Safely Charging Your Electric Vehicle At Home

Find out about the precautions we recommend to keep you and your family safe when charging your electric vehicle at home.

Electric vehicles use electricity to charge, and just like other electronics in your home, there are some precautions you should take to ensure you and your family are safe using this equipment.

For more information, read below or check out our fact sheet to make sure you’re buying and using safe equipment to charge your electrical vehicle.

Quick safety tips for electric vehicle charging:

  • Only use electric vehicle charging adaptors supplied by the vehicle manufacturer or by an electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) manufacturer.
  • Don’t use any household adaptor (such as a multi-box, double plug or a travel plug) between EVSE such as an In-Cord Control and Protection Device IC-CPD and a socket outlet.
  • Never use damaged or modified charging equipment – such as overseas equipment that has been fitted with a New Zealand plug.
  • Don’t use any faulty charging equipment, get it checked by the manufacturer.
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