We can install electric vehicle chargers and surge protectors for EV charger. Some of the best chargers are in stock and ready to install. We install equipment that is compatible with all makes and models of electric vehicles.
How to get started with our services?
Get in touch with a contractor. Get an on-site quote by scheduling an appointment online. We will arrive at your house on the scheduled day, inspect the site, and give you a price for the work.
Confirm where you want the device. We’ll check the precise location where you want the charger installed as well as ensure that there is access to sufficient power.
What should we know?
We’ll inquire whether you want the charger to be plugged into an outlet or hardwired. We’ll also go over the basics of Level 3 charging, such as how it works and what equipment you’ll need. We’ll also inquire about which type of charger to use — Level 1 or 2 — and which brand of EV you’re charging.
Why is the choice of a charger level important?
A 120-volt charger is standard on most electric vehicles.
You can plug a Level 1 charger with a normal 120V household outlet, but there are some disadvantages.
If you have a level 1 charger, it might take several hours to charge your automobile (up to 20 hours). This is why a level 2 charger at home may be more useful.
With a level 2 charger, you can enjoy the benefits of a much faster charge.
In comparison with basic Level 1 EVSEs, Level 2 chargers provide an extra 10–50 miles per hour of charging. Level 2 chargers operate at 240 volts.
There are portable EV chargers, but permanently installed stations are more common. Level 2 charging stations are most often found on the exteriors of buildings or garage walls. It is advisable to choose a place for mounting the equipment near where you usually park your EV.
Electrical Panel Inspection and Upgrade
Before you can go any further, it’s important to conduct a complete panel inspection to confirm that your location has a steady supply of power.
The electrical panel is tested to ensure that the supply is safe and that your electrical panel can handle the charging station. An electrical evaluation is carried out to verify it.
You may also need to upgrade the electrical panel in order to properly connect a high-powered wall charger. We can upgrade your electrical panel to 200 amps and add extra circuits in accordance with the NEC (National Electrical Code).
If any circuit is linked to this breaker and arcing occurs, it will interrupt any circuit. GFCI breakers and AFCDs are used to safeguard your area and family against the danger of electrical burns and water-related accidents.
Electrical panels require professional electrical expertise to upgrade or install. Mike’s qualified electricians can complete the job more quickly and safely than anybody who isn’t licensed or trained to do an electrical panel amperage upgrade for HPWC.
It’s critical to ensure that every aspect of your electrical system is in good working order before attempting any DIY repairs. These modifications may create dangerously high current loads and quite possibly widespread damage or death, especially if they are poorly designed or installed.
Using a sub panel to update a panel
An electrical sub panel could be the solution if your service panel doesn’t have space for additional circuit breakers and tandem breakers are not an option.
A three-wire cable connects the sub panel to the main service panel. Consult with an inspector before having an electrical sub panel installed to ensure you do not overload your system.
A sub panel is a minor service panel that distributes power to a certain sector of the property. It’s a compact circuit breaker panel with its own breakers that is generally installed near the area it covers. Our customers use a sub panel like this in the garage, for example, when they need to connect a dual EV charging station.
The main service panel provides a two-pole 240-volt breaker to the sub panel for EVSE. At the sub panel, this single-feed circuit is divided into numerous branch circuits.
Subpanels are often utilized to extend the wiring for many branch circuits to a specific location in a garage or a structure some distance from the main panel.
According to the NEC, subpanels and main panels have their own regulations that must be followed. Electrical panels must have a minimum of 6.5 feet above the floor and 2.5 feet of clearance in front of them, as well as 2.5 feet of clearance across their surfaces.