Austin, TX EV Charger Installation
Have you considered upgrading to an electric vehicle? Have you already made the switch? If so, then you will need an electric car charger to power your new ride. That’s where we come in.
SALT Light & Electric has developed a reputation for providing our customers with prompt, friendly service. We provide home EV charger installation as part of our comprehensive residential electrical services.
If you are looking for a trusted team to install your EV charger near Austin, contact us today! We serve the famous Bat City and surrounding areas.
Benefits of a Home EV Charging Station
Like many new EV owners, you may have overlooked the need for a home charging station. While you can certainly get by without one, it can quickly become incredibly inconvenient. Unless you have easy access to an EV charger at work or a nearby fueling station, having a home charger is a must.
There are many benefits to having a home charging station. The most apparent is convenience. Instead of having to leave extra early for work, you can charge your EV while you sleep. You may notice higher utility bills, but this cost will be offset by the money saved in gasoline.
EV Charger Installation
While it may seem simple at first glance, EV charger wiring and installation can actually be quite complex. A single misstep can ruin your charger, or worse, damage your new vehicle. That is why EV charger installations should be left to the professionals.
SALT Light & Electric will ensure that your home’s electrical system can handle the strain of an EV charger. Our professional electrician will safely and efficiently connect your charger to your electrical panel. We offer several installation options to meet the needs of any vehicle make or model.
Tesla Charger Installation
If you are still doing your EV shopping, it is important to know that Tesla electric vehicles have their own unique charging system. While this may not seem like a big deal, not every electrician is familiar with all of the different types of EV chargers. However, the SALT Light & Electric team is trained to install every kind of charger, including Tesla wall chargers.
No matter what type of EV you decide to purchase, we can handle your charger installation. Once your Tesla charger is installed in your garage or by your driveway, you will have a reliable charging solution for your vehicle.
In-Home EV Charger
SALT Light & Electric can handle general EV charger installations, as well. Other than Tesla, every other EV uses an SAE J1772 connector. However, not all chargers are created equally.
When you are looking for a charging solution for your vehicle, you will encounter many options. Choosing the wrong one can leave you waiting for hours to charge your vehicle. Opting for an advanced charging solution can significantly reduce charge times, which will allow you to get back on the road faster.
Not only do we install chargers, but we can also help to find the perfect charging solution to meet your needs and budget. When you contact us about our EV charger installation services, let our team know that you need help finding the right home charging system. With a little bit of information about your vehicle, we can match you with the appropriate one.
Which Charger Is Best?
As mentioned above, Tesla uses proprietary charging equipment, while other brands utilize a standardized plug. That means that there are tons of different brands of EV chargers available for most EV models. As you can see, finding a charging solution can become quite challenging.
Regardless of the brand, all EV chargers will be categorized as Level 1 or Level 2. This includes Tesla home charging options. Once you understand the difference between these chargers, you can make a more informed decision.
Level 1 Chargers
Both the Tesla and standard Level 1 chargers operate on a 120V outlet. This is the normal outlet that is found throughout your home and in your garage. While it may be tempting to simply rely on this style of charger for your EV, Level 1 chargers are not very efficient.
The charging rate of Level 1 systems will vary based on your vehicle model. However, virtually any Level 1 charger will only add about 2-8 miles of range per hour of charging time. This means that you are looking at a 20+ hour charging window for a full charge.
Level 2 Chargers
Since Level 1 systems are so slow, many EV owners turn to Level 2 charger. A Level 2 charger uses a 240V plug, much like that found on your typical dryer. Since the average garage does not have a 240V plug already installed, you will need to contact our team for an installation.
A Level 2 system can charge your EV three to seven times faster, allowing you to achieve optimal range in 8 hours or less. Our team will install a 240V plug that is wired into your electrical panel. We will ensure that the installation is completed in accordance with modern regulations so that it functions safely.