EV Charging Station Installs Victoria BC
With electric vehicle and green-living popularity on the rise in Victoria BC, many new EV owners are looking to outfit their garages and parking spaces with the correct charging stations. As a first time owner of an electric vehicle, it can be daunting to choose the perfect model for your lifestyle. To help you choose the best electric vehicle and charger to match, we have put together some information on the two most common types of EV chargers.
Level 1 Chargers
Level 1 chargers are 120 volt charging cords that generally come with every electric vehicle. On this cord you will find the traditional 3-pronged plug that will fit into most grounded wall sockets. This cord will test the circuit to ensure that the socket is properly grounded and that the current is sufficiently strong before beginning to charge your vehicle. As this charger draws only 1400 watts, it is the slowest method of charging an electric vehicle. On the plus side, this charger will place a much lower load on your electricity panel compared to other chargers. If you are recharging your car overnight at home, this charger is a viable option for you.
Level 2 Chargers
Level 2 chargers are 240 volt cords that are often up to two times faster at charging than the level 1 cord. Note that level 2 chargers must be an exact match for your electric vehicle, making them less versatile than level 1 chargers. These stations are most useful in public stations and in the workplace, where people do not generally have many hours to recharge their vehicle.
The best place for your electric vehicle charging station is always in your garage, but they can also be installed outdoors with the correct outlet and proper protection.
Ready to start living greener? Our team of expert electricians is ready and able to install a new charging station for your electric vehicle in your Victoria BC home or business. Contact us for an estimate today!
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