After you buy an electric car, you have another decision to make. Do you purchase the Level 1 or Level 2 charging system? The car dealership may explain the difference to you, but it doesn’t hurt to do some research before making a final decision. Your electrician in West Palm Beach has some information you may want to consider before you decide which charger you want. In either situation, you will likely need an electrician. Elcon Electric has a team of qualified individuals who can help get your charging station ready for you to use.
The most common charger and the least expensive is the Level 1 charger. This charging system can be plugged into any standard outlet, although, it should be the only thing plugged into that particular outlet. The Level 1 system is a slow trickle charger and can take up to 24 hours to fully charge an electric car battery depending on the make and model of the car. The only reason you would need an electrician is if there are a shortage of outlets in your garage or carport. This can be remedied by an electrician. West Palm Beach residents can have an extra outlet installed with little trouble at all.
The more expensive charging system is the Level 2. This will require an electrician to install a special outlet with enough power to run the faster charger. For most makes and models, the car will be fully charged within 8 hours, which is one of the major benefits to making the bigger initial investment. Your electrician will need to check your current electric panel to see if your system can handle an additional 240-volt outlet. If not, you may need to upgrade your electric panel. These are all questions your electrician can answer for you. If you would like to learn more, give Elcon Electric a call today.