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Electric Car Charger Installation

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Do you need help with your electric car charger installation? Whether you own a Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt, BMW i3…or any other electric vehicle, we are your go-to electric vehicle charging installation electrician. We have a lot of experience with installing many different home electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for many different EVs. We go above and beyond to treat our customers just like family and know very well the meaning of respect and courtesy.

It’s not as easy as plugging your car into a regular old outlet to juice it up. Sure, that EV you just bought came with a cord so you can plug it into a 120V outlet, but it takes FOREVER to charge your vehicle this way. Our licensed electricians can help you install EV charging stations that allow you to fully charge your electric vehicle up to three to five times faster than what your EV comes with.

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Installation done by a licensed electrician for your basic level 2 home EV charger will vary, depending on the setup of your home. A licensed electrician will do a walk-through of the project, and will explain in detail what all will need to be done for the installation before they start. Anything and everything electrical should be handled by a professional. That said, a licensed electrician should install your home EV charging station to ensure safety and compliance with NEC standards. We know that everyone’s set up can be different. We walkthrough each project with that in mind, and give you the most accurate, affordable option available for precise installation. Save time and upgrade your EV charging station for a faster charge and convenience. Call us today.

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Your electric car is a vehicle of the future, but unfortunately, commercial charging stations are still few and far between. Don’t worry about your battery going dead when you’re miles from the nearest station. Instead, juice up your car overnight with a home charging station, also known as Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment. This technology will power up your car four times faster than the 120-volt charging cable that came with your electric car! Technically, an EV charger isn’t a “charger” at all. The actual charger is inside of your vehicle. The wall-mounted equipment that our electricians will install supplies 240 volts of electricity right to your electric car. Then, the advanced technology in your vehicle will convert that AC energy into the DC power that really charges your car’s battery.

Here’s a little breakdown of the different charger levels for EVs.  Level 1 EV Charger: Uses your standard 3-prong 120v household outlet (included with the electric vehicle), 36 hours to fully charge the battery. Level 2 EV Charger: Uses a 240v outlet, same as your clothing dryer (that isn’t hardwired), 6.5 hours to fully charge the battery using the ClipperCreek LEVEL 2 HCS-40PR EV charging station (just one example of a popular EV charger brand), For most brands of EVs, typically 3 to 5 times faster to fully charge the battery than a level 1 EV charger (120v outlet). Level 3 EV Charger (aka DC Fast Charger, Tesla’s Supercharger): Uses a 480 volt 3-Phase AC input (Blink brand DC Fast Charger), Very expensive unit, and because of this, not really a home option. An on-the-go option, similar to a gas station to “fill up”/recharge, A little over an hour to fully charge the battery, 30 minutes to charge 50% of the battery (using Tesla and Tesla’s Supercharger).

As an owner of an electric car, you would only want the best service professionals installing the charging panels. We have extensive experience installing car charging panels for cars like Tesla, BMWs, Nissan and many more. Typical chargers used for home charging are either Level 1 or Level 2. The major difference between the two is the speed of charging. Level 1 will give you a full range charge in 16 hours while with Level 2 you can get a full range in 4 hours. Before deciding you should consider the length of the intended use of your car on a day to day basis. While installing a charger it is important to note the length of the cord. The National Electrical Code allows the maximum Cord length of 25 Feet. You would want to measure the distance from the intended location of the car charger to where the car is usually parked. Another factor that you should consider before installing an electric car charger is the capacity of the electrical circuit. If the rate of car charging is the same as or more than the capacity of wiring, there is a risk of flipping the circuit breaker.

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