Level 2 Charger Features
You’ve decided that purchasing and installing a Level 2 charger is your best option. Here are a few things to consider when picking a charger model.
Charger cord lengths can vary. Longer cords provide flexibility, but shorter cables are easier to store. Also consider where to best place and hang the cord so it’s out of the way. You wouldn’t want anyone to trip.
Location - indoors or outdoors
If you plan to have a charger outdoors, make sure the model you choose is rated to work in all weather conditions.
Charging multiple EVs at the same time
Some chargers have two plugs that can be used simultaneously. If you have more than one EV, you may want to consider this feature.
The higher the amperage the faster you can charge your EV. Keep in mind that with a higher amperage you will require more space to be available in your electrical panel.
Some chargers can be remotely controlled and monitored with a smartphone.
Check out different Level 2 charger models.
Level 2 Charger Installation
If you’re planning to install a Level 2 charger in your home or business, here are a few things for you to consider:
- You’ll require a qualified electrician to install your charger. You can find one in your area through Service NL.
- You may require an upgrade to your electrical panel or service to accommodate the charger. Depending on the size of your charger, it may require 30-40 amps on your panel, which may or may not be available in your current setup. An electrician will easily identify if your panel has enough capacity for the installation of a charger.
- You’ll require space for the charging unit. Whether it’s in a garage, or outside, you’ll want a convenient location. If it’s outside, be sure your charger is rated to work in our weather conditions.
- Depending on the location of the charger and the distance from the panel, some tear up may be required to run conduit and underground wire to connect your charger.