All public charge points are
designed with safety as the top priority.
Each charge point contains individual
devices for overcurrent and earth fault protection, as well as a secondary
level of electrical protection for the charge post supply.
Most charge posts
are also protected from impact by concrete-filled bollards and feature a
“tilt-switch” device, which disconnects the supply to the charge post in the
case of a significant impact.
The charging system also
incorporates inherent safety measures, with the electricity flow regulated by
communication between the car and the charger.
This system ensures that the
electricity flow is interrupted when a cable is disconnected. A minor level of
static charge may sometimes remain on the pins after disconnection.
wear and tear on the plug it is advisable to disconnect the ecar charging lead
from the charge point first, before disconnecting from the vehicle.
Conversely, when starting a charge the ecar charging lead should be connected
to the car first and then to the charge point.
This ensures that the vehicle’s
control system will be immediately prepared to regulate the electricity flow
upon insertion to the charger.
When charging an electric vehicle it is important to never leave a charging cable trailing dangerously on the pavement or roadway as it may be a potential trip hazard.