How to charge Muliple EVs at Home?

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With more and more people driving electric vehicles, it's likely we will start to see families who own two or more EVs at home, which could lead to questions about how to go about charging multiple EVs at a time. In this article, we will address solutions related to the subject to let you know the best approach.

Options For Charging Miltiple EVs at Home

  • Instal another seperate EV charger

In this way, not only you can charge two EVs simultaneously, but it also allows you to charge them at full power in just a few hours. However, you need to consider your space and budget. You may also need to upgrade your property's electricity supply. Overall, you need to know the time, effort, and money you may invest in this route.

  • A Dual EV Charger

Using a dual EV charger is a more convenient way to charge two electric vehicles simultaneously. This type of charger maximizes the available electrical capacity to charge the two EVs, optimizes space, and potentially avoids the need for electrical upgrades. That being said, it’s crucial to assess your electrical panel’s capacity and consult with a licensed installer or electrician to ensure that your electrical panel can handle the additional load required to charge two electric vehicles at the same time.

  • Using 2 Chargers With Load Management

 Another solution is to keep your wiring and switchboard happy by using smart devices to manage the amount of current draw available to each unit and to prevent overload of the system. This is generally done in one of two ways: power sharing and load balancing. Power sharing is achieved by using a smart device that communicates to all configured devices through Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP). The main difference between these two ways is that you will need to install a separate energy management unit for load balancing. This will need to be installed by an electrician.