CHARGING STATIONS

What is an Electric Charging Station? 

An electric vehicle charging station, also called EV charging station, electric recharging point, charging point and EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment), is an element in an infrastructure that supplies electric energy for the recharging of plug-in electric vehicles, including all-electric cars, neighborhood electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. Level 1 - Charge Infrastructure The Level 1 method uses a standard 120-VAC, 15 amp (12-Amp useable) or 20-Amp (16-Amp useable) branch circuit that is the lowest common voltage level found in both residential and commercial buildings in the United States and Puerto Rico. Because Level 1 only provides a small amount of power (maximum of 1.44 kW) and can result in prolonged charge times, it was only intended to be an entry level voltage during the introduction of battery electric vehicles and NOT the ultimate charging solution. Level 2 - Charge Infrastructure Level 2 is typically described as the “primary” and “preferred” method for a battery electric vehicle charger for both private and public facilities and specifies a 240-VAC, single-phase, 40-Amp branch circuit. The Level 2 method employs special equipment to provide a higher level of safety required by the National Electrical Code. Level 3 - Charge Infrastructure The Level 3 method or “Fast Charging” is for commercial and public applications and is intended to perform similar to a commercial gasoline service station. Level 3 typically uses an off-board charge system serviced by a 480-VAC, three-phase circuit. Battery electric vehicles are able to charge in 10 to 15 minutes. Greenlink Ventures assists commercial property owners, developers, property managers, workplace charging and homeowners understand the EV charging market and technology options. We can help you make the best decision. We save you time and money by guiding you through all issues related to electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The time is right. EV charging is in demand. Call us at 787-243-2340 and explore how you can differentiate your property by adding EV charging stations!