Have you discovered that lovely new environmentally friendly electric car has not turned out to be quite as economical as you planned? The problem is not the car but is more likely the charging process. If you are a person who is constantly on the go, you have probably discovered it is tough to get a full charge. This is probably due to using a slow charging system or what is referred to as a Level I charger. These chargers are less expensive than their faster counterparts and are often preferable because they can be plugged in virtually anywhere. The faster chargers require an electrician. Los Angeles homeowners who opt for the Level II chargers will need to have a special outlet installed for the charger to plug into. H Electric can take care of this for you.
The difference between the two chargers from an electrical standpoint is the outlet. The slow chargers only require 120-volts or basically any plug-in in the garage or carport. However, it will need to be the only device plugged into that particular outlet. The fast chargers require a 240-volt outlet. This is an outlet that will need to be installed by your electrician. Los Angeles homeowners will need to make sure the electric panel can support the additional outlet. These are the same kind of outlets that your air conditioner, hot tub or dryer would use.
One of the benefits to the more expensive chargers is the speed in which the car is fully charged. It takes about 8 hours versus the slower, less expensive chargers that can take up to 24 hours. It is certainly an investment up front, but it may be something you need to consider if you find yourself constantly on the go and unable to get a full charge on your electric car. If you would like to learn more about this, give H Electric a call today.