Charging an electric vehicle (EV) at home is a great way to reduce your carbon emissions, but installing the charging station can be a big project. While it’s possible to install these systems yourself if you have the right experience and tools at hand, most people don’t have that kind of time on their hands. If you’re not comfortable with pulling wires through your walls or working with high voltage lines, hiring an electrician might be worth considering—especially if you’re interested in installing more than just one charging station.
An EV charging station is a device that plugs into your home’s electric grid and provides charging for your electric vehicle. The two main types of EV charging stations are Level 1 (120V) and Level 2 (220V). Level 1 chargers take about 10 hours for a full charge, while Level 2 chargers can provide up to 50 miles of range per hour.
Level 2 stations are also available in three different configurations: hardwired, 240V plug-in with NEMA 14-50 receptacle; 240V plug-in with J1772 connection; and 240V plug-in with SAE J1772 connection.
- The electrician will need to know the location of your charging station.
- The electrician will need to know the voltage and amperage of your charging station.
- The electrician will need to know what type of plug you want for your charging station (NEMA 14-50, NEMA 6-50).
The electrician you hire to install your EV charging station should be licensed and have experience with this type of installation. If you want to hire a private contractor, make sure they can meet your budget and schedule. If you choose to use an employee from the utility company, make sure they’re qualified for their job and that their supervisor will be available during installation if there are any problems or questions.
When choosing an electrician, it’s important that he/she has good communication skills so that everyone involved understands what needs to happen next on both sides (the homeowner/business owner who wants their EV charging station installed by someone else; as well as whomever is doing all this work). The last thing anyone wants is for things not go according to plan because there was confusion over something simple like “when does our appointment start?”.
Hiring an electrician to install your EV charging station can be a big project, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think.
Hiring an electrician to install your EV charging station can be a big project, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think. The first step is finding the right person for the job.
Here are some basic requirements when hiring an electrician:
- They must have experience installing EV chargers and know how to handle any challenges that may arise during installation.
- They should have all of their licenses and certifications on hand at all times so that you can verify them with ease if needed during the process of getting quotes for services or projects from them in future years when deciding whether or not it would be worth hiring again after trying out other options first just in case there are better deals available elsewhere (which sometimes happens).
The good news is that the process of hiring an electrician doesn’t have to be as complicated as it seems. The biggest thing you can do is research your options and find someone trustworthy who will work with you to create a plan that works for your home or business.