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EV Charger Installation in San Diego

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Many people have made the switch to electric or hybrid vehicles in order to go green as well as enjoy savings on fuel costs. If you’re thinking of making the switch, you may be wondering how you can adapt your home to charge your vehicle conveniently. The experts at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing can do this for you.  Work with us for electric vehicle (EV) charging station installation in San Diego.

Point Loma Electric and Plumbing has a team of knowledgeable electricians ready to serve homeowners in the Greater San Diego area. We’ve served the greater San Diego area for over three decades, which is why we always provide expert electric car charger installation services.  Our experienced electricians will get your level II electric vehicle charger installed quickly and properly. Our Tesla Approved Electricians are ready to serve you!

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What to Consider When Installing an EV Home Charger

There are many factors that can influence the type of EV charger you install at your home. Here are a few of the most significant things to have in mind when considering EV home charging station installation.

Types of Car Charging Station

There are different types of EV chargers available, including level 1 and level 2 charging stations.

Level 1 charging stations are 120-volt, 20-amp units. They allow your car to be plugged into a home outlet, however, these types of charging stations are generally for plug-in hybrids. A Level 1 charger will likely come with your automobile.

Level 2 charging stations are 240-volt, 40-amp units that you can purchase separately from your vehicle. Since they use more power, you’ll need an electrician to install a 240-volt outlet like the one you use for your oven or dryer. Level 2 chargers are ideal if you use your home charging station more than public options.

Home EV Charging Speed

A more powerful charger can fill your car’s battery faster. A Level 2 charger can fill a 100-mile battery in two to four hours, which is great if you drive your car often. Level 1 chargers fill 100-mile batteries in 17-25 hours, which is fine if you charge overnight or drive infrequently.

Types of Electric Vehicles Needing Specific Home Chargers

Depending on the vehicle you purchase, you may need a specific charging station. Consider the make and model of the vehicle to be charged, such as a Tesla. Different electric cars have different electric ranges. Your vehicle’s electric range can influence the charger, as well.

It may be worth choosing a faster charger for a vehicle with a long-distance battery. Slower chargers are fine for cars with small batteries and hybrids with limited electrical ranges. Different models of electric vehicles may have different requirements for the EV charger installation.  It’s important to know that in advance.

 

Driving Habits

Acknowledging how often and what distance you drive your car can help you decide on a charger. If you rarely use your electric vehicle, a Level 1 charger should be fine — you’ll have plenty of time to charge your car between trips. Those who drive their electric vehicle frequently and for long distances can benefit from having a Level 2 charger.

Installation Location

The charging panel’s location makes a difference. Having a reliable panel near your parking spot is worth the time and money. You’ll want your charger to be somewhere where you can easily reach your car’s charging port.

Why You Need a Professional for Home EV Charger Installation

There are many considerations to think about when installing a car charging station, so professional installation is always a smart idea. Here’s why:

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Why Choose Us

DIY electrical work is not a good idea. You want a knowledgeable professional who can handle it for you. Point Loma Electric and Plumbing has the experience to handle all of your EV charger installation needs.

Your home’s electrical is an investment we take very seriously, which is why we train our staff to provide excellent service and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We’ll check for hazards and perform flawless installation so you can trust that your charger is ready for use. When you work with us for all of your electrical needs in San Diego, California, you’ll enjoy:

Request EV Charger Installation

At Point Loma Electric and Plumbing, we can assist you with your most unique electrical needs including installing an electric car charging station. We invite you to contact us online or give us a call today at 619-224-0672 to schedule your service.

We provide professional assistance from experienced, reliable electricians who are ready to lend a hand. 

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