If you are taking advantage of the fantastic sales on electric or hybrid cars this new year, you will want to consider adding the option of a fast car charging station. Typically, when you purchase an electric car, you will be offered two different types of charging stations. There is a trickle charger, which slowly charges your car over about a 24 hour period. This one is the least expensive and often the most popular. However, your Glendale electrician is here to tell you about the faster electric car charging stations. At H Electric, you will find a group of knowledgeable electricians who can assist you with the installation of a fast or slow charger.
A fast charging system is a bit more expensive, but for those who are constantly on the go, it is worth it. The charger charges the car in about 8 hours versus the 24 hours of the slower system. Because it is faster, it is going to need more electricity to operate. This is why you will need an electrician. Glendale electric car owners will need to have a 240-volt outlet installed in their garage or carport for the faster charging station to plug into. These are not your standard outlets and most homes will not have one in the garage area. A 240-volt outlet is the kind you would see used for your air conditioner or dryer.
Along with the additional outlet, you will need to have a breaker installed to run the outlet. An electrician will need to inspect your current electric panel to make sure you have enough space to add the breaker. If there isn’t room for another breaker, an electric panel upgrade will be needed. This may seem like a lot of hassle, but it is something an experienced electrician will be able to take care of without a lot of fuss. Give H Electric a call today if you would like to learn more.