
The requirements for the level 3 EV charger are;
- Onboard charger with support of rapid chargers.
- Superchargers/Rapid Chargers
- CCS Combo Socket, Telsa or CHAdeMO socket on Electric car
Note: it’s pretty cool to charge your electric vehicle speedily, but everything that has an advantage tends to have a little disadvantage in most cases.
Well, the level 3 EV charger charges your Electric cars really fast, but it also reduces the life span of your EV battery, and it’s expensive, which is why it is mostly available at charging stations.
|Amperage, A||Up to 800|
|Output Power, KW||Up to 500|
|Charging speed, km/h||Up to 800|
HELPFUL CONCEPT TO KNOW ABOUT LEVEL 3 CHARGERS
The various terms basically used for charging stations are:
- Charging outlet
- Charging plug
- Charging port
- Changing station
- EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment)
HOW TO KNOW THE BEST PUBLIC CHARGER FOR YOUR ELECTRIC VEHICLE
How to choose and install the perfect EV charger for your particular need can be a bit tricky but hopefully, this will help you narrow your options.
Level 1 electric car charger is the slowest in the series, especially when you’re on a road trip and don’t want to waste the extra time needed to charge.
The level 2 electric car charger is faster than level 1 and can be conveniently used at home to charge up your EV, while the level 3 electric vehicle charger is the fastest in the series.
However, please note that this charger is more effective if your battery’s SOC (meaning State Of Charge) is below 80%, after which you can then switch back to level 2. If you’ve got extra time and are not in haste, you could stick to the level 2 EV charger because it is cheaper than the Level 3 EV Charger.