How to Install a 240 Volt Level II Rapid Charging Station For Your Electric Vehicle


There’s another vehicle around and it needn’t bother with gas to go. As a matter of fact, there’s different new electric vehicles presented by various vehicle producers. From the homegrown American made Chevrolet Volt to the Japanese Nissan Leaf, these new models of electric vehicles will impact the manner in which we drive.

The EVs, as they are called, will require an electric charging station. Consider it a service station solidly in your own carport. Even better, EV charging stations will before long start showing up all around the country. Any business stopping region today will have the choice to introduce EV charging stations for the comfort of their EV driving clients. The showrooms will likewise require charging stations to exhibit the new electric vehicles.

All in all, which EV charger is the right charger for your home? You truly do have a decision. There is the 120 volt charging situation that can plug solidly into any family wall attachment, ideally in your carport. This charger can completely charge your EV in 10-14 hours. This standard accusing framework comes standard of the new Electric Vehicles in general.

How might you want to need to remain at a service station for 10 hours siphoning gas? Clearly, you must arrangement your driving propensities. Your EV should be stopped somewhere around 10 hours out of each day, in all likelihood while you rest.

Imagine a scenario where you could completely charge your EV in 4 hours. What might that be worth to you? Can we just be real for a minute; these vehicles aren’t modest regardless! To completely charge your EV in 4 hours, you’ll require a level 2, 240 volt fast electric vehicle charging station evaluated at 20 amps. These are accessible from the EV makers as well as from various outsider suppliers.

To introduce a 240 volt level 2 fast charger in your carport, you’ll require an authorized circuit repairman or electrical project worker. Both the Nissan LEAF and the Chevrolet VOLT require the utilization of one of their own confirmed electrical workers for hire. Before long you might have the option to recruit your own electrical worker for hire in the event that you sign a waiver, but at first the electric vehicle producers believe you should utilize their confirmed installers who have been prepared to their details. Ev charger installation The circuit repairman should introduce a 240 volt power plug in your carport and furthermore to introduce the charger on the wall close to the power source.

So what’s included in the event that you choose to buy the discretionary 240 volt, 4 hour charger?

First you should buy the quick charging station either from the electric vehicle sales center or from an outsider supplier (whenever permitted). Then you should enlist either the vendors electrical worker for hire of one fitting your personal preference.

The electrical expert should procure a twofold post, or 240 volt circuit from your electrical board. This intends that there should be space in your board to oblige 2 extra circuit breakers. A 240 volt electrical switch is normally alluded to as a twofold shaft breaker. On the off chance that there isn’t any space for extra circuit breakers, in some cases the current breakers can be supplanted with couple breakers. Couple breakers are 1/2 the size of a standard breaker. Two of them will fit in the space intended for one standard breaker. By doing this, it’s feasible to make sufficient room for another twofold shaft electrical switch. Whenever that is laid out, a 240 volt copper wire, size 8 measure, is introduced from the board to the carport to convey the power expected for your 240 volt EV charger. Eight measure wire is suggested by the maker. The producer likewise suggests introducing a sub-circuit board in the carport for the charger, however I don’t completely accept that that is totally essential.

So how does the electrical expert get the 240 volt circuit wire from the board to the carport? Regularly, the board is a blend electrical switch board and electric meter enclose every one of the one. Ideally, this container will frequently be found on an outside carport wall. Notwithstanding, it can likewise be situated on the contrary side of the house! In the event that the board is on a carport wall, the establishment is a lot simpler and less exorbitant. The nearer the circuit board, the less time and material it will require. In the event that it’s not on a carport wall and is found further away, then imaginative measures might be essential.

Assuming your home has an unfinished plumbing space either above or underneath, that is the most ideal situation. All things considered, a short part of electrical course will be introduced out of the base or top of the board and transform into the unfinished plumbing space to convey the wire across to the carport. Assuming the worst, is when there is no entrance above or underneath the house. These are the most difficult.

You will need to enlist an accomplished circuit tester that takes a lot of pride in his workmanship. The circuit repairman will be expected to introduce electrical channel from the board to the carport. Outside wiring of 120 volts or higher should be safeguarded inside electrical conductor, either metal or PVC. Typically the channel will be attached to the outside of your home. Now and again, to keep away from what a may call an unattractive expansion to the outside, the conductor might be covered in the ground.

I have introduced miles and miles of electrical course on the outside of individuals’ homes throughout the long term. On the off chance that your circuit tester is capable at bowing and introducing metal or PVC course, then, at that point, he can work really hard without bringing down the presence of your home. Knowing how to appropriately twist electrical metal tubing (EMT) has turned into an under-appreciated skill among large numbers of the more youthful private circuit repairmen.

In the event that you intend to introduce a 240 volt fast charger in your carport for your EV, and you will be expected to run electrical course on the outside of your home, then you’ll believe a channel master all together should get a pleasant, perfect work. Course can be painted, however a slick establishment is basic. Terrible conductor establishments can truly “monstrous up” a house. Not all electrical experts are gifted at conductor twisting. It takes a ton of training. Numerous jacks of all trades and, surprisingly, a few less trustworthy electrical technicians will basically staple plastic jacketed link (Romex) right to the outside of the house. It fills the need, yet at the same it’s not legitimate. All outside 120 volt wiring or higher should be inside electrical conductor. This is likewise the standard while running uncovered AC wire on a surface wall inside too.

In the event that you can live with a 10 hour charge time, then, at that point, you won’t have to spend any extra cash for a level 2 quick charging station. Assuming you wish to completely charge your EV in 4 hours, plan to spend somewhat more cash. I figure things will advance as time passes by and perhaps the charging frameworks will turn out to be more productive and less charging time will be required. The truth will surface eventually.

In the event that you are situated in the San Diego region and might want to examine establishment of a level 2 quick charging station in your home, we would love to talk about your choices with your. At present Point Loma Electric is ensured to introduce level 2 charging stations for a few of the various chargers available.