Many are ready to buy an electric vehicle because of their many benefits, but they face one big obstacle – how do you get your home set up to charge it?
HomeTown Electric is here for Dallas’s residents who need help speeding through the technical aspects to get a home car charging station installed quickly, easily, and safely. We keep the focus on saving gas money and helping the environment!
Why DIY Isn’t a Good Idea
A home car charging station is all about charging your vehicle as quickly as your electrical system allows within safety constraints and with a mind for efficiency. This balance is very difficult to achieve when doing it yourself for the first time, so trusting experienced electric vehicle experts is essential.
Electric vehicles also utilize a lot of current, which is much higher than your average appliances. Safety concerns are essential for setting up a long-lasting home charging station!
How Home EV Charging Works
A charging station is essentially a dedicated circuit, which means it needs to be isolated and supplied by the right amount of power to function properly. They also need their own point of safety, called the breaker. By creating this special circuit, it’s possible to control the amount of power that flows into your vehicle. Power flows into your car’s battery much like water fills a faucet; if you can optimize the faucet, you can fill your battery efficiently and safely without spilling!
Power flow is measured in amperes (amps), which means the amount of power moving by a single point during a given second. A 20-amp outlet typically charges up to 20 miles of driving distance per hour while charging, depending on the vehicle and the type of batteries your vehicle has. This can be increased depending on the setup and the vehicle you drive.
Optimizing the Connection
HomeTown Electric can determine the proper flow and connections necessary to optimize the charging process for your specific vehicle. Call us today to get a consultation and an inspection to find out what kind of power your home car charging station can provide for your dream electric vehicle!
Installing a Dedicated Charging Station in Your Dallas Home
Car charging station installation requires a dedicated circuit. This means they need a power source that has its own breaker connection inside of your electrical panel. This is important not only for safety, but it also allows you to specify the amperage of the outlet.
A general rule of thumb is the number of amps determines the number of miles per hour charged. An example could be if you have a 20-amp outlet, you’ll get 20 miles of charge each hour your vehicle is charged. Most charging stations are capable of 30-amp connections. Let us help you determine the amperage and location of your charging station.
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