If you have an electric car, there’s a good chance you’ve thought about installing a workplace or home charger. Even while it might sound difficult, it’s actually rather simple—as long as you don’t commit these typical errors.
Failure to Pull a Permit
Not pulling a permit is among the most frequent errors individuals make when selecting an installer of EV chargers. Installing a Level 2 charging station is subject to the typical jurisdictional requirement that any work involving electrical wiring be done with a permit. In addition to being required by law, pulling a permit ensures your safety as well as the safety of your belongings in the event of an accident or charger failure.
Employing an Unskilled Installer
The hiring of an untrained installation is another error that people frequently make while installing a home charger. The mere fact that someone claims to be capable of installing EV charging equipment does not imply that they are. Before hiring anyone to work on the electrical system or electrical panel in your home, be sure to check their references and credentials.
Selecting the Incorrect EV Charger
A Level 2 charger is the ideal option if you’re seeking for the fastest way to charge your electric vehicle. These chargers may be set up at home with only a few tools and are far faster than Level 1 chargers. Although there are many inexpensive chargers available, it is essential to purchase from a reputable company. Along with receiving a product of excellent quality, you may control and monitor your charge from your phone. When prices are really expensive, you shouldn’t charge your electric vehicle.
Purchasing a charger without planning ahead
By the end of the decade, it’s conceivable that if you have two (or more) cars, they will all be all electric. You will either need two chargers or you will have to get out of bed at midnight to switch the connection to the second car if you need to charge more than one car overnight.
You may need an EV charger that can ‘load balance’ with another charger because your home supply may or may not be able to support two EV chargers operating simultaneously. Additionally, to save money in the long run, think about running cords for a future device at the same time as your installer is pricing for running the wires for the initial charger.
Not examining cable length before to purchase
Not considering the length of the cord of the home charger before installation is a frequent error. But the owners of EVs can experience a lot of discomfort as a result. Ask whether there is a “untethered” version if the charger you intend to buy does not come with a long enough cord. Most allow you to bring your own wire and have an untethered version. Then you can go online and get a charging cable that is “Type 2 to Type 2” and long enough for your driveway.
Take our advice
Go Electrical can assist if you’re wanting to install an electric vehicle charger. We provide a comprehensive turnkey solution that takes care of everything, including obtaining various bids, locating local subsidies, and completing the installation of the EV charging station in a prompt and competent manner. A seamless and stress-free installation is guaranteed thanks to the expertise of our staff, who are equipped to manage every step of the procedure. To learn more or to begin working on your project, get in touch with us right away!