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If you buy an electric vehicle, though, you’re going to need a way to charge it. Electric vehicle charging is by far the biggest challenge to overcome when you own an electric vehicle, and with electric car charging station costs going through the roof, many owners are choosing to install their own EV charging stations. If you would like to have the ability to charge your electric vehicle from your own home, Capricorn Electric is able to help with the electric car charging station installation process.

Home Charging Solutions: Level 1 & Level 2

There are two types of home charging: level 1 charging and level 2 charging.

 

Level 1 charging happens when you charge an electric vehicle (EV) using the charger included with the car. These chargers can be plugged with one end into any standard 120V outlet, with the other end being plugged directly into the car. It can charge 124 miles in 20 hours.

 

Level 2 chargers are sold separately from the car, although they’re often purchased at the same time. These chargers require a slightly more complicated setup, as they are plugged into a 240V outlet which allows charging 3 to 7 times faster depending on the electric car and the charger. 

 

Which EV Charger Do I Need?

Given the cost and power demands of DC fast charging, most people will have either level 1 charging or level 2 charging to choose from. If you don’t do a lot of driving and can afford to charge your vehicle at an incredibly slow pace, level 1 charging can be an adequate solution. For most EV owners, though, level 2 charging is the most practical option.

Start Your Day Fully Charged

Home charging is normally done in the evenings and at night. Just connect your charger to your electric car when you come home from work, and you’ll be sure to have a fully charged battery the next morning. Most of the time, an EV’s range is enough for all your daily travel, meaning you won’t have to stop at public chargers for charging.

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F.A.Q.

Frequent Questions

What do emergency electricians do?

An emergency electrician is an electrician who will come out at short notice with no prior appointment to fix an electrical problem that has just occurred.

What do electrical repairs do?

Electrical repairs involve a wide variety of services, ranging from major installation, or rewiring your home, to changing out a broken light switch or receptacle. It is often a difficult task to diagnose a particular electrical issue at home without the help of a trained professional.

What is the first thing to do in an electrical emergency?

Unplug the appliance and turn the power off at the premise’s main power switchboard to avoid any further damage. If there’s a burning smell, smoke, or fire, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency services.

Can a handyman do electrical work?

Remember handymen who aren’t qualified electricians can do basic electrical work but can’t do work that requires certification. It’s highly recommended that if you require certificated work to be carried out that you hire a qualified electrician.

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