Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular in Toronto, and for good reason. They offer a cleaner, more sustainable form of transportation, and with the city’s expanding network of public charging stations, it’s becoming easier to keep your EV powered up on the go. But what about when you’re at home or at work? That’s where our EV charger installation services come in.
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 Car 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.
Why Choose Us?
Need an EV Charger installation for your home in Toronto or GTA? Call AC DC Electricians today for your free consultation. We are Toronto’s preferred service provider when it comes to residential EV Car Charger installation services. Contact us now!