What is (EVSE)?
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, (EVSE) facilitates the charge for the operation of the electric vehicle, (BEV) or (PHEV).
Included in the (EVSE) you will find plugs, sockets, conductors and power outlets which allow communication between the charging equipment and the (BEV) or (PHEV).
What is an (EV) charge point?
A (BEV) or (PHEV) charge point is a single upstand ground or wall mounted structure that provides electrical energy, (power) to the vehicle through one or more electric socket outlets or tethered plugs .
What is (EV) charging station?
A physical location with at least one charge point installed to charge at least two (BEVs) or (PHEVs).
How does an (EV) charging station operate?
Once connected the (BEVs) or (PHEV) vehicle dictates how the electrical energy, (power) is drawn from the charge point, (grid). It therefore controls the speed of recharge and not the EVSE equipment.
Electrical energy stored in on-board (BEV) or (PHEV) batteries is recharged by connecting the (BEV) or (PHEV) vehicle to an external electricity supply, the electric vehicle charge point.
The (BEV) or (PHEV) vehicle converts the ac power from the electricity grid into dc power which is used to drive the electric motor using a converter.
A charging cable supplied in the (BEV) or (PHEV) is matched to the (BEV) or (PHEV) on-board converter. Once connected the speed of charging the battery is determined by the on-board charging equipment.
Note, different names are used to identify and describe the different charging speeds available for the (BEV) or (PHEV). These names indicate a range of power outlets and the charging times. Different Connectors are suited to each power outlet and speed.