EV Charger Voltage

EV Charger Voltage is the pressure of the electricity provided to an electric car charger. Most people confuse voltage and amperage when talking about EV chargers but the key difference to know is that amperage is the flow rate (how fast electrons can travel to the battery) and voltage is the pressure (how many electrons at a time can reach the battery). EV charger voltages vary depending on the level of the charger and the house or facility's power infrastructure.

What is the output voltage of an EV charger?

EV charger voltages vary depending on the charger but typical voltage rates are 240 Volts (110V USA) for Level 1 Charging, 240-415V for Level 2 Charging and 400-100V for Level 3 Charging.

What voltage is a level 1 EV charger?

Level 1 EV chargers charge at 240 volts AC in Australia and 110 volts AC in the United States. They run off a standard wall socket and don't require any modifications to your household power infrastructure.

What voltage is a level 2 EV charger?

Level 2 EV chargers charge anywhere from 240 volts AC to 415 volts AC depending on the facility's power infrastructure. They generally require higher amperage than a standard household appliance so modifications to the input power are required compared with standard household appliances.

What voltage is a level 3 EV charger?

Level 3 EV chargers typically range between 400 Volts DC and 1000 Volts DC. They require extensive modifications to facilities as most power grids are AC networks so converting power to DC and the high amperage output required by these chargers need extensive equipment and cabling.