In our modern day and age, electric vehicles are becoming popular across the nation. They boast several benefits since they are affordable, quiet, and economical. Even their performance compared to gas-powered vehicles is competitive. Finding an electric vehicle charging station in public easily achieved but most people prefer the ease and convenience of charging their electric car at home. You can charge your vehicle with a 120-volt charger, but it is not as powerful as a 240-volt charger.
Livewire Electrical offers wiring, services, and installation for electric vehicle charging stations in the Charlotte/Rock Hill area. Charging your electric car at home is inexpensive since you can take advantage of low residential electricity rates. Whether you are charging with a Level 1 EVSE or a Level 2 EVSE, we have the knowledge and experience to keep your electric vehicle charging smoothly year-round!
Difference Between Level 1 and Level 2 EVSE
For those with electric cars, you can now enjoy the comfort of charging your new vehicle from your own home. There are two different options with regards to a charging station for your electric vehicle. The Level 1 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) is simple and more affordable for those dealing with a tight budget. Level 2 EVSE is more complicated but offers a faster charge compared to a Level 1 EVSE. However, the Level 2 EVSE is more expensive with more equipment that requires professional installation.
Before installing any electric vehicle charging equipment, consult Asset Electrical in Charlotte/ Rock Hill Area. We will inspect your current outlets and help you decide which type of electric vehicle charging station you need for your home. Depending on the manufacturer’s charging requirements for your vehicle and specifications installation can be easy or complex. Our licensed electricians know what to look for when it comes to your home’s electrical output and will ensure your electric vehicle is good to go from the minute you plug it in.
Level 1 Charging Equipment and Requirements
Electric vehicle charging with Level 1 equipment is simple, allowing you to charge your car with a 120-volt AC plug. Asset Electrical offers installation, services, and wiring for Level 1 electric vehicle charging equipment. With a Level 1 charging station, you will gain 2 to 5 miles of range for every hour of charging time. It does not require specialized equipment except for a 120-volt outlet with a dedicated branch of the circuit. Call Asset Electrical to inspect your outlet and double check that no other appliances are running off the same outlet.
Level 2 Charging Equipment and Requirements
If you are interested in getting more charge per hour, then the Level 2 electric charging option is for you. It provides charging with a 240-volt AC plug, which adds up to 10 to 60 miles for every hour of charging time. This method is suitable for all electric vehicles and more economical in the long run. Most homes already have a 240-volt for appliances, but a professional electrician from Asset Electrical will inspect your home to discover if you have an available 240-volt outlet nearby for charging. We know the local, state, and national codes and regulations for proper electric vehicle charging stations. With our help, we will ensure your charging station and home are up to code for your electric vehicle.