EV Charging Station Installation in the North Shore Area
For reliable electric vehicle charging station installation in the North Shore, call Cranney Home Services. Our team of master electricians can answer your questions about EV chargers and inspect your home to ensure it has everything correctly installed so that you can get the level of charging that meets your needs. Cranney Home Services electricians know how to help homeowners who are adopting a green lifestyle install a charger that will make it easier for them on a day-to-day basis.
What Do I Need for a Home EV Charging Station Installation in North Shore?
The cities in the North Shore area generally don’t have requirements specific to home EV charger installation or inspections, but there are a few things you’ll need to consider as you prepare to install a charging station in your Massachusetts home. When you call, a Cranney Home Services technician will guide you through a few questions about these key factors:
- Station location: For most homeowners, this is a garage or driveway. Ideally, your home needs to have an electric panel installed within 10 to 20 feet of where you plan to park.
- Budget: Some charging stations will cost more depending on their features.
- Portability: Do you want to be able to carry your EV charging station to other areas of your home? Would you prefer a longer cord or hose instead?
- Amperage use: A level 2 charger is the most common home EV charger type. Level 2 charger installation requires a connection to a 240V electrical outlet, which is the same requirement for a standard home dryer.
Get all your questions answered by a Cranney Home Services master electrician. Call us at (978) 750-6900.
Choose Cranney Home Services for Electric Car Charger Installation
Cranney Home Services is proud to be known as one of the North Shore’s most dependable electric car charger installation service providers. Our team of electricians is expertly trained to safely handle any EV charging station installation issues, and we can answer questions you have regarding what your home will need for a charger installation. We can inspect your home and your preferred charger location, and then we can provide expert installation services to ensure you’ll be able to charge your electric vehicle as needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my house need additional wiring?
Whether a home needs additional wiring depends on where you want to charge your electric vehicle and how much you drive every day. If you drive less than 50 miles a day and your preferred location is near a standard 110V outlet, you’ll likely be able to install a level 1 charger without any additional wiring work needed.
What are the different levels of electric vehicle charging?
- Level 1 charger: Uses a standard 110V outlet. It provides a dependable trickle of electricity but charges slowly. When homeowners purchase an electric vehicle, a level 1 charger usually comes with the car.
- Level 2 charger: Uses a 240V outlet, which is the same voltage used for a standard clothes dryer. This is the most common charger type installed in homes and in public places. You’ll likely get a full charge overnight.
- Level 3/DC fast charger: These chargers are found near highways or shopping malls. They require voltage higher than the capabilities of the average home, but they can fully recharge a car in under an hour — sometimes within minutes.
How much space do you need for a home charging station?
You will need a wall near an electrical panel. An EV charging station is a wall-mounted box connected to a cord or hose that is as long as you need it to be.
Can I install a charging station on my own?
No. For your own safety, we do not recommend installing a charging station as a DIY project. It can require some high-voltage (240V) wiring, which is dangerous for untrained professionals.
Will the charging station work with any vehicle brand?
Generally, you can charge any electric vehicle at any standard level 2 charging station in your home or across North America. Many vehicle brands include adapters that function specifically for the vehicle you purchased.
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