JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Cars with electric technology provide a variety of conveniences for its users, such as charging (charge) which can be done at home like an electronic device.
This makes the effectiveness of using daily time better because users do not have to always stop by a public charging station when the available power in the car is low, as in conventional vehicles.
As an illustration, a car is used everyday to go from home to office until the afternoon. When returning home (afternoon / evening), the car is plugged into the electricity until morning again or the car wants to be used to work.
“Then if the power is not fully charged, the car can be charged again at the office parking area. So you don’t have to go to the SPKLU,” said Bayu Ardi, Assistant Manager of Fleet & GSO PT. Hyundai Motors Indonesia to Kompas.com recently.
However, there are several things that should be considered when charging electric car at the residence. One of them is the wattage capacity that must be sufficient.
In the case of Hyundai Ioniq Electric, the manufacturer recommends the minimum electrical power in the home is 2,200 VA. The reason is that the power line is stable even though various household appliances are turned on simultaneously, such as water pumps, air conditioners, and refrigerators.
“But if 1,300 VA maybe still can, but on portable charger Ioniq must be set to 8A before plugging it into the car. We don’t recommend 450 kVa – 900 kV, “said Bayu.
Portable charger is a device that becomes an integral part of this type of car. So, when buying a pure electric car or plug-in hybrid, the manufacturer will automatically provide it.
Here’s how to use it portable charger Ioniq:
1. Install the home outlet first,
2. Then the ICCB (white box between the cables) will light up,
3. Make sure if it does not flash red,
4. After turning on normally, on the back side there is a black button for setting the current from 8A – 10A – 12A by pressing it for 3 seconds,
5. If it is turned on at 8A, then you can plug the charger head into the car,
6. The unit will start charging.
“If you are left sleeping, don’t worry because if the battery is 100 percent, the car will automatically cut off the electricity,” said Bayu.
“Then if the electric current needed is insufficient, it will not be snapped. But the electric current flowing into the car will be stopped until the required power is sufficient again. Safe,” he continued.
To take off portable charger when not 100 percent, the owner should press the door unlock button on the driver’s side. Then within 15 seconds, immediately pull the charger head from the car to stop charging.
As for the time it takes to charge Ioniq from 0-100 percent through portable charger is 17 hours 30 minutes. Based on Kompas.com’s experience, within 6 hours the battery is only charged from 25 percent – 75 percent.
“Charging from 80-100 percent does slow down a little so that the battery is in prime condition. It’s the same if it’s charging through fast charging, “said Bayu again.