Looking for a way to be more eco-friendly and save money at the same time? If so, seeking dependable San Antonio electrical car charger services is the way to go. Here at Absolute Power Electrical Contractors, our licensed experts are ready to help homeowners with any EV charger installation. We can’t wait to help clients take advantage of this money-saving innovation.

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Choosing the Right EV Charger for Your Home

Having a new EV car charger installed is an exciting prospect since it can save a lot of hassle and money. However, all residents should carefully think about certain elements before they select a charger. Depending on the type of car, as well as the available amperage, homeowners may be able to have some chargers installed but not others. Many would prefer faster levels of charging, but these units may be more expensive. Consulting with one of our expert electricians is the best method of finding the optimal system.

A few of the most significant factors to consider when selecting an EV charger include:

  • Whether you want Level 1 or Level 2 charging
  • Whether a home can support a standard single-phase or a three-phase outlet
  • The available amperage at the property, usually 16 Amp or 32 Amp
  • If alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC) will be used
  • Whether tethered or untethered charging cables will be installed
  • Any special features for control or security

Understanding Level 1 vs. Level 2 Charging Speeds

One of the primary distinctions between Level 1 and Level 2 chargers is their rate of charge. Level 1 chargers tend to use a lot less voltage and amperage, but the problem with this is that they take a lot of time to charge. This might not be an issue for those who do not drive very often or those who can charge with the help of a smart system. By converting a supply of solar energy into electricity, residents may be able to charge their vehicles faster.

Those who do not have this option or do not want to wait for extreme lengths of time should select Level 2 chargers instead. Whereas Level 1 charges only have a rate of four miles range per hour, Level 2 chargers can charge anywhere between 12 to even 60 miles range per hour. 

Tethered vs. Untethered Chargers: Which Suits Your Lifestyle?

Deciding between an untethered or tethered charger greatly depends on a car owner’s lifestyle. Those who travel long distances regularly would benefit from untethered chargers since these can be taken elsewhere. These chargers offer flexibility and ease for people who have more than one vehicle. However, single chargers are more economical and useful for those who have one car and primarily charge their automobile at home. Talk to our technicians at Absolute Power Electrical Contractors for more support about which one to choose. 

Benefits of Installing an Electric Car Charger at Home

Investing in an electric car charger for your home can offer a range of benefits for both your vehicle and your lifestyle. With the increasing popularity of electric vehicles, having a convenient and efficient charging solution at home is essential. Here are some reasons why installing an electric car charger at home is a smart decision:

  • Convenience: Charging your electric vehicle at home eliminates the need to visit public charging stations, saving you time and hassle.
  • Cost Savings: Charging at home can be more cost-effective than using public charging stations, especially if you take advantage of off-peak electricity rates.
  • Environmental Impact: By charging at home, you can reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner, greener environment.
  • Increased Property Value: Installing an electric car charger can enhance the value of your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers in the future.

Our team of experienced electricians can help you choose the right EV charger for your home and ensure a professional installation for optimal performance and safety.

Need personalized advice? Get in touch with our San Antonio EV charger experts at (210) 981-6868 now.

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