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The charging capacity is 11kW maximum power. You can also limit power in several ways. Inside the box, the installer can set the maximum charging current from 6 to 16 amps. Using the portal, charging current can be set. Finally, the power can also be regulated automatically using the optional dynamic power management.
Easy. High-quality circuit boards and well-thought-out design minimise the space required. Also, the parts in PhaseBox are in good order, easy to assemble and troubleshoot. No rat nests inside! We have chosen high-quality suppliers for critical items. For example, the enclosre is made by Smartboxx in the U.K.
NO! Do not attempt to charge! The situation can be life-threatening. Turn off the power with the earth leakage circuit breaker and contact a qualified electrician. You can also send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's 400 mm tall, 100 mm wide och 80 mm deep. A lot of work has been put into getting the charger as flat as possible.
PhaseBox is developed and manufactured in Sweden.
The software in PhaseBox can be updated in two ways, either via an SD card inside the charger or wirelessly via the portal. In practice, the SD card is only used in exceptional cases.
Fixed green: Ready to charge, or charging done.
Slowly breathing blue light: Charging.
Red, fixed or blinking: Different errors, consult the manual.
Villa, apartment building or business?
PhaseBox fits very well here. Feel free to supplement with RFID tags to manage how much has been charged and by whom. In the portal, you control access and download data about how much individual users have charged over time.
PhaseBox is equipped with a spiralised cable and a "Type 2" connector. This means that it's compatible with most modern chargeable cars. Before buying, please check that the car accepts a Type 2 connector.
No, that's not enough in the long run. If your car was delivered with a mobile charger, it's intended as an emergency charger, or perhaps when travelling. If used daily, the charger will possibly lie on the ground and be dragged around. It will wear out prematurely and that will increase the risk of an accident.
It is more a question of what condition of the mains installation in the summer house.
Maybe the cabling was installed a long time ago. An old installation is not designed to
carry full power over several hours. It will become hot and there is a fire hazard evolving.
When installing a charge box, there is also an assessment of the mains to make sure capacity is adequate. So yes, we recommend a charge box in the cottage, if only to check the electricity. The charge box can advantageously be the simplest PhaseBox.
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The easiest way is to cut off the power using the earth leakage circuit breaker. That may work well in the summer cottage but is less suitable at home. Another solution is to use RFID tags. Without an authorised tag, charging does not start.
The car is magically fully charged every morning.
It depends on several factors, e.g. how high power you charge with, how big battery
the car has and how much the car consumes while driving. The important thing to understand
is that a car being charged at night only needs to charge what was consumed during the day.
A PhaseBox that works at normal power, 11kW, charges the car at between fifty and eighty
kilometres per hour. Let's look at an example:
Assume we have a car with a large 100kWh battery. Say we'll come home in the evening with 10% capacity left. Because we want to save the battery, we charge to 90%, which means we will charge 80 kWh. If we charge using 11kW, it will take just over 7 hours, more than enough to get the car fully charged during the night. If we drive the same car the next day to our job, say 50 kilometres back and forth, it takes about an hour to get the car to 90% charged again.
Of course, it depends a lot on your electricity contract, but typically each 10 kWh costs just over a EUR. If the car uses 2kWh on average, it means just above 2 EUR per 100 km.
When the car runs on electricity, it typically consumes between 1.5 to 2.5kWh per 10 kilometres on average. What affects is the speed, but also the road conditions and the temperature play a role.
We distinguish between night charging and travel charging. While travelling, you want a use
high power charging so you get reasonably short stops. When charging at night, you only need
power to be enough to charge as much as the car uses during the day.
In general, 11kW charges a large car, e.g. Tesla Model S or Audi e-tron, approx. 50 kilometres an hour. The only reason really to have more than 11kW at home is if you drive more than 500 kilometres a day and are at home less than ten hours a night.
Power is measured in watts. At full power, the PhaseBox charges a car with 11000 "Watts", or 11kW, 11 kiloWatts. If we run the charger for one hour, we have transferred energy corresponding to 11kWh, KiloWatthours.
Of course, it depends a lot on how much the heating system needs to work. Our own experience says that in zero-degree surroundings, it takes about 3.5kW to keep the cabin pleasantly warm.
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You can buy PhaseBox directly in the webshop. If you are a company, you can order against an invoice. In that case, send us an email at email@example.com.
If you purchase it without installation, we will send it free of charge. If you order with installation, the installer will bring the charger at the time of installation.
No, shipping is included in the price.
Make a beautiful installation.
It's possible to route the incoming cable through the rear wall of the charge box. Usually it's possible to find a way to make a nice-looking installation. Talk to your installer and prepare the best way to install.
You either order installation in combiantion with the purchase or you contact a qualified electrician.
PhaseBox is most conveniently mounted on a wall. Incoming mains cable can be routed either from below or from the back.
Yes, we recommend lightning protection. Ask the installer about your electrical system and whether it is relevant to supplement with lightning protection.
Yes, of course. PhaseBox is IP66 rated, which corresponds to dustproof and protection against water jets under high pressure. PhaseBox is also impact resistant to IK10, the highest rating available.
Customise PhaseBox with powerful options.
You can read the energy consumption on the meter directly through a window on the side of the charger, which is a unique PhaseBox feature. A standard PhaseBox equipped with an energy meter is possibly the best and most flexible solution for those who have to report energy consumption when charging.
MID, Measuring Instruments Directive, means that the meter is approved for accounting and to debit energy.
You can manage your chargers, and you also have access to an overview of chargers and their charging data. If you have the dynamic power management option activated, you can monitor how the system operates in real-time. You can also set parameters for each charger, such as maximum charging current. You can also manage RFID tags in the portal.
You can decide which of your available tags that should be able to start specific charging boxes. In the chargings overview, you can also follow which charges are associated with a particular RFID tag.
You have access to an overview that show all chargings. You can filter data and download in several formats, such as PDF and Excel.
Utilise available power
Using the optional power management system in PhaseBox is a smart way to minimise charging time
by using all available power. PhaseBox continuously reads how much power the house consumes by
metering incoming mains to the building. PhaseBox updates charging power instructions to the car,
considering available power. The power management works together with PhaseBox's function for
automatic phase selection.
Dynamic power management is a smart way to not have larger mains fuse than required.
The process is monitored continuously, and maximum charging current instructions are sent to the car at approximately five-second intervals.
A meter that measures phase current is installed at the building's incoming mains connection. Power information is sent over WiFi to PhaseBox.
Yes. If PhaseBox is equipped with both power management and automatic phase selection, measurements from the incoming mains connection will be used for phase selection.
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Phase selection is useful if, for example, you have a house with known imbalance between phases.
Phase selection is also perfect for multi-family garages or company car parks where charging
power must be balanced to match available power.
Phase selection works with all cars and is fully automatic to the user. You can choose which phases you want to use. For example, you might want to use specific phases when charging.
It is possible for PhaseBox to use all combinations of phases for charging. We call this a phase strategy.
You can use any of the following straegies:
Fixed three-phase, all phases are connected to the car.
Autimatic two-phase, the two least loaded phases are connected.
Automatic one-phase, the single least loaded phase is connected.
Fixed L1+L2 from the building to L1+L2 in the car.
Fixed L1+L3 from the building to L1+L2 in the car.
Fixed L2+L3 from the building to L1+L2 in the car.
Fixed L1 from the building to L1 in the car.
Fixed L2 from the building to L1 in the car.
Fixed L3 from the building to L1 in the car.
There is also a strategy to automatically detect a car using one or two phases. The strategy measures actual charging for a few seconds and then switches to the least loaded phase or phases.
A number of PhaseBoxes deployed into an area will automatically compensate for imbalances between phases of the distribution network. This will lead to an increase in the local distribution capacity.
The power usually has to be limited in one way or another when charging several cars at the same time.
One way is to limit the number of phases to one or two that is provided to each car.
To achieve balance between phases when cars randomly start charging, chargers are distributed
between phases in a hardwired way. The problem with this approach is obvious; everything is
permanently connected and not at all dynamic. The system is therefore easily overloaded.
If the system is based on PhaseBoxes with automatic phase selection, the chargers will automatically connect themselves to the lowest loaded phases. Every charger can also be configured to use any phase strategy.
You are in safe hands.
The LED indicator should glow solid green when the plug is not connected. If the light does not come on, check the earth leakage circuit breaker and the fuses in the mains panel. If everything seems ok, but the light is still off, contact an electrician to troubleshoot the installation. If the lamp continues to glow solid green after you have connected the plug to the car, the next step is to check the car itself. If the car does not show any faults, try disconnecting the plug and put it back again. Before calling the electrician, you can try restarting the charger once via the earth leakage circuit breaker.
Check the earth leakage circuit breaker. If it trips again, contact your installer.
Start by looking in the manual to find out what the flashing sequence means. You can also restart the charging box once with the earth fault circuit breaker. If the error persists, contact your electrician or us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The easiest way is to stop it from the car. You can also stop charging in the portal. The third way is to use the RFID tag if you have access to the option.
How far do you get?
Absolutely, but depending on which car it is, there will be a difference in the travel experience.
It's partly about the battery size and partly about the charging possibilities along the way.
The difference between refuelling a fossil car and charging an electric car can be summarised as follows:
Fossil car: Stand in line to get a pump. Refuel. Drive to the parking lot and park. Do what you have to do, have a coffee, etc.
Electric car: Drive directly to the parking lot and park. Connect the charger. Do what you have to do, have a coffee etc.
Cars that can use high-power charging networks, e.g. Tesla, Audi or Porsche, can charge in a few minutes so they can easily reach the next charger along the way. Often you don't have time to finish coffee before the car is ready to move on.
No. The smart way to minimise charging times is to charge just so much that you get to the next charger, e.g. 150-200 kilometres. The charging of an electric is fastest when the battery is nearly empty, actually much like a mobile phone. One rule of thumb is to reach the charger with 8-10% left in the battery and then charge so you reach the next charger with 8-10% left.
Yeah, what can happen? If, for example, there is a queue, the car consumes very little power.
Spending time in a queue is rarely a problem.
Many people are worried about driving in mountainous areas, such as the Alps. Doesn't the car consume tons of energy going up a tall mountain? In reality, it is not that big of a difference when you also have to include the driving down the mountain. Then there is often no power consumption at all, and sometimes the battery is charged on the way down. Here is see an example from the San Bernardino pass in Switzerland:
812 Wh driving up the mountain, -28 Wh down. The final consumption crossing the pass was 3 kWh/10 kilometres,
just a tad more than driving on flat ground. Another reason for the relatively low consumption is that you
hopefully drive a lot slower in mountains than over flat ground.
If range gets really tight, just slow down to 90km/h. Then consumption goes down by at least 30-40%.
Of course, you can drive on the Autobahn with an electric car! There are usually EV chargers on the petrol stations along the way. With some electric cars, it is also possible to drive in the fast lane. A powerful electric car consumes 3-4kWh / 10 kilometres when driven actively. It also shows how efficient an electric car is compared to a fossil car. A similarly powerful fossil car typically consumes over 2 litres of fuel per 10 kilometres driven at the same pace.