Frequently asked questions
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The Amina charger is a much safer choice than the regular household outlet and is developed according to the latest safety regulations and international standards. An EV charger can handle a much higher load, over a longer period of time, than a socket. It also includes extra safety features, which makes the charging safer. In 2022, the Norwegian Electrotechnical Committee (NEK) prohibited* to install a socket to be used for car charging. The reason is simple: fire safety. The Norwegian national ban on installing a standard socket as a charging point only applies to new installations. It’s still legal to charge your EV using a dedicated socket that has been installed before 01.06.2022, given that it’s in accordance with NEK 400, the Norwegian Electrotechnical Committee's installation standard.
Amina is available in most major electronics stores, through your local electrician and through some electricity providers. Click on the "where to buy" button to see all our partners and resellers.
The Amina charger must be installed behind a type A or B earth fault protector for protection against AC leakage current. DC leakage current is handled by the charger. The Amina charger comes with an Residual Direct Current Detecting Device (RDC-DD) according to the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) IEC62955 standard. This is a new standard that is specially adapted to electric vehicle (EV) chargers. DC protection is integrated into the charger. An electrician physically installs an earth fault circuit breaker Type A (or B) in the fuse box, in accordance with NEK-400.
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On a general basis, there is no one we directly recommend. Nor is there anyone we specifically advise against, but please note that some older charging cables can be trickier to plug in. Having said that, we would recommend avoiding charging cables that are longer than the standard for charging cables allows, which is 7.5 meters. This is because some cars may have problems with the pilot signal on lengths over 7.5 meters. The consequence may be that charging is interrupted or unstable because the charging station does not have a stable pilot signal. (The pilot signal is the communication between the charging station and the car).
The charging cable is locked during the charging session. If the charging is scheduled either via the car or the power company to start later or when the prices are low, the cable will also be locked until the charging starts (you can unlock the cable by unlocking the car). Apart from this, the charger does not have any cable locking functionality.
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