Around the world, millions upon millions of drivers are moving away from traditional gas-guzzling vehicles to electrical vehicles, also known as EVs. And who can blame them for these runaway gas prices?

Now, every EV comes with a standard charging cable. It plugs into your typical 120V outlet, the same you’d use to run a toaster or a coffee maker. And because of this fact, it can take between 10 and 20 hours to get a full charge on your car. Not very useful if you’ve just spent the day commuting from work and you’re expecting to go out again after dinner.

That’s why AC DC Electricians now specialize in Level 2 Charger Installation in Toronto. What is a Level 2 Charger? Instead of 120V, these chargers use 240V so you can get a full charge on your EV in as little as 4 hours! That’ll make it almost as convenient as owning a traditional fuel-burning vehicle.

Why else should you get a Level 2 Charger? Some automakers state that the vehicle is built for Level 2 Charging and Level 1 should only be used occasionally. They say that using a Level 2 Charger improves your battery life and performance in your EV. Plus, as EV charging technology evolves, having a Level 2 Charger means you won’t have to spend as much time upgrading so quickly because you’re already ahead of the curve.

Level 2 EV Chargers Installation

Before AC DC Electricians can install the Level 2 Charger that you’ve purchased, we’ll have to determine if your home can currently handle another 240V connection. There’s a good chance, especially in an older home, that the wiring will have to be upgraded. In some cases, we may need to replace your electrical panel or even the meter at the side of your home. Some regions do offer tax rebates and cash incentives for this kind of work, so make sure you check with your local authorities to save some money.

Don’t have a garage? There’s nothing to worry about. Level 2 Chargers are good all year round, no matter the weather, so you can still charge your car in the laneway or driveway, no matter what kind of setup you have.

How to Choose the Best EV Charger for Your Home

AC DC Electricians only install the Level 2 Charger and we don’t supply them for you, but here are some tips to help you pick the right Level 2 Charger for you. Level 2 Chargers run on 240V, the same as most electric kitchen ranges and clothes dryers. Consumers can commercially buy Level 2 Chargers that run between 16 and 40 amps. The more amps you use, the longer the power cord will have to be, anywhere from 15 to 25 feet. So make sure you know the layout of your charging station, including the distance between the car’s charging port and your electrical outlet so you have enough slack to get the job done.

Leave Electrical Problems to Experts

A SPARK REMINDER, THAT ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING AND A DIY APPROACH ARE NOT A GOOD COMBINATION

That should go without saying, but don’t ignore electrical problems. Problems with electricity are often caused by damaged circuits or wiring.

TYPICAL SIGNS OF ISSUES:

  • Frequent power surges
  • Flickering or dimming lights
  • Sparks or fire coming from outlets or appliances
  • Circuit breaker trips frequently
  • Loss of power to outlets or appliances
  • Burning or unusual smells coming from outlets or appliances
  • Outlets or switches that are hot to the touch

DON’T OVERLOOK RECURRING ELECTRICAL CONCERNS. GET THE PROBLEM RESOLVED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IF YOU DETECT AN ISSUE WITH YOUR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. IF YOU HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT YOUR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, DON’T HESITATE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH US RIGHT AWAY. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU 24/7

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Why Choose Us?

Need an EV Charger for your home? Call AC DC Electricians today for your free consultation. We are Toronto’s preferred service provider when it comes to residential EV Charger installation. Contact us now!