Home EV Charger Installation Santa Barbara
You may be wondering about having your own EV home charger station. Our licensed and certified electricians offer a fast and reliable home EV charger installation in Santa Barbara and nearby cities. We cover Santa Barbara, Goleta, Isla Vista, Carpinteria, Montecito, Guadalupe, and nearby cities.
As you probably already know, in 2020 California approved an executive order stating that starting in 2035, all the cars for sale in the state will be zero-emission vehicles. That means the number of electric cars will increase exponentially at that time. The main purpose if of course to help the environment. The fact is that people who already have an EV love it because it is so much more convenient. That is where investing in a home charging unit can save you time and money.
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Best Home EV Charger
To choose the best home EV charger station for you, we recommend you to first analyze how much you drive per day. Then look at time of charge and the cost of installation. Your electric car will come with a plug for a standard outlet. That can be used if you have a GFCI plug in your garage. This is called a Level 1 charger and we will explain it better below. The main problem is that this type is very slow to charge – 3-5 miles per hour. You can do the math. For example, if your daily commute is longer than 30 miles, charging overnight will not be fully charge the battery (4 x 8 hours = 32). The best type for most owners is a Level 2 charger. The cost of equipment and installation is small when you compare it with how much time it will free you every day for years to come.
Best Home EV Charger Brand
There are many brands of home EV charger stations. For example, Bosh, Instavolt, Tesla, ChargePoint, EVBox, Siemens, etc. Tesla even has it’s own chargers called Tesla Superchargers. Some are faster than others. Even though they are Level 2 chargers, their price and the cost of installation will vary.
Level 1 EV Charger
A Level 1 charger uses a 110 volt current which is the standard for household outlets. You will use a special extension cord plugged into an ordinary outlet. If you already have an electrical circuit in your garage, then you don’t need any special equipment. Just be sure that the outlet you are using is GFCI safe. The big disadvantage of the level 1 station is how long it takes to charge an automobile.
20 Amp: Your car will take 10-20 hours to charge or more, depending on how much you drive per day
Level 2 EV Charger
Level 2 EV chargers use a 240 volt power which will translate into a much faster battery charging time. This type of charging requires the installation of an EVSE unit and electrical wiring capable of handling higher voltage power. In this case, look for an experienced electrician like ourselves.
Installing 240v Outlet for Electric Car
Level 2 station requires installing a 240 volts outlet with a dedicated circuit. For that, find an experienced electrician just like us. When it is all installed it may take you anywhere from in 3-12 hours (depending on the Amps and the size of the car’s battery).
Level 3 EV Charger
Level 3 EV Charger is commercial – basically, the type you see at the shopping mall and on public stations. It is the fastest type of charging station available. It generally provides an 80 percent charge in 20-30 minutes by converting high voltage AC power to DC power and store it in EV batteries.
Tesla Home EV Charger Stations installation
The other factor you need to be aware is that Tesla has its own training and certification to install their equipment. We are Certified Tesla Electricians and can provide you with a safe and stress-free Tesla Home EV charger Station installation in Santa Barbara. And don’t worry, we don’t charge an arm and a leg just because is Tesla. Call us today.
EV Charger Installation Cost in Santa Barbara
The price of an EV charger station installation varies. First, the device itself will have a different cost depending on the brand, Amps, and possibly other features. Second, you may need to account for the installation of the 240 volt outlet and the wiring. Finally, there is the cost of labor. If you hire TOP Electrician Santa Barbara you can be sure that we have the education and experience to provide a fast and effective installation. Call us today and we will be happy to check out your place for a free estimate in what you need.
Electric Rate for your Level 2 EV Charger
After you decide to upgrade to a level 2 EV Charger, we will guide you to look at PG&E Pacific Gas and Electric Company to select the electric rate that is best for you.
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Our Santa Barbara EV Charger installers will check out your home for an accurate recommendation and estimate of the cost of the job. We serve Santa Barbara, Goleta, Isla Vista, Carpinteria, Montecito, Guadalupe, nearby cities. Call us or submit the quote form and we will get back to you ASAP.
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