CHARGE AT HOME, AT WORK AND ON THE MOVE
A charging station is a fast and safe way to charge your electric car. We ensure the right choice and expert installation of charging solutions at home, at work and on the road.
Are you the owner of a catering establishment? We also supply charging points for bicycles, completely according to your wishes with company logo or according to your own design. Offer your guests an extra service while they enjoy their stay at your business.
Why a charging station?
Always a fully charged car
If you have an electric car, it is nice to have access to your own charging station. A charging station charges the car significantly faster, so you have a fully charged car every day.
The charger supplied with the car (granny charger) is in fact only intended for emergencies. This emergency charger can be used, for example, when the car is empty and there is no charging station nearby. Frequent use of this emergency charger can entail multiple dangers. With a good quality charging station, which is correctly installed, the chance that this happens is very small.
Because electric cars have a large battery, they are often charged continuously for several hours. During charging, the car requires maximum power from the socket and is heavily loaded. This can cause the fuse to blow or, in the worst case, to start a fire. A charging point is specially designed to provide a lot of power for a long time. With a charging point you therefore charge more safely, without the risk and with more reliability.
Charging with a normal socket is only possible with limited power. This means that it takes longer before the battery of your electric car is fully charged. The socket is therefore hardly an option, especially for cars with a larger battery. Because a charging station is specially designed to charge the electric car, it can provide more power and therefor the car is charged faster. Depending on the type of charging point and your mains connection, charging is two to ten times faster.
Perhaps you are going to charge the electric car at home and you want to settle the charged electricity with your employer or leasing company. Or you place a charging station for the company and want users to pay for the charged electricity. Unlike a normal socket, this is easily possible with a charging station. A charging station also offers functions to, among other things, set who can charge, when and at what cost.
The car manufacturer has determined which type of plug your electric car has. As is often the case in a new market, the various parties wanted to make their system, whether or not patented, standard. The manufacturers soon realized that it is not practical if every car had its own type of plug. This was supported by energy suppliers and politicians. Also useful if you want to go abroad with your car!
Type1 plug (Yazaki, J1772)
The Type 1 plug is mainly found in the US and Japan. In Belgium this plug is less common, because this plug is actually made for a 110V connection. Charging an electric car with the Yazaki plug is possible, but charging is much slower. When charging with the Type 1 plug, only one of the three available phases of power current is used.
Type2 plug (Mennekes)
The Mennekes plug has been designated by the European Commission as the standard for charging electric cars. The advantage of the Mennekes plug is that it is possible to charge both with 1-phase (power from the socket at home) and with 3-phase (power current).
The Chademo plug is in fact the Japanese fast charging plug. Cars that can charge quickly and are equipped with a type 1 plug usually use Chademo. You will encounter these with most fast chargers. In half an hour, the car fully charges with this plug. The disadvantage is that this plug only works with direct current (DC).
Combo plug (CCS2)
Since 2017, the combo plug has become the new European standard for fast charging. The big advantage of the combo plug is that it can be charged with both direct current and alternating current. The Mennekes plug fits within this new standard, but the Chademo plug does not.
Charge points for bicycles
Sales of electric bicycles, mobility scooters and scooters are increasing strongly. More and more people are switching to an e-bike. The e-bike is a means of transport that is increasingly used for commuting. Students also increasingly go to school with an electric bicycle, and these cyclists also visit locations such as catering establishments and bicycle sheds. Electric cyclists therefore have an increasing need for charging points for electric bicycles.
Artecco offers a solution for every issue in the field of charging points for electric bicycles.
Are you the owner of a catering establishment? We also supply charging points for bicycles, completely according to your wishes with company logo or according to your own design. Offer your guests an extra service while they enjoy your terrace or in your business.
We are an independent distributor of charging points in Belgium. We distribute the following brands, among others: Wallbox, EVBox, Zappi, Andersen, Ecotap, ....