EV Chargers & mobile ev car chargers for the BMW i3s 120 Ah

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Are you looking for the best charging option for an BMW i3s 120 Ah? Then you have come to the right place, because you don’t need a BMW EV Charger to charge your car. There are many possibilities to charge your car and we help you to make the right choice, step by step.

The BMW i3s 120 Ah needs a Mennekes type 2 plug and the car has a maximum AC charging capacity of 11 kW. This means that your car with a EV Charger at home will never charge faster than that. In addition, the car has an usable battery capacity of 37.9 kWh.

Of course, it is also possible that you do not want to use a EV Charger but a mobile EV Charger or a EV Charger with a lower charging capacity. That is why you will find here all the important charging information about the BMW i3s 120 Ah.

Charge pointMax.PowerTime
Mobile EV Charger (2.3 kW)230V /1x10A2.3 kW19h30m
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)230V /1x16A3.7 kW12h15m
1-phase 25A (5.8 kW)230V /1x25A5.8 kW 7h45m
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)230V /1x32A7.4 kW 6h15m
3-phase 16A (11 kW)400V /3x16A11 kW 4h15m
3-phase 25A (17 kW)400V /3x16A11 kW *4h15m
3-phase 32A (22 kW)400V /3x16A11 kW *4h15m

* = Charging speed limited by vehicle

EV charging cable for BMW i3s 120 Ah

The BMW i3s 120 Ah has a mennekes connection, so it requires a type 2 ev charging cable. The car has a 3-phase 11 kW charging capacity. It is therefore only possible to use a phase 3 ev charging cable of 11 or 22 KW if you charge 11 kW.

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EV Charger for BMW i3s 120 Ah

The electric BMW i3s 120 Ah has a maximum charging power of 11 kW with an usable battery capacity of 37.9 kWh. This means that charging via a EV Charger is advisable. A number of things are useful to know for this. A EV Charger with a heavier charging capacity will not charge more than the maximum load capacity of your car, but it can't hurt either. A EV Charger with a lighter power is also possible and can be useful, for example, when the fuse box is not suitable for heavy charging. The EV Charger will never charge heavier than what it is made for. EV Chargers have 4 charging capacities, provided that these cannot be adjusted yourself:

3.7 kW EV Charger (1 phase of 16A): will charge a maximum of 3.7 kW for this car.
7.4 kW EV Charger (1 phase of 32A): will charge a maximum of 3.7 kW for this car.
11 kW EV Charger (3 phases of 16A): will charge a maximum of 11 kW for this car.
22 kW EV Charger (3 phases of 32A) : will charge a maximum of 11 kW for this car

Fuse box connection for the EV Charger
Choosing the best EV Charger for your BMW i3s 120 Ah depends not only on the possibilities of the car but also for a large part of the fuse box connection. Especially whether you have a 1 or 3 phase connection at home or at work. The BMW i3s 120 Ah can charge on 3 phases and can therefore load the maximum charging capacity (if it is at least 3 x 16A). If you don’t have a 3 phase connection yet, but you will get it in the future. You can still buy a 3 phase EV Charger and just connect 1 phase so you can still charge your car in the meantime.

If you have a 1 phase connection, you cannot charge the maximum charging capacity of 11 kW, you will always only charge a maximum of 3.7 kW regardless of the power of the EV Charger. You can also read this article from us with more information about the connection in your fuse box.

Mobile EV Charger for BMW i3s 120 Ah

With a mobile EV Charger (also called portable ev charger), you can charge your hybrid or electric car through a normal socket at home. So is the BMW i3s 120 Ah. Sockets at home have a power of about 220 volt, depending on your country. A mobile EV Charger is equipped in such a way that it can be connected to that power grid.

For your BMW i3s 120 Ah you need to have a Type 2 mobile EV Charger. Of course, charging at home via the socket is less fast, but it can certainly be sufficient for hybrid or electric cars with a smaller battery. A mobile EV Charger can usually charge 2.3 or 3.7 kW  (10 or 16A). Due to the high battery capacity of the BMW i3 120 Ah, we recommend using a portable ev charger mainly as a backup or as an emergency solution.

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