What To Consider Before Setting Up an EV Charging Station at Home?

What To Consider Before Setting Up an EV Charging Station at Home?

Setting up an electric vehicle (EV) charging station at home will provide you with reliable and convenient charging. But, before doing so, there are important considerations to help ensure you wind up with the right setup to fit your needs. For Level 2 home charging, which is up to 8x faster than the Level 1 chargers that come standard with new EV purchases, installation decisions should be informed by the following:

Where should the purchased charger be set up?
What's the range of distance from charger to EV?
Do I have or need a 240v outlet to plug in?
Do I want to have the electrical hardwired?
Distance from the charger to an electrical outlet
Electrical panel information
Should an electrician be hired to set up your charger?
Do I have a reference for a Certified Electrical Installer?
Should I consider installing additional charging stations in the future?

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As you can see, there is a lot to consider when setting up an EV charging station at home. But by planning ahead, and installing the correct EV charging system for your needs, you can avoid costly mistakes and pitfalls, as you work to get on your way to fast, safe, and convenient home charging.

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If you have a garage, that's generally the best and most convenient place to set up an EV charging station at home. However, that's not the only safe spot. For instance, the Level 2 EVSE home charger and Smart iEVSE Home charger, like all other chargers from Nobi Energy, are NEMA 4-rated. This means they are certified for indoor or outdoor charging in conditions ranging from -22℉ to 122℉ (-30℃ to 50℃). A charger exposed to temperatures outside of this certified range can decrease the functionality of the product.

If you choose to set up your electric car home charging station in the garage, the distance from your ideal installation location and an existing power source, and your access to an electrical panel are important. The EVSE and iEVSE Home are available with either an 18- or 25-foot cable, which offers plenty of length for most people with two- to three-car garages. Nobi chargers come standard with a NEMA 6-50 plug for easy installation, or the plug can be removed for a hardwire install by an electrician.

Post time: Jan-05-2023

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