Australian Hyundai Ioniq 5 2023: 11kW AC charging rate test & can owner set max charging limit with app?

In their marketing Hyundai Australia promise that all versions of their Ioniq 5 (2023) electric car are capable of a 10.5kW AC charging rate. At home using a single phase 7kW charger the promised charging time from 10% to 100% is approximately 11hr 45min.

I tested this at my local shopping centre Ocular AC charging station, using my 7m Type 2 to Type 2 EV Charging Cable (22kW, 32 amp) cable and a Hyundai Ioniq 5 Dynamiq base model 2023 (which I had on loan for a week to review).

I plugged one end of the cable into the car charger port.

I plugged the other end of the cable into the Ocular brand AC charging station.

After a few seconds charging started and I saw that the Ioniq 5 Dynamiq was charging at a rate of 11.1kW.

By the time I returned from shopping the rate had increased to 11.4kW.

Both of these are more than the promised 10.5kW AC charge rate so this is an excellent result for the Ioniq 5.

As a side note one common question about the Australian Ioniq 5 is can you can set the maximum charge percentage level using an app?

The answer is No because there is no remote app control for the Australian Ioniq 5 2023 model.

However using the in car touchscreen on a Australian Ioniq 5 2023 model you can manually control the AC charging rate as well as set separate maximum percentage levels for AC and DC charging to stop at automatically.

As a side note Hyundai have done a great job with the 360 degree cameras on the Australian Ioniq 5 2023 model and their vision display on the central touchscreen.

These both made it very easy to fit into the tight shopping centre charging bay without worrying about scraping the car or damaging the mirrors, leaving plenty of space for the car next to me to open their passenger doors.

Type 2 to Type 2 Cable Buying Tips

I recommend buying your Type 2 to Type 2 cable from an Australian retailer like EVSE or Jetcharge so you have a good warranty and are supporting the local EV accessory industry.

You could get a shorter, cheaper 5m cable but I find the 7m length is handy as you never know how far the charging station will be from your car charging port.

Some electric vehicle (EV) owners buy a Type 2 to Type 2 EV Charging Cable (7kW, 32amp) to save a little bit of money.

This is a slower slightly cheaper cable available for purchase for cars like the BYD Atto 3, MG ZS EV 2021, MG4 Excite 2023 and Hyundai Kona EV 2021 that don’t support 11kW AC charging.

However if you later buy a newer electric car that is capable of 11kW AC charge rate or rent an EV capable of 11kW AC charge rate (eg common rental models Tesla Model 3 and Polestar 2) then this wastes an opportunity to charge that EV much faster at an AC charging station.


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