The function of the charging pile is similar to that of the fuel dispenser in the gas station. It can be fixed on the ground or wall and installed in public buildings (public buildings, shopping malls, public parking lots, etc.) and residential parking lots or charging stations. It can charge various types of electric vehicles according to different voltage levels. The input end of the charging pile is directly connected with the AC power grid, and the output end is equipped with a charging plug for charging the electric vehicle. The charging pile generally provides two charging methods: conventional charging and fast charging. People can use a specific charging card to swipe the card on the man-machine interactive operation interface provided by the charging pile to print the corresponding charging method, charging time, cost data, etc. the charging pile display screen can display the charging amount, cost, charging time and other data.
By the end of June 2020, the number of all kinds of charging piles in China had reached 1322000, including 558000 public charging piles, ranking first in the world.
By installation method
It can be divided into floor mounted charging pile and wall mounted charging pile. The floor mounted charging pile is suitable for installation in the parking space not close to the wall. The wall mounted charging pile is suitable for installation in the parking space close to the wall.
By installation location
According to the installation location, it can be divided into public charging piles and special charging piles. Public charging piles are built in public parking lots (garages) combined with parking lots to provide public charging services for social vehicles. The special charging pile is the charging pile used by the internal personnel of the construction unit (enterprise) for its own parking lot (garage). Self use charging pile is a charging pile built in a personal parking space (garage) to provide charging for private users. Charging piles are generally constructed in combination with parking spaces in parking lots (garages). The protection grade of the charging pile installed outdoors shall not be lower than IP54. The protection grade of the charging pile installed indoors shall not be lower than IP32.
Points by charging interface
It can be divided into one pile charging and one pile multi charging.
By charging mode
Charging pile (plug) can be divided into DC charging pile (plug), AC charging pile (plug) and AC / DC integrated charging pile (plug).