ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING SYSTEM
Our expert Kitchener electricians will help you choose the right electric vehicle charging station for your home that meets the requirements for to charge your electric car. Call the experts at Home-Pro Electric today to get a consultation on your next electric car charging system.
Facts About Electric Car Charging Stations
When you own a plug-in electric vehicle, you have the ease and convenience of re-fueling at home. If you drive an all-electric car, you won’t even need to fill up at a gas station anymore. If you are one of the two-thirds of all drivers who travel less than 40 miles or less a day, you can easily recharge your car at home while you sleep.
What do I need to know? Depending on the electric car you choose, you can plug-in to a conventional 120-volt household outlet with very little set-up, or install a 240-volt circuit (also used for clothes dryers) for faster charging. Plugin electric vehicles (PEVs) come with a 120-volt cord set that will have a three-prong plug at one end to plug into the wall outlet and an automotive standardized connector at the other end to connect to the vehicle. Charging your vehicle at 240-volts, which takes about half the time to charge than with a 120-volts, requires the installation of a dedicated circuit and charging station at your home.
If you are interested in having a electric car charging station installed at your Kitchener home, there are several things to consider:
Conduct a home power assessment. Check with a certified Kitchener electrician at Home-Pro Electric to determine if your home’s current power capacity can support the energy required for the charging station, or if an upgrade is warranted. Newer homes built in the last 10 to 20 years are equipped with more amps of power than older homes. You will need to make sure your home can support the additional power requirement.
When you work with our Kitchener electricians we help you select the correct PEV charging station to fit your needs. We will provide you with several charges from the top manufactures. There are many style such as pole-mounted, wall-mounted and free standing stations are available for 120-volt and 240-volt chargers.
Car charging stations start around $1,200 and up. If you are in an apartment or own an apartment or condo complex, you can have multi charging units installed. This will allow multiple electric cars to charge at the same time. Our electricians will guide you through every step of the process from picking your charging station, getting a permit to install to the finishing of the installation. Schedule an installation with Home-Pro Electric electrician and get a permit. Always make sure the electrician installing your charger is licensed and insured, like the electricians at Home-Pro Electric.