An electric vehicle charging station can be installed right in your garage or anywhere else it’s convenient for you. Home EVSE charging is about ten times quicker than plugging your car into a standard home outlet.
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What’s the Difference Between Level 1 and Level 2 Charging?
Your electric vehicle probably designates level 1 or level 2 charging, but all that means is that level 1 is plugging your car into your standard home outlet, while level 2 means that you’re using a dedicated charger for charging. The level 2 charging gives you much quicker charge speeds, which is why you should consider putting in electric vehicle charging stations in your home.
Benefits of Installing a Charging Station at Home
As mentioned, you’re free to charge your electric vehicle via any standard wall outlet, but you’re not getting as fast a charge as you could if you installed a dedicated system.
The good news is that most homes are already equipped for 240v service because their dryers and electric stoves use that, so installing a dedicated level 2 station is easy and relatively inexpensive.
Lastly, having a quick charge method at home is ideal for when you want to get on the road quickly without having to wait around. If you’re unsure about whether your home is equipped for a ev charging station, call us and let us assess your situation.
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Do Electric Car Charging Stations Pose a Risk to Your Home?
In a word, no. Having an electric vehicle charging station at home is virtually no different than operating an electric stove or any other large appliance. Also, while most people prefer to install these stations in their garages, some opt for outdoor charging stations, which can be built to withstand the weather and heavy abuse. If you’re still using the old wall outlet for charging your electric vehicle, consider how much better it will be by getting a dedicated charger.