How to charge an electric car?
The world as you knew it is gone!EVs are entering into our lives during these years on account of the environmental problems which have been paid with increasing attention.
Therefore, more and more people are involved in this trend. Are you one of them? Do you want to save energy and your money appropriately? Then what are you waiting for?
Your EV is Alive
Your EV can “breathe”. Just as humans breathe, so will our electric cars. We are one when we are driving. Therefore, knowing your EV is crucial.
Firstly, avoid fully charging as much as possible. If you run out the power in the battery and then charge it, it is like the boss of a company asking employees to work 24 hours a day and then rest for a whole day. This is not only harmful to the health of the employees but also the work efficiency will be low.
Secondly, avoid extreme temperature situations. In extreme temperatures, the tram’s thermal management system is constantly working and draining power. Extreme temperatures can pose a risk to battery life and safety if the thermal management system is turned off.
Thirdly, avoid high current discharge. When starting, keep a constant speed and avoid slamming on the accelerator to cause instantaneous high-current discharge. During rapid acceleration, the torque demand is large and the motor power demand increases, and the discharge current increases.
Fourth, EV in winter. The low-temperature environment in winter reduces the capacity of electric vehicle batteries and coupled with the load on the heating system, the cruising range of vehicles in winter is often poor.
Plug in as many vehicles as possible, not only to replenish power at any time. The battery pack will consume energy in low-temperature environments to maintain temperature through the temperature control system.
Therefore, keeping the vehicle plugged in can not only cover this part of energy consumption but also protect the battery to make it get ready for the next launch. Moreover, after driving and parking, the temperature of the battery core is high, and the allowable charging current for immediate charging is large, and the charging speed is fast.
Seat heating and steering wheel heating are prioritized in most electric vehicles using resistance heaters for air conditioning. This uses a lot of energy and works slowly.
Seat heating and steering wheel heating consume relatively little energy but are effective. The body feels more comfortable if the back is warm, even if the car is cold.
If the air conditioner is turned on,
it is better to use the internal circulation mode to avoid bringing cold air outside the car into the car and increasing energy consumption.
Any Difference between AC and DC Chargers?
With the development of electric cars, chargers are developing at the same time. There are two kinds of chargers here. As the partner of your EV, we need to know what kind of electricity our EV needs. For the reason that there is any difference between AC chargers and DC chargers? If so, what are they? Which choice is better? Then let’s move to the next stage!
The principle is different
AC refers to alternating current which is like the 110V and 220V we are using in our homes. DC refers to direct current like the electricity used in the battery. Hence, the direct current is exactly the kind of electricity we are using in our EV’s battery.
The charging speed varies
Almost everyone who has his own EV knows there are AC slow chargers and DC fast chargers. Nevertheless, do you really know the reason why they are called so?
AC charger’s function is to adjust the current and to make it suit our EV the best. To put it in a simple way, it’s like “Input is equal to output, both AC’’.When the AC gets into the battery,
the AC-DC converter converts AC to DC, and then DC will be stored in the battery. Due to the long period of this process, it may last for several hours.
At the same time, the DC charger’s function is a little bit different from the AC charger’s. On account of the rectifier module inside of the DC charger which is used to transform AC into DC,
the process of the conversion in the battery will be omitted so that the efficiency of the charging speed will go up which may be merely one hour or even less than one hour!
There is a tip that a DC charger may not fully charge your EV because one of the programs works in your EV’s system. When the power of your EV arrives at about 95%, if you are charging your EV with a DC charger, this program may function to avoid over-current getting into your car. If you really want to fully charge your car, then you could charge again or choose to charge with an AC charger.
EV may be the Future that is in Your Hands!
This is a time for the pioneers, a time for the braves. Let’s get to work!