Having an awareness of the electrical capacity of your property is crucial when choosing a charging unit. Most residential households are equipped with single-phase (1-phase) switchboards, and commercial buildings are usually equipped with 3-phase switchboards. However, this is not always the case, and there is no harm in double-checking. There is no point in purchasing a charging unit that does not complement the electrical capacity of your property. Doing so is hazardous to both the electrical system of the property as well as the charging unit itself.
There are several ways to find out the electrical capacity of your property’s switchboard. One of the easiest ways is by simply checking your property switchboard. A single-phase switchboard ultimately has the main switch lever (one pole wide). A 3-phase switchboard has 3 main switch levers (3 poles wide and looks like a triple switch). Other ways of checking whether your property is 1-phase or 3-phase are by checking in and calling your utility company, or asking an electrician to come out and have a look.
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