How to charge your electric vehicle using an ESB Fast charge point

We have two different types of fast chargers on our network (Efacec QC45 and Circontrol Raption 50). Fast chargers are generally found in motorway service stations and selected car parks to allow for longer journeys. These charging points can charge a car up to 80% in approximately 30 minutes depending on car type and battery size. The video below shows you a step-by-step guide on how to charge your electric vehicle using an ESB Efacec fast charger (50kW).




Our multi-standard fast charge points have three connector types: CHAdeMO, CCS/Combo and Fast AC.


chademo connector head 1. DC CHAdeMO : This connector is used to charge Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi vehicles.




CCS connector head2. CCS COMBO: This connector is used to charge EVs such as BMW, Volkswagen, Hyundai etc.




AC connector head
3. AC 43: This connector is used to charge EV's such as the Renault Zoe.


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ESB's Circontrol fast charge points

ESB's Circontrol Raption 50 charge points have three connector types: DC CHAdeMO, CCS and AC. These charge points currently provide up to 44kW on CHAdeMO and CCS connectors, and up to 22kW on the AC connector depending on your car type.

Please note it is not possible to charge two vehicles simultaneously using the DC CHAdeMO and CCS connectors. However the AC connector can be used at the same time as one of the DC connectors.

Tips when using this fast charger:

  • To release the CCS connector, push the connector upwards and then slide out.
  • To release the CHAdeMO connector, firmly push the release button forward until it covers the “OK" wording completely.
  • When using the AC outlet, ensure the connector is firmly pushed into the charger. If not, the charging will not start.