EV Charger Amperage

EV Charging Amps are the strength of the current provided to the electric car charger in amperes. Not to be confused with voltage which is the pressure of electricity when charging, EV charging amperage is the flow rate of electricity to the battery. Higher amperage is obviously better when it comes to charging an electric vehicle as it takes less time to charge the battery.

How many amps does an electric car charger use?

Electric car charging amperage rates vary depending on the type of charger used to charge the vehicle. Generally, level one charges use 10 amps (15 amps for USA), level 2 chargers between 16 amps and 32 amps, and lastly, level 3 chargers use between 60 amps to 125 amps.

How many amps does a level 1 charger draw?

Level 1 chargers can draw up to 10 amps here in Australia on a standard 240-volt wall socket while USA level 1 chargers can see up to 15 amps from a 110-volt wall socket. Level 1 chargers require no modifications to existing power infrastructure and are the easiest charges to set up.

How many amps does a level 2 charger draw?

Level 2 chargers can vary from a standard 10 amps when installed on a normal home power wall socket up to around 32 amps on an upgraded hardwired connection from an electrician. Level 2 chargers have a variety of benefits when installed with higher amperage connections and are the recommended installation method due to the much faster charging rates.

How many amps does a level 3 charger draw?

Level 3 chargers can vary from 60 amps all the way up to a massive 615 amps on Tesla's v4 Supercharger. Level 3 chargers require the most changes to power infrastructure and are the most expensive chargers to set up as their high amperage and voltage requirements mean they need a direct connection to the power grid.