EV Charger Installation in Jersey City, New Jersey
It can be a great feeling to drive by the long lines at the gas station and plug your electric vehicle straight into your garage. However, if you don’t have an electric vehicle charger, you may still have to brave the lines to get it charged at a public charging station in Jersey City. When you are ready to have your own charger, just call us up at Xpert Electric! We will do everything from checking your electrical system to doing the installation so you can sit back and relax.
The Benefits of Installing an Electric Vehicle Charger
Unlike 10 years ago, it is easier to find an EV charger when you need one. However, they are still not always in convenient locations and sometimes you aren’t the first person there. When you have your own charging station, all you have to do is drive home and plug it in. It will charge while you cook dinner, watch a show, or take a shower. And when you are ready to drive again, it’s ready for you.
You also have better control over the health of your battery. It’s not as good for your battery to run it to 0% and then charge it back up to 100%. You will rarely run it that low when you have a chance to charge it at the end of every day.
Choosing the Right Charger for Your Car
You may have heard of Level 1,2, and 3 chargers. But you may not understand what the numbers mean. A Level 1 charger is what your car came with when you first picked it up. If you can find any normal outlet, you can charge your car. But if you’re at 0% charge and you need to drive somewhere in a few hours, you’ll need something faster since Level 1 chargers can take up to 20 hours.
We will most likely recommend a Level 2 charger. They are fast and can fully charge your car in less than 8 hours. Level 3 chargers can do the same work in half the time, but supply companies don’t usually allow them in residential areas.
Before your EV Charger Installation, you’ll also want to decide whether you will install it indoors or outdoors. Most people want them in their garage, but if that isn’t an option for you we can help you find something that can be used outside in all weather conditions.
What to Expect from the Installation Process
We want to make the installation process as easy as we can for you. The first step is to take a look at your house to see if it is a straightforward installation or if other electrical services will be needed before the charger can be installed. We will check your garage to see if it has the right outlet to support a Level 2 charger. If not, we’ll do an outlet installation before moving forward.
We’ll also take a look at your electrical panel. If your panel is at capacity, it won’t be able to handle the installation. You’ll need an upgrade which can easily be done by an electrician from Xpert Electric.
Choosing Xpert Electric for Your Installation
We are a local family and veteran owned business that wants to help other families in Jersey City and the greater North New Jersey area. When you call us for electrical installations, we want you to feel like you are talking with a friend who cares about you. We always have your back here at Xpert Electric, and we are happy to help you make your home more convenient. If you are in Jersey City and you are ready for your own EV charging station, get in touch with us!