Which combinations are possible?
Although the Ratio charge points are available with many different options, not all options are possible. Below is a brief overview that you should pay attention to when you assemble your charge point:
- "Load Balancing" is only possible in combination with a "built-in kWh meter" and only for versions with 32A (both 1 and 3 phases)
- All other combinations are possible
For which vehicles is this charging point suitable?
This charger is suitable for all electric vehicles that have a Type 1 or Type 2 connection to the vehicle. You can connect your own cable yourself so that you can charge any vehicle with a public charging cable. These are, for example, electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids, such as the BMW i3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell, Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, Renault Zoe, Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, Tesla Model S, Volkswagen E-Golf, Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid, Tesla Model 3, Hyundai Kona, Mini Countryman, BMW 530e, Kia Niro PHEV, Volt, C-zero, Berlingo Multispace, Fiat 500e, Ford Fusion Energi, C-Max Energi
Focus Electric Honda Jazz, Accord Plug-in, Clarity Electric, Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, Fit EV, Hyundai i10, Kia Soul EV, Mitsubishi Outlander, MiEV, Nissan E-NV200, Leaf and many others.
These chargers are especially useful if you have to load many different types of cars. If you always have to load the same type of car, we recommend that you purchase a charging point with a fixed cable. This prevents you from always having to remove the charging cable from the car.
Which charging speeds does this charging point support?
Your actual loading speed of your car depends on the charger of your vehicle. Below you will find an overview of the different charging speeds that this cable supports. Click here for more information:
16A with 1 phase = max. 3.7 kW
20A with 1 phase = max. 4.6 kW
32A with 1 phase = max. 7.4kW
16A with 3 phase = max. 11kW
32A with 3 phase = max. 22kW
Smart charging is an extra option for your charging station which is available at most charging points that we offer via Cable Soolutions. With Smart Charging you can charge your car smartly and minimize the one-off and annual costs for electricity connection. There are two functions within Smart Charging. The charge point ratio are equipped with both functions (optional):
- Load Balancing: ensures that the car charger never exceeds the peak power of your connection. This prevents extra costs from your network operator. The charging points hereby have an additional communication connection with the existing meter or with additional sensors to be placed. This differs per manufacturer. For the ratio stations, load balancing is only available for variant with 32A maximum. Not available for 16A versions.
- Panel Sharing: if you connect multiple charging points to an electrical connection, Panel Sharing ensures that the available power of the entire connection is smartly distributed if multiple vehicles are charging. If one of the vehicles is fully loaded, the remaining load capacity then goes to the vehicles that still have to be loaded.
Smart Charging ensures that your charging station always makes smart use of the available load capacity. By smartly charging your electric car with a Smart Charging charging point you can save up to hundreds of euros per year.
Use extreme caution when installing the charging station. It is recommended that the construction is carried out only with prior knowledge or by a trained professional.
The charging points of ratio are available with and without Load Balancing. The load balancing versions come in a master and a slave version. If you only install 1 load point with Load Balancing, you need a master. The versions offered here with load balancing are always Master's and are supplied with an additional measuring core which must be placed at the main connection in the meter box.
If you also want to place an additional charging point on the same mains connection, then a Slave in combination with a Master is sufficient. A maximum of 3 Slaves can be connected to 1 Master. If you want an extra Slave you can order it separately from us. These cannot be ordered directly via the website.
In order for this charging station to work with 32A and 3 phases, you need at least a 3 phase 400V connection of at least 3x35A. If you have less than 35A you can also set the charging point to a lower maximum charging current or connect to 1 phase.
See here the information leaflet of the manufacturer and the user manual
Do you have any questions about Smart Charging?
Cable Soolutions is happy to advise you on your energy management issue. Please contact us if you want an explanation about what a smart EV charger can mean for you