The most common option for charging at home or the workplace is the wall-mounted charger as offered by Garo – and you can secure a grant to buy one for your home
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As part of Garo’s electric vehicle charging series, this piece focuses on the most common option for charging at home or the workplace – the wall-mounted charger. With Garo’s GLB charger, a hybrid EV can be fully charged in about three hours, and a pure electric EV in about six hours.

Fingal County Council and the Commission of Regulation of Water and Energy CRU are two of the high-profile organisations to choose this type of charger for their installations through Garo. The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has chosen public street chargers as their most appropriate solution – there will be a focus on this range in the next edition of the series.

For EV home charging, you can avail of an electric vehicle home charger grant through the SEAI.

Small, safe, smart – key benefits of wall mounted chargers


Garo home chargers have small dimensions, are easy to install, user friendly and, above all, safe. There is a range of versions available including RFID functionality, giving the user control of who can use the charger.

An input for low tariff or night rate charging allows the user to plug their car in at any time, but charging will only take place at times that are specified by the user, such as low tariff/night rates.

The choice is yours: 1) a basic charger; 2) the most popular model featuring load balancing and low tariff options; or 3) the smartest wall charger with Wi-Fi,  RFID, 4G,and cloud billing options. Type 2 socket outlet, Type 2 or Type 1 fixed cable. 3,7 – 22kW where protection is already mounted in the distribution cabinet.

A unique dynamic load balancing function ensures that the installation’s main protective device is safeguarded by the EV charging station. As the power demands of your electricity system alter, the charger will respond accordingly, telling the EV to reduce or stop charging when power usage is high in your system, and to increase when your overall electricity load has reduced.

Multi-point charging available


If you have the need for multi-point charging, choose a cluster of up to 32 units, which will be soon available with 3G connection. These clusters can be load balanced locally without a connection to a cloud service and with the upcoming 3G functions via OCPP 1.6 through a back office.

The motorised interlock prevents the vehicle owner’s lead from a locked-in position. In the event of a power cut, the inbuilt power reserve will also remove the interlock, allowing the user to disconnect and drive.

To find out what kind of solution is most appropriate for your site, or to find out more, visit www.garo.ie/evcharging.

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As part of Garo’s electric vehicle charging series, this piece focuses on the most common option for charging at home or the workplace – the wall-mounted charger. With Garo’s GLB charger, a hybrid EV can be fully charged in about three hours, and a pure electric EV in about...