Types of EV Chargers
Almost all major car manufacturers now have their unique make of electric vehicles. All electric vehicles require EVSE, or electric vehicle supply equipment. An EV charging station is where you can recharge your vehicle to ensure it is powered up for your next journey. The levels of EV charging devices include:
- Level 1 Charger – A Level 1 charger is the charger that comes standard with most electric vehicle purchases. It can be plugged into a normal three-prong outlet with professional installation. We recommend charging your vehicle overnight because charging can take up to 20 hours.
- Level 2 Charger – A advanced Level 2 EVSE charger needs a 240-volt circuit. It must be professionally installed in your home. Level 2 charges can power up your vehicle in about three hours. Some electric vehicles now come standard with a Level 2 charger.
- Level 3 Charger – A Level 3 charger is the EVSE charger that is most commonly found at public charging stations. A Level 3 charger provides 160 miles of driving range power in 90 minutes. The industrial-level power draw of this charger is not typically compatible with your home.
We will help you choose the best type of EV charger for you. The level of your charger usually depends on your specific electric vehicle and your driving habits. If you need to charge your vehicle frequently, we recommend a Level 2 charger. A Level 1 charger is an excellent choice if you only need an overnight charger.
EV Charger Installation and Replacement
When it comes to charging up your new EV in half the time, there’s nothing better than a Level 2 charger. And when it comes to installing a fast, efficient Level 2 home charger in your garage, driveway, or carport, you can trust the licensed electricians at your local Mr. Electric®.
EV Charger Repair and Service
Whatever brand of charging station you have, Mr. Electric can repair all components for your home charging station, including: power control units (PCU), battery monitoring systems (BMS), converters, power modules, cords, rectifiers, and dispensers.