With the rise in popularity of electric vehicles (EVs), many Tamworth residents who own a Tesla, EV or Hybrid are looking to install EV chargers at their home or business to ensure they have a convenient and reliable way to charge their vehicles. While it may seem like a simple task, the installation of an EV charger requires specialized knowledge and expertise to ensure that it is installed safely and effectively. That’s why it’s important to hire a qualified and experienced electrician like Tamworth Electrician for your Tesla EV charger installation services.
In addition to ensuring the safety of the installation, working with a qualified electrician for Tesla Home EV installation services can also help you to avoid costly mistakes. Without the necessary knowledge and expertise, it can be easy to make mistakes during the installation process, which can result in damage to your EV or your home’s electrical system. This can be expensive to repair and can even pose a safety risk.
What is the Process of Getting an EV Charger Installed?
- Consultation: We start by understanding the customer’s needs, such as the type of Tesla model and charger required. We provide a general overview of the installation process and provide quotes.
- Electrical System Inspection: Our next step is to inspect the customer’s electrical system to ensure it can handle the additional electricity capacity. We test the switchboard and primary connection and upgrade any systems as required.
- Equipment: Once we have planned the installation process for the Tesla wall charger, the customer will order the necessary equipment. It is important to ensure that the equipment arrives in time for our team to install it.
- Installation: After the equipment has arrived, our team will professionally install the system, including finding an optimal location, connecting all the wiring and cabling, and performing tests to ensure that the charger operates correctly.
What Types of Chargers are There?
There are three primary categories of EV chargers: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3.
- The Level 1 charger is the most basic and suitable for smaller cars and individuals who are comfortable with slower charging times. These chargers can be installed in smaller areas and only require a properly functioning outlet to be connected.
- Level 2 chargers, on the other hand, are more potent than Level 1 chargers and are suitable for those who need faster charging times. These chargers require a dedicated circuit and the installation of a charging station, which is typically used in residential settings.
- Level 3 chargers, which are much more powerful, are primarily used in commercial spaces and for public charging.
How Do I Prepare to Have the Charger Installed?
To prepare the home for a Tesla EV charger, there are several steps that need to be taken to ensure safe charging. First, it is necessary to identify the location where the car will charge and the place where the charging station will be installed, such as the garage, and confirm that it can accommodate both the car and the station. Second, it is important to assess whether the home’s current power system can safely charge the car. Upgrading to 3-phase power or installing renewable energy sources might be necessary considerations.
Is 3-Phase Power Required?
It is recommended to have three-phase power for homes with a Tesla charger. A switchboard upgrade for EVs will allow the home to receive more energy, which will help the EV charger and other home systems receive power more efficiently and reliably. Having three-phase power will guarantee that the car charges more efficiently and safely, and other home systems will also benefit from the power upgrade. However, chargers can also be installed on single phase power when you purchase a single phase wall charger.
If you need an experienced electrician based in Tamworth NSW to install your Tesla or EV charger, contact Tamworth Electrician today, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 00 2340.