Whether you were drawn to your new electric car because it is environmentally friendly or because it has a lower operating cost, planning where you can regularly charge your vehicle is a crucial step. If you own an electric car, you already know how much of a hassle and how time consuming it can be to look for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations when traveling. If you are looking for a more convenient alternative to taking regular trips to an EV charging station, then we have a solution for you.
At Cathey Electric, we can aid you with an electric car charger installation, which will allow your electric vehicle charging to take place anywhere that helps you most, whether that is your own home or office. As a result, you can not only disregard taking trips to an EV charging station, but also save plenty of time as you simply charge your car at night as you sleep – being able to use a fully charged car the next morning.
In order to be able to carry out your electric vehicle charging at home, you can either use an EVSE supply cable for a 3-pin plug socket or get an electric car charger installation. To charge your electric car with an EVSE supply cable, you can simply plug it in a 120v, 20 amp plug. However, this method of charging takes much longer to charge, as compared to a 240v, 30-40 amp charging point. Another point to consider is that the 120v plugs do not offer the same features that come with the higher amperage units: such as Wi-Fi notification of full charge, speed, and security.
An electric car charger installation done at home, also known as a home charging point, is a compact unit that is weatherproof and ascends to a wall that has a connected charging cable or a 240v plug that connects to a portable charging cable. Once you have your home charging system all setup, all you need to do to charge your electric car is simply park your electric car there.
A home charging station comes with many advantages! It charges your electric car much faster than an EVSE supply cable plugged into a 3-pin plug socket. Your electric car can go from no charge to full charge within anywhere between 1 to 3 hours. It comes with built-in safety features, unlike the sockets. It may be better for your electric car’s battery life in the long run, as you can fully charge your car instead of charging it for only one or two hours. Charging your electric car only midway, over and over again, will eventually reduce its efficiency and have an impact on how well it holds its charge.
It can increase the value of your property. As more and more people are turning to electric cars, an electric car charging system installed in your property could prove to be attractive to your potential buyers. It is also easy to relocate or uninstall if needed.
Installation is quick, typically taking less than a day. The cost of installing an EV charging station in your home can vary depending on the type of charger selected and the situation of your home or building. As each building is different, if you choose us as your electrical contractor, the team at Cathey Electric will provide a comprehensive quote to you that is specific to your situation. Get in touch with us today, and we can help get you a break from searching for charging stations (and waiting for a charge while you’re out and about!)