zorruno wikki: EV Home Charging in NZ

EV Home Charging in NZ


Generally cars need a type 2 socket and something to control the charging which talks to the car. This allows power levels of up to 22 kW in home environment.

EVNex Charge Station
This is the type of charging station I have, in single phase, 7.4 kW. The Nissan Leaf will only charge at around 4kW anyway, but other more modern cars can max it out. They do a 3 phase version, which will pull 22kW.
https://evnex.com/collections/all/products/r-series-intelligent-charging-station?variant=14532923490370
It connects to the mobile phone network and gives you stats/connection info on a phone app. Mine has a type 2 socket, and a type 2 to type 1 one cable (the leaf needs a type 1).

Details re guidlines and regs in NZ for charging at home
https://worksafe.govt.nz/laws-and-regulations/regulations/electrical-regulations/regulatory-guidance-notes/electric-vehicle-charging-safety-guidelines/
https://worksafe.govt.nz/dmsdocument/22031-addendum-to-electric-vehicle-charging-safety-guidelines-2nd-edition/latest

Worksafe: May 2019 Electric vehicle charging safety guidelines
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gXwF4CAZTtkcGu_DW7b13N-kXud5otaP/view?usp=sharing
Worksafe: ADDENDUM: SECOND EDITION Electric vehicle charging safety guidelines
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PbcFwIVIO3HUdjtx9yvaIsnGLFqhwPBc/view?usp=sharing

Pic of the circuit installed at my home
The Vector electrician installed a 40A RCCD (MOD-6-1-40) and an F202B RCD (Type B). He also wired in a Check meter for me that I already had.
Photo: https://photos.app.goo.gl/JkhyMz14zWufpffZ8
ABB F202B https://new.abb.com/products/2CSF202701R1400/fi-f202b40-0-03-residual-current-circuit-breaker (Mine is only single phase)

Other photos of the Wall Box Charging station and install
https://photos.app.goo.gl/1YwtEoCkjCKXDmMM6

More info on charging at home
https://www.energywise.govt.nz/on-the-road/electric-vehicles/ev-charging/
https://www.powershop.co.nz/electric-vehicles/charging-electric-vehicles/
https://www.meridianenergy.co.nz/your-home/sustainability/electric-cars-vehicles/electric-cars-101/how-to-charge

Other home charging products in NZ
https://juicepoint.co.nz/
https://www.chargemaster.co.nz/
https://www.transnet.co.nz/shop/ECOLight+LED+%26+Smart+Energy+Solutions/EV+Charging/Wallbox+EV+Chargers.html
https://www.se.com/nz/en/product-category/1800-electrical-car-charging/
https://bluecars.nz/shop/
https://jackson.co.nz/product/charging-stations/