Installing a Home Charging Station in Only Five Minutes
As a discerning electric vehicle (EV) owner, you may have come to the realization that a Level 2 charging station is a prudent investment for your home charging needs, in line with the preferences of many fellow EV enthusiasts.
Luckily, Lectron boasts an extensive array of Level 2 chargers in its inventory, providing a plethora of options for EV owners. With the capability to deliver a full overnight charge to your vehicle, these chargers offer unparalleled convenience and efficiency for your EV charging needs.
There are two major types of chargers: plug-in and hardwired.
While a plug-in charger is quick and convenient, the power output is lower, which means a slower charge.
Hardwiring a charger will allow you to get up to 48 Amps of charging power, but this can come with a hefty price tag.
Aside from the upfront cost of a home charging station and professional fees, you’d also have to secure the necessary permits from local authorities.
And if your house needs electrical panel upgrades to accommodate the additional burden of a 48-Amp charger, you’re likely to shell out anywhere between $1,500 to $4,000.
Fortunately, Lectron has streamlined the cost and installation process and made it exceptionally user-friendly, that it only takes FIVE minutes of your time!
The Qmerit magic
You don’t have to deal with it all by yourself.
Qmerit is here to help you every step of the way.
Lectron has partnered with Qmerit to simplify your transition to electric cars with the EV Install Form. This form allows electricians to assess your home’s readiness for installation.
Here’s how it works:
- Fill out the EV Install Form online. By giving information about your vehicle and the property, electricians will have an overview of what to expect on-site and what would be needed during installation.
You’ll need to provide the specs of your vehicles and where you’ll want the charging outlet installed.
- A system will calculate your home’s electrical load based on national standards. This helps Qmerit determine if there's enough electrical capacity for the charger to be installed.
- Take photos of all electrical panels in the house and attach them to the form. This helps Qmerit know your house’s total amperage and if there’s enough room for a charging station.
- Your local electrician will secure permits and schedule installation.
- If needed, your electrician can coordinate an inspection and meet with the inspector on-site.
With the basic information you provide, Qmerit will be able to determine your installation needs without setting foot on your property.
How much does it cost?
Costs will vary depending on a few factors. If you have an attached garage, you qualify for the standard installation, which means you’ll only have to pay for the installation itself.
In the case of detached garages, townhouses, and condominiums, it's important to note that the costs associated with installing a Level 2 charging station may be higher due to various factors such as additional electrical work, permits, and other specific requirements.
More complex installations may require a panel upgrade, trenching, sub-panel, or installation of a demand charge controller to ensure the safe installation of a high-powered charging outlet where it previously couldn’t. In these cases, Qmerit will reach out to you to discuss your options.
It’s also important for Qmerit to know the amperage or capacity of your home’s electrical panel. Generally, the larger the panel, the better, but they will evaluate on a case-to-case basis. If you have multiple air conditioning units, a pool, and a hot tub, there might not be enough capacity for a 40-amp circuit.
The general rule of thumb is the more complicated the installation is, the more expensive it is. The further the power source is from your desired location, the more wiring it will require. And if your home’s electrical system needs an upgrade, that means additional permits to secure.
Rest assured, you need not navigate the intricacies of installation alone. Qmerit is readily available to provide comprehensive assistance, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience. Best of all, it only takes a mere five minutes of your time to get the process underway, allowing you to effortlessly embark on your journey towards convenient and efficient Level 2 EV charging at home with the utmost peace of mind.
Book your installation today!