EV chargers are becoming a must-buy in many homes throughout the Tallahassee area. If you’re the owner of an electric car, depending on how much you use it, this might be an investment that’s worth every penny.
EVs can go some incredible distances these days, but they all require kilowatts of energy that our homes aren’t technically used to supplying. It’s not as simple as plugging the car in and charging it up, as many EV owners will know.
However, if you were thinking about trying to install an EV charger, or provide EV charger repairs in Tallahassee, FL yourself, then you should reconsider. For some reasons we’ll be mentioning in this blog post, EV chargers are heavy-duty outlets that can be easily damaged by an unlicensed amateur.
Large Charges for a Large Vehicle
First of all, EV chargers are not your average outlet. Vehicles require sometimes up to 100kw of energy to drive, which is a ton of power that needs to come from somewhere. In comparison, your clothes dryer which usually requires a 240-volt outlet, uses 5kw of power to complete a cycle, which is still high compared to things like your television or computer.
In truth, vehicles require a lot of electricity, which is why these chargers are so important. It’s hard to rely on an EV if you don’t have this kind of charger in your house. You might find yourself relying on more expensive fast chargers around town or with a trickle charge from a regular outlet, and that’s no fun.
Make sure that you’re weighing the need for your EV with your home improvement needs. Do you rely on this car regularly to get you through town? Then it seems clear that your EV charger needs to be in good shape and fast enough to give you the power you need.
Issues With Amateur Repairs
Does your home have the power capabilities to charge an electric car? Well, it depends.
An EV charger comes in three different sizes, level one, level two, and level three. What we’re talking about today are level two chargers, which are basically more powerful than a standard 140v outlet in your home, but less powerful than a DC fast charger that you might be used to on the side of a highway or at a dealership.
Level two chargers can siphon a lot of electricity away from your home which can lead to tripped circuits, blown breakers, and other issues that you might need to deal with if you get this system installed or repaired by an amateur.
Our team can ensure that whatever work we do is backed by an electrical grid in your home that can handle the load, no matter what.
Quick and Affordable
When we say that our EV charger repairs are quick, we really mean it. These electrical systems are comparable to dryer outlets and other outlets that require 240 volts of electricity. The complexity comes from figuring out whether your home can handle the additional load, or if the problem is sourced from your electrical panel.