Electric Car Charger Installation
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If you have an electric car, you know how long it takes to charge with the standard 3-prong outlet plug. Benchmark Electrical Services offers EV home charger installation, as well as Tesla wall connector installation, to make your life easier – and get you on the road quicker!
How Does EV Charging Work?
For many people, charging overnight with the standard 3-prong outlet charger, or level 1 charger, is sufficient. However, if you often find yourself needing to charge your car halfway through the day, installing an EV charging station, or level 2 charger, is a good option. The level 2 charger will fully charge your car within three hours, making it similar to a level 3 charging station found at public charging stations.
When we install a level 2 charging station, our electricians will inspect the equipment and ensure it can safely be secured and installed. The level 2 charger does not plug into a standard 3-prong outlet, so you’ll need a dedicated NEMA 14-50 outlet. After we upgrade your electrical system to the correct outlet to support the quick charging system, we’ll ensure your system is up to national, state and local code requirements.
Additionally, there’s no need to worry about an increase to your electric bill. Charging your car at home on a level 1 charger compared to a level 2 charger isn’t much different, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Both systems are energy efficient, and a full charge is comparable to running a central air conditioner for six hours. Putting the money you used to spend on gas into your electric bill still results in more money saved.
Tesla wall connector installation
We are a Tesla recommended installer, so if you have a Tesla, we offer the wall connector installation you need. This hardwired charging station is capable of charging your car at 44 miles per hour of charge and connects to WIFI to monitor your car’s charge from afar. Teslas can also be charged with a standard level 1 or 2 charger, as long as you have the NEMA 14-50 outlet we mentioned above.
Our commitment to customers
It’s important to have a licensed technician install any EV home charger to ensure it’s done properly. Plus, Benchmark Electrical offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a 5-year warranty with all of our electrical services. We want to make sure all of our jobs are done right and our customers are taken care of long after our job is done.
Benchmark Electrical Services was voted best local electrician in 2019 by readers in Living Magazine, and we’re striving to continue to earn that title.
If you’re ready to have your own, fast EV charging station at home, contact us today!