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Electric Vehicle Charging Points

 

 

 


Electric Vehicle Charging at Broadway Manor Cottages

 

At Broadway Manor Cottages we have installed two electric vehicle charging points which are available free of charge to our guests (a small charge may apply to other users, please contact us for further information).

We have a 'Slow' point, a standard 13 Amp supply (6-8 hours for full charge) currently the most common method of charging electric vehicles and a 'Fast' point with a 32 Amp supply (3-4 hours).

Nearly all electric models can be slow charged with a charging cable with the appropriate connectors; a standard three-pin plug or Blue Commando connector (IEC 60309) at the charging point end and either a Commando unit or the more modern gun shaped SAE J1772 socket for connection to the vehicle.

Fast charging reduces charge times to around half that of a slow charge by at least doubling the current to around 32 amps (7 kW). The time for a full charge is typically 3 to 4 hours. Most commercial and many public on-street chargers already use this technology however it is very likely that this charge rate will become increasingly used across the UK.

While not all electric vehicles are able to accept a fast charge at 32 amps, most can be connected to them (with the right connector) and will draw either 13 or 32 amps depending on their capability. While Blue Commando plugs (IEC 60309) were the most common connector type used at the charger end, these are steadily being replaced by the more versatile 7-pin Mennekes plug (IEC 62196).

If you would like to use our charging points please contact us for further information.