Car Charging Stations – Residential & Commercial
Electrician – Huntington Beach, CA – Triplex Electric
Electric Car Charging Stations
With the popularity of Electric Vehicles on the rise, not to mention the recent technological upgrades in style, affordability, and practicality, many of our customers in the local Huntington Beach community are now the proud owners of EVs. In order to better serve you and ensure that all of your electrical needs are met, Triplex Electric now offers all of our customers Electric Car Charging Station installation and upgrades to all of our Huntington Beach customers
All of our electricians at Triplex Electric have been comprehensively trained to professionally install and upgrade your Electric Car (EV) Charging Stations in both your home or place of business. So regardless of whether you’ve recently purchased your first EV and want to be sure you’re all set with your new charging station, our your a veteran owner who is looking to upgrade to the most efficient, affordable charging station on the market, we can help you install the perfect car charging station for your needs.
Our Electric Car Charger Installation Process
First, we have to verify the type of EV you have, and then diagnose the electrical panel in your home or business. This is done to be sure the panel is able to support the charging station, which will avoid any damage or hazards to the system, vehicle, or home. Upgrades may need to be made in ensuring your car charger is compatible with the specs of your electrical system.
If you have already purchased the car charger, one of our or licensed electricians can install everything for you to ensure it is done safely and up to code. If you have not yet selected a car charger, we are able to offer our expertise to help you find the charger that matches your brand of vehicle charging needs.
Before installing the car charging station, our Triplex Electric team will inlay a new dedicated circuit for the electrical panel connected to your car charging station, as well as a new circuit breaker in your panel. This is where we determine whether your current electrical panel can handle the new electrical load added by the charging station, or if we need to make any upgrades should the panel be insufficient.
Once the car charging station installation is complete, we will double check the system to make sure everything is functioning properly and safely.
As qualified electricians Triplex Electric can install any type of electric car charging station for your Huntington Beach home or business
Lifetime Warranty on Car Charging Installations
As a professional electrician in Huntington Beach, we fully understand all the building standards and codes in the area.
We offer a lifetime warranty on all our car charging station installations, so you never have to worry about your car charging system leaving your car uncharged.
Electrical Upgrading to Service Electric Car Charging Stations.
Some premises are not equipped to handle the additional electrical load required for quickly charging electric vehicles and may need a newer electrical panel.
Our certified team of electricians will complete a full review and calculation of electrical load to ensure a safe and efficient installation.
If an upgrade is required, we are experts at upgrading electrical services and installing new panels.
“Did a beautiful job! I’m very happy with the work they did”John C
“Very prompt and courteous. He goes the extra mile to do things for his customers. There was some very small part, that’s very difficult to find, for an old lamp we have, and he contacted me recently to let me know he’s tracked that down for me. I really appreciate that and that is a testament to his resolve and willingness to go the extra mile for his customers”Lea G
“His honesty and integrity is #1. I thoroughly enjoyed doing business with him and absolutely would do it again”.Ann B
Level 1 : Plug-in Car Charging Stations Installations
The majority of electric cars come equipped with chargers that are fully compatible with your typical 120V electrical systems. This system is your standard household outlet, and can be plugged into any outlet in your home or garage through the adapter that came with your EV. Although the amount of juice per hour of charging can vary between EVs, this type of system can give most electric cars about 4 to 5 miles for every hour that the EV is charged, or approximately 22 hours of life after being fully charged.
Level 1 car charging stations generally use less power than other charging station setups, and will work effectively on a basic circuit. The major drawback to these systems is that they can take much longer to fully charge your vehicle than other systems, specifically the “Quick Charging station” equivalent.
Even though these systems are advertised as user friendly and plug into your standard electrical outlet simply with the use of an adapter, we strongly recommend that our customers employ a licensed electrician to ensure that everything is installed safely and efficiently. By using a certified Triplex Electric electrical contractor to do an initial inspection and installation of your system, you will ensure the highest efficiency of that system, and that all of your wiring is up to code and safety standards. Faulty wiring can cause unexpected hazards, and our electricians can help you to avoid any headaches by ensuring that your car charging station is properly installed on a dedicated 20 amp circuit. This will keep you from accidentally overloading the circuits in your home, or tripping your breakers.
Level 2 (240V) : Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations Installations
Level 2 Car Charging Stations have been known to vary depending on their instillation and the brand of EV you have, and are not all all the same. They do, however, all use the the same plug configuration, which is equivalent to the voltage used by your standard refrigerator.
A Level 2 domestic home charging station uses a 240 volt split to redirect power from the premises main electrical panel, which can recharge your vehicle in a anywhere between 4 to 8 hours, depending on the type of vehicle and station. These charging stations also vary in their output capacity, ranging anywhere from 3.3 kW- 3 hours of charging per 40 miles of range- to 16.8 kW- 40 minutes of charging per 40 miles of range. With 3.3 kW on the highest end of the spectrum and 16.8 kW on the lowest, your EV most likely falls somewhere in between those two points.
Although these car charging stations are more efficient than the Level 1, the downside is the upfront cost of their installation. This cost increase is due to the amount of power demanded by the station, which require modifications to the electrical panel to allow for the increased power, as well as the instillation of a larger circuit from the panel to the charger.
Your Car Charging Station Professionals in Huntington Beach
With over 20 years as an electrician in Huntington Beach, our team at Triplex Electric is always trained in the most current technological trends, and has the experience necessary to ensure your EV charging stations are not only installed safely, but able to provide you with the best Electric Vehicle experience possible. Level 1 car charging stations may be advertised as simple, DIY projects, but can often become much more complicated projects than they first appear. Proper wiring and breaker panel upgrades are necessary to ensure that the system is functioning properly, and should be conducted and upgraded by a licensed professional electrician.
So if you’re looking for an electrician in Huntington Beach to either install or upgrade your car charging station, call us today at (714) 587-1728, or fill out the form on our Contact page.
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“Triplex Electric provides reliable, high quality, and trustworthy service. Half of the power was out in my home, so I gave them a call. Randy promptly responded and was able to quickly identify the issue. Within an hour and a half, he had installed some new electrical parts and my lights were back on. I will definitely call them again the next time I need any electrical work done”.Melissa Wake