An EV charger, short for Electric Vehicle charger, is a device used to supply electric energy to recharge the batteries of electric vehicles (EVs). Essentially, it's the equivalent of a fuel pump for traditional cars, but for electric vehicles. EV chargers come in various types and configurations, ranging from basic home charging units to sophisticated public charging stations.
EV chargers come in 2 basic types

AC (alternating current) and DC (direct current)

There are also level 1 and level 2 chargers and this generally relates to speed,

AC chargers are generally a little slower as your car will need to convert the AC electricity into the DC that is stored in your battery. They are suited to most home and residential installations given the cheaper price and limited power available from the grid for domestic installations

AC chargers come in portable plug in type and fast wall mounted type.
AC Level 1 - portable generally 2.4 kW (10 amp) 3.6 kW (15amp)
AC Level 2 - Fast chargers generally Range from 7 - 22 kW

The 10 amp version can use a standard power socket and is a trickle charger
The 15 amp and 7-22kW wall mounted fast chargers will require a new electrical circuit to be added.

DC chargers are a lot faster but a lot more expensive they range in capacity from 24 kW to over 350 kW. They are generally used in commercial and public infrastructure where there is more power available.
The world’s fastest EV charger, the Terra 360 from ABB, boasts a full charge time of under 15 minutes for many vehicles or around 100km's in 3 minutes

This all depends on your car and it's battery size along with the type of charger your using. To give you an idea of speeds for a Tesla Model Y

75 kWh Battery -  approx. 480Km range
Time to charge
10 Amp level 1 portable plug charger - 36-40 hours
15 Amp Level 1 portable plug charger 24 hours
7 kW Level 2 AC fast charger - 11 Hours
22 kW Level 2 AC fast charger - 8 hours
Commercial Chargers 
60 kW DC charger - 1.25 Hours
150 kW - DC charger - 40 minutes
The Australian Electric Vehicle Council estimates that the cost of operating an EV is $4 per 100 kilometres. Additionally, Canstar Blue estimates that charging an electric vehicle in Perth and throughout Australia will cost between a third and a quarter less than refuelling an internal combustion engine vehicle
We are always looking for new and innovative products with increasing smart options. However trouble free easy operation is our number 1 focus.

1st choice for a residential smart charger.
WallBox Pulsar Max 

Fronius Watt pilot with OCPP
Schneider EV Link
Delta AC Max Smart

At the forefront of smart charging technology lies the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), a pivotal feature that sets the standard for intelligent EV charging solutions.

With OCPP compatibility, our chargers enable seamless communication with other OCPP devices and integration with third-party services. This facilitates optimized charging strategies, including leveraging cost-saving tariffs aligned with fluctuating energy market prices.

OCPP: The Essential Feature OCPP serves as the cornerstone of forward-thinking EV charging, providing users with enhanced connectivity and control over their charging experience.

Exploring Optional Features:
  1. Multiple Charger Load Management Effortlessly coordinate multiple chargers to evenly distribute electrical load, safeguarding against overwhelming the household's main circuit breaker.
  2. Household Loads Demand Management Tailored for homes with high power demands, our chargers employ advanced load balancing to prevent circuit overload while prioritizing EV charging.
  3. Extended Cable Length Opt for an untethered charger paired with a lengthy 'Type 2 to Type 2' cable, ensuring flexibility in charging regardless of parking configurations.
  4. Timers for Tariff Optimization Harness the power of time-of-use tariffs with intuitive timer settings, seamlessly syncing charging schedules with off-peak hours and optimizing energy consumption.
  5. Secure Access Control Elevate security and peace of mind with PIN code access, ensuring only authorized users can initiate charging sessions.
  6. Individual Car Electricity Use Tracking Efficiently manage expenses among multiple drivers with our chargers' ability to track electricity consumption per user or vehicle, facilitated through automatic detection or unique identifiers like codes or RFID cards.

Possibly but often not.

If you have a Level 1 trickle charger that is 10 or 15 Amps then it should not be an issue.

If you have bought a hard wired wall mounted level 2 charger then it gets more complex.

All electrical equipment in Australia needs to meet our design standards and be certified before it can be sold or installed, many of these devices are not ad being licensed electricians we have a duty to ensure the safety through following strict guidelines and requirements.

The other issue is ongoing support in the event there is an issue. We know with the chargers we sell our suppliers are there to support you with Australian consumer protection laws and requirements.