You have made the decision to do something good for the environment while taking advantage of the cost savings of driving an electric car. It is nice not having to stop and fill up at the gas station several days a week. It saves you time, energy and most importantly—money! However, you may not be getting the most out of your electric car if you are using a Level I or what is known as a trickle charger. An electrician in West Palm Beach can change all of that. The team at Elcon Electric will provide you with an experienced electrician who can get the job done promptly and professionally.
In order to get the most out of your electric car, you need it to be fully charged each day. Depending on the length of your commute, you may only get a single to and from trip out of a fully charged battery. A Level I charger can take up to a full 24 hours to charge your car. Unless you have 24 hours off between shifts, your car is not going to have enough time to get a full charge. You need a Level II charger. This will get your car charged in under 8 hours.
A West Palm Beach electrician will need to install the proper outlet needed to operate the faster charger. The 240-volts needed to run the Level II charger are not standard in a home’s garage or carport. These are the outlets that are used to run your air conditioner and dryer. Your home’s electric panel may need to have a breaker added to accommodate the outlet. This is something your electrician will evaluate during an initial inspection. If an electric panel upgrade is needed, your electrician will explain your options. Give Elcon Electric a call today if you are ready to make your electric car a little more economical.