Frequently asked questions
Charging with a charging station is not only much faster, but also a lot safer than with a normal wall socket. A wall socket at home is not designed to draw that much power for hours at a time. By choosing a charging station on your driveway or in your garage, you can avoid the risk of overload and fire.
There can be many reasons for this. First of all, not all cars are capable of absorbing the full 22 kW. In addition, it is possible that the grid simply cannot handle this, especially if you connect several cars at the same time. Also, if a lot of power is being used at the same time, your car may be running up against its charging limits. Furthermore, there may be a buffer set on the amount of power consumption. Or you might only be allowed to charge during certain hours.
To charge efficiently and safely, you need at least a 220 V connection. To get the most out of your Blitz Power Station, that would even be a 400 V connection. If necessary, ask your electricity supplier whether this is the case, if you are not sure.
The duration of electric charging depends on the size of your battery pack and how much power your car can absorb. The calculation is simple: if your battery pack is 66 kW and your car can charge at 22 kWh, then you need to divide 66 by 22, which works out to about 3 hours of charging. Please note: this only applies if you are charging from 0% to 100%, which is almost never the case. So usually, your car will be charged faster.
The cost of installation depends on any changes to the grid, the distance between your electricity cabinet and the charging point and whether you want certain extras. On average, the installation costs about €500. In addition, you should bear in mind that the cost price is also determined by the type of charging station: upright or hanging, a single or double charging point, with or without a charging cable or plug.
The cost price at home differs from the cost price in a public car park. In a public car park, you pay between €0.22 and €0.35 per kWh. Charging at home is obviously cheaper. In Belgium, the cost price depends on your supplier and the time of charging. On average, you will end up between €0.06 and €0.11 per kWh. With a 66 kW battery and a price of €0.10 per kWh, that works out at €6.6 for a full tank. Naturally, this price only applies if you are charging from 0% to 100%, which is almost never the case. A full tank will therefore be slightly cheaper.
A charging cable is needed to charge your car. Some charging stations have it built in as standard, so you don’t need to use the cable that comes with the car. If there is no built-in cable, you must use the cable supplied for both the car’s socket and your charging station.
It is strongly advised to have your charging station installed and configured by a specialist installer. A faulty installation can be very dangerous. If you do know how to handle this, at least have the installation inspected by an official inspector. This is also required by law.
Our charging station and software are designed to allow you to expand your charging fleet with ease. You can even link charging points at different locations using the same charging management system. Do keep in mind that new cables will need to be laid.
Simply request a quote via our website. An installer will then contact you soon. You can also visit the installer’s website and request a Blitz Power Station there, of course.
Blitz Power Station is equipped with a Type2 cable. It fits into almost any hybrid or electric car sold in Europe.
AC stands for alternating current, DC for direct current. AC power can be drawn directly from the grid, while DC power requires a transformer. A DC charger is faster, but significantly more expensive than an AC charger. This is also the reason why you see DC chargers along the highway and AC chargers at home and in car parks. Blitz Power charging stations are all based on AC power.
Every meter box has at least a 230 V single-phase connection with a capacity of 16 A or 32 A. The maximum charging speed is then 3.7 kW and 7.4 kW respectively. Many households, especially in Flanders, are already equipped with a three-phase connection, 3×230 V with a capacity of 16 A or 32 A. This allows you to charge at 11 kW or 22 kW respectively. If your home does not yet have a three-phase connection, be sure to contact your grid operator. In many cases, this can be expanded at a reasonable price.
Charging cards are not included in the standard package for your charging station. Are you interested in them nonetheless? Then we will of course put you in touch with our software partner, Mobiflow. It is also possible for your installer to offer their own software platform. In that case, you can of course get in touch with him/her.