*official electrician for Tesla Charging Stations in Treasure Valley
If you’re looking to have an electric vehicle charging station installed at your home that are a few factors to consider. In this blog I am going to line out a few. However the easiest way to know what the exact cost would be to get your home charging station for your EV is to call an electrician to do an inexpensive home consultation. The electrician will verify all the factors below.
First he will find out if you prefer the Level 1 or Level 2 Electric vehicle charging station. The Level 1 stations are much slower than the level 2 and most homeowners opt for Level 2. A level 1 charging station can take 8-16 hours to fully charge while a Level 2 EV home charging station takes 3-6 hours.
When it comes to getting your home ready to install a charging station, it really depends on what you already have. You will need a properly configured 240v outlet with sufficient amperage. If you don’t have it ready available a licensed electrician can provide that for you. Depending on where you want the outlet will determine some of the cost involved.
Having a licensed electrician check your existing electrical panel to make sure you have the space needed to add another circuit of this size to your electrical system. If you only have a 100 amp panel you may have to have an electrical service upgrade before moving forward with your home charging station.
Once the electrician has determined your panel can handle another 240v circuit, he can then lay out a plan to get the power to the location that will make it easy and accessible for your electric car. Most electric vehicle charging stations for homes come with cords between 18’ and 25’.
Many States and Cities require an electrical permit to be purchased and the agency electrical inspection will have to inspect and pass the installation upon completion. A reputable electrical service company will be able to take care of this process for the homeowner.
These pre-install inspections are inexpensive and allow you to know all the facts before purchasing your electric vehicle or your home electric vehicle charging station.