Frequently Asked Questions About On board Charger
Jun 15,2023 | TCcharger
With the rapid entry of electric vehicles into people's lives, on-board chargers are becoming more and more recognized by the public. Here are some frequently asked questions about on-board chargers:
1. What is an on board charger?
An on board charger is an electric vehicle (EV) charger that is built into the vehicle and used to charge the battery of the EV.
2. How does an on board charger work?
An on board charger works by converting AC power from an external source, such as a charging station or wall outlet, into DC power that can be stored in the EV battery.
3. Can I charge my EV using any on board charger?
No, you cannot charge your EV using any on board charger. The on board charger must be compatible with the EV model you have.
4. What is the charging time for an EV using an on board charger?
The charging time for an EV using an on board charger depends on the battery size, charge level, and the charging speed provided by the charger. Typically, it takes between 1 to 12 hours to fully charge an EV using an on board charger.
5. Can an on board charger be used to charge a hybrid vehicle?
Yes, hybrid vehicles also use on board chargers to charge the battery.
6. What is the difference between an on board charger and a DC fast charger?
An on board charger is used for level 1 and level 2 charging and provides a lower charging speed compared to a DC fast charger. DC fast chargers are used for level 3 charging and can provide up to 80% charging in 30 minutes.
7. Can a damaged on board charger affect the battery life of an EV?
Yes, a damaged or faulty on board charger can result in overcharging, undercharging, or overheating the battery, which can decrease the lifespan of the battery. It is essential to ensure the proper maintenance and functioning of the on board charger.
8. Can an on board charger charge any battery chemistry?
No, not all on board chargers can charge all battery chemistries. The on board charger must be compatible with the battery chemistry of the EV.