EV Charging Basics – 4 Things To Avoid When Using An EV Charger

Electric vehicles, or EVs, are becoming increasingly popular in Lion City due to the number of individuals becoming more eco-conscious. Due to the prevalence of electric cars, more and more EV charging stations have risen in Singapore.

However, using an EV charger can be tricky. Electric car drivers and owners like you should avoid a few things to ensure a smooth and safe charging experience. In this article, we will go over four activities you should sidestep when using an EV charger.

4 Things To Avoid When Using An EV Charging Station In Singapore

1. Using the Wrong EV Charger Type

Not all EV charging stations are the same. Some use alternating current or AC, while others power cars through direct current or DC. Using the wrong charger type can damage your vehicle or make it take longer to power up. Before using an EV charger, ensure you know what your electric car requires and only use that charger type.

2. Plugging Into a Damaged Charger

Before plugging in your car to an EV charging station, inspect the charger for any signs of damage. Look for frayed cords or exposed wires that may endanger yourself and your fellow EV drivers. If a charger looks disfigured, do not use it and report it to the authorities.

3. Leaving Your Vehicle Unattended While Charging

You should never leave your vehicle unattended while it is powering up at EV charging points. Not paying attention to your car can be a security risk and a fire hazard, which can cause vehicle damages and accidents involving yourself and your fellow EV charger users.

4. Overcharging your EV

Every electric car has a recommended charging time. Spending too much time at EV charging points can lead to overcharging, damaging your vehicle’s battery. Be sure to monitor your EV while it is powering and unplug it as soon as it finishes charging to avoid issues and safety hazards.

Using an EV charger can be confusing and overwhelming—especially if it is your first time at an EV charging station. However, learning about and understanding the things you should avoid when powering up your car can allow you to ensure a pleasant, safe, and efficient charging experience that will not pose risks to yourself or your fellow EV charger users.

Now that you know what to avoid when using an EV charger, you are finally ready to use one from SP Mobility. Check out its website to learn about its numerous EV charging station locations.