Types of EV Chargers We Install
There are three main types of EV chargers available today. Choosing the right charger for your electric vehicle depends on your driving habits, budget, setup, and preferences. Learn about your EV charger options and get in touch with us if you have any questions:
- Level 1 Charger – When you buy an electric vehicle, you will also receive a level one charger with your purchase. These chargers only need a standard three-prong outlet and can be easily used in your garage with no installation required. The drawback of a level one EV charger is that they charge very slowly, taking more than 20 hours to charge a battery fully. These chargers are not very convenient if you drive every day.
- Level 2 Charger – These chargers are the best option for drivers who want to use their EVs every day. Level two chargers require a dedicated 240-volt circuit and professional installation. It will take about three hours to fully charge your electric vehicle using one of these charging stations. Many automakers are now offering level two chargers when you purchase one of their electric cars, but you’ll need professional installation from the team at Mr. Electric of Garland.
- Level 3 Charger – These standalone devices are the ones you’ll see at public charging stations. Level three chargers only need about half an hour to charge an EV battery for 160 miles of driving. Level three chargers cannot be installed at your home because they need an industrial level power draw. Our team can install a level three charger at your place of business in Texas.
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.