Wallboxes & mobile ev car chargers for the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid

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Are you looking for the best charging option for an BMW 330e plug-in hybrid? Then you have come to the right place, because it is not necessary to charge your car with a BMW wallbox. There are many possibilities to charge your car and we help you to make the right choice, step by step.

The BMW 330e plug-in hybrid needs a Mennekes type 2 plug and the car has a maximum AC charging capacity of 3.7 kW. This means that your car with a wallbox at home will never charge faster than that. In addition, the car has an usable battery capacity of 12 kWh.

Of course, it is also possible that you do not want to use a wallbox but a mobile wallbox, which is why you will find all the important charging information about the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid here.  

Charge pointMax.PowerTime
Mobile wallbox
(2.3 kW)
230V / 1x10A    2.3 kW 5h13m
1-phase 16A
(3.7 kW)
230V / 1x16A    3.7 kW 3h15m
1-phase 25A 
(5.8 kW)
230V / 1x16A    3.7 kW * 3h15m
1-phase 32A 
(7.4 kW)
230V / 1x16A    3.7 kW * 3h15m
3-phase 16A 
(11 kW)
230V / 1x16A    3.7 kW * 3h15m
3-phase 25A 
(17 kW)
230V / 1x16A    3.7 kW * 3h15m
3-phase 32A 
(22 kW)
230V / 1x16A    3.7 kW * 3h15m

* = Charging speed limited by vehicle

EV Charging cable for BMW 330e plug-in hybrid

The BMW 330e plug-in hybrid has a mennekes connection, so it requires a type 2 ev charging cable. The car has a 1-phase 3.7 kW charging capacity. It is therefore possible to use both a phase 3 and phase 1 ev charging cable, because a heavier cable has no influence on the charging capacity.

Looking for a charging cable for this car? Then click here.

Wallbox for BMW 330e plug-in hybrid

The electric BMW 330e plug-in hybrid has a maximum charging power of 3.7 kW with an usable battery capacity of 12 kWh. This means that charging via a wallbox can be useful. A number of things are useful to know for this. A wallbox with a heavier charging capacity will not charge more than the maximum load capacity of your car, but it can't hurt either. Wallboxes have 4 charging capacities, provided that these cannot be adjusted yourself:

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

Fuse box connection for the wallbox
Choosing the best wallbox for your BMW 330e plug-in hybrid does not depend on your fuse box in this case. Almost every fuse box can handle the power of 16A / 3.7 kW, even if you still have a 1 phase connection. Keep in mind that sometimes there may not be enough space and the fuse box may need to be expanded. What may be wise to consider is an 11 kW wallbox of 3 phases if you already have a fuse box with a 3 phase connection. With such a wallbox you are immediately prepared for the future, because most fully electric cars have a charging capacity of 11 kW for which a 3 phase connection is required. If you expect a fully electric car in the future, then a wallbox with a 3.7 kW charging capacity will probably have too low a charging capacity.

Mobile wallbox for BMW 330e plug-in hybrid

With a mobile wallbox (also called portable ev charger), you can charge your hybrid or electric car through a normal socket at home. So is the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid. Sockets at home have a power of 220 volts. A mobile wallbox is equipped in such a way that it can be connected to that power grid. Often, charging at home via the socket is less fast, but for this battery capacity and charging speed, the difference is not very big. The most economical solution for the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid and still use the maximum charging capacity is therefore the mobile wallbox

A mobile wallbox can usually charge 2.3 or 3.7 kW  (10 or 16A), so you can also charge the car just as fast via a mobile wallbox. Make sure that you take into account the rest of the power consumption on the same group. 16A is more power than usual in your household consumed by a device, this can have nasty consequences. Also, you cannot put the mobile wallbox on every extension cord, we also have special extension cables for that.

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