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Charging on your own wallbox


Electric vehicles are generally cheaper to refuel because electricity is much more attractively priced than other fuels. The most convenient and also cheapest solution is your own wallbox at home. If you have the opportunity, you should consider installing your own power source. This is usually not a problem in your own home. But tenants also have options. Simply ask the landlord whether it is possible to install your own wallbox.

The following conditions must be observed:

The wallbox should be installed by a specialist company on the public power grid at your own house connection. Your own PV system can also serve as a power source.

Every wallbox must be reported to the network operator (not the electricity provider!). Approval from the network operator is only necessary if the wallbox delivers more than 11 kW of power.

It is important to choose the right charging plug so that the wallbox can also be connected to ite-vehicle which is to be loaded later. Here is a Type 2 plug the most common variant.

A WiFi connection should also be available. There are now smart wallboxes that can be connected to the Internet. This means the charging process can be controlled regardless of location. Alternatively, some vehicle models can also be programmed so that they charge electricity at particularly favorable times.

Funding for your own wallbox is possible under certain conditions.

KfW previously supported the installation of private wallboxes. Unfortunately, this is no longer possible at the moment as funds have now been exhausted. However, every now and then new funds are released by the federal government. KfW will then provide information about the options for applying for funding.

Some federal states also continue to support companies and private individuals in setting up theCharging infrastructure. Some cities and municipalities give their electricity customers the opportunity to apply for subsidies, provided that the electricity is also purchased through their provider.

You can find further information and tips on purchasing a wallbox in ourse-Services.

Can I charge in rain or thunderstorms?

In general, charging electric vehicles in rain and thunderstorms is just as safe as any other outdoor activity. Components such as plugs, cables, high-voltage batteries and contacts are includede-Aauto safely insulated and waterproof. Insulation, circuit breakers and charging plug covers ensure the best possible protection, even during thunderstorms. Charging stations and wallboxes also have surge protection to compensate for surges in the event of a lightning strike. Electric vehicles are therefore just as safe as combustion engines in heavy rain. Electric cars also have an automatic safety shutdown of the high-voltage system, which switches off automatically in the event of an accident.

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