Electric Vehicle Service Equipment Installation
in Northwest Arkansas
Congratulations on joining the eco-friendly community by purchasing an electric vehicle! Now that you’re finished relying on gas stations to fuel your ride, the next step you need to take is installing an EV charging station in your home. At CJ’s Electric Inc, our master electricians have years of experience delivering the electric charging station solutions that Arkansas drivers need. Bring electric vehicle charging convenience right to your driveway by scheduling EV charging installation services with today!
If you’ve just purchased an electric vehicle and are ready to setup your home charging station, call the electric vehicle service equipment (or EVSE) experts at CJ's Electric today! Our electricians will make sure your charging station is installed safely and up to code.
You will need to have a 220 volt electrical outlet (similar to the kind used for your electric clothes dryer) installed for a “level 2” charging station.
Installing the Best EV-Charging Stations
At CJ’s Electric in Northwest Arkansas, we have various EV-charging-station options for different needs and budgets.
We can provide you with:
- LEVEL 1 CHARGER: The most affordable option, it’s compatible with most EVs. However, it also provides the slowest charging.
- LEVEL 2 CHARGER: The most popular EV charger type, Level 2 Chargers most frequently go in homes.
- LEVEL 3 CHARGER: The fastest and most expensive EV charger type, Level 3 is the best suited for commercial use.
We install only the highest-quality chargers that are:
- Energy-efficient and UL certified
- Fast charging
- Compatible with all EV models, including Tesla, Nissan, Ford, Chevrolet, and Hyundai vehicles
- Durable and weather-resistant
- Safe and reliable
Benefits of Home Electric Vehicle Charger Installation
Choosing to install an EV charging station in your home can provide you with many benefits, including:
- Cost efficiency: Rather than purchasing battery power from a third party each time you need to fuel your ride, installing a residential EV charging station provides you with significant savings depending on the type of charger you choose.
- Convenience: It takes the average Level 2 charger between four and six hours to fully charge your electric car, meaning you’ll have to wait that long at a public charging station if you want to charge your vehicle fully. Bringing the charging station right to your driveway takes this time-consuming trip out of the equation completely!
- Safety: Leaving your EV to charge in a public space poses the same safety risks as leaving your new car in a public garage. Vandals, thieves, and natural elements can all threaten the safety of your investment. Installing a charging station at home eliminates these safety risks from your EV ownership experience altogether.
Residential EV Charger Options
There are two main types of residential electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) options from which drivers can choose: Level 1 EVSE and Level 2 EVSE.
Level 1 EVSE
This type of charger allows drivers to plug their EVs directly into a standard 120-volt electrical outlet, just as they would with any other home appliance. These chargers are usually included with your vehicle purchase, with most hybrid and electric vehicles coming with a standard three-prong plug. Owners should be aware that they will need a dedicated branch circuit for the outlet used to charge their car. Sharing a circuit between this outlet and other high-powered appliances (such as air conditioners or refrigerators) can cause the circuit to trip. CJ’s Electric can provide the electrical panel upgrade services you need to accommodate the dedicated circuit you need to power your EV. Level 1 EVSE is a good place to start; however, this charging type only adds between 2 and 5 miles of range per hour of charging time. If you plan to leave your EV to charge overnight, this might be an acceptable option. Otherwise, you may want to explore the more robust Level 2 EVSE option.
Level 2 EVSE
A more advanced charging option, Level 2 EVSE uses a 240-volt dedicated circuit to power your vehicle. These chargers are typically installed in your garage; however, there are outdoor-rated versions that customers can install in their driveways instead. Rather than the 2- to 5-mile range added per charging hour in the Level 1 option, Level 2 EVSE adds 10 to 60 miles of range per hour. Many homes are already equipped with 240-volt service for their clothes dryers or electric ranges, making Level 2 EVSE installation a relatively easy and cost-effective project. At CJ’s Electric, our team ensures that each EV charging installation project we complete complies with local, state, and national electrical safety codes for your added peace of mind.
Don’t gamble on your EV charging station installation project: Trust the master electricians at CJ’s Electric to get the job done right. Schedule EVSE installation for your NWA home today!
What can you expect when having a charging station installed?
Installing an electric charging station for your vehicle can usually be done within one day. How your home is wired and the planned location of the ESVE charger all have bearing on how long the installation will actually take.
First, your CJ’s Electric electrician will examine how your electrical panel is wired and determine if it can safely support a 220 volt breaker. If needed, the electrician will install a new 220 volt breaker for the charger. Next, your electrician will run the electrical wire from the new breaker to where the car charger will be located. Either a 220 volt outlet will be installed at the charger location so that you can plug in your charger or the charger will be hard wired depending on what is needed. Finally, your electrician will make sure that everything is connected and working properly and safely. The process is fairly straightforward, but this is a job best left to the experts, as handling electricity is extremely dangerous.
For all things electrical, please consider CJ’s Electric. Give the experts a call today! We’d be happy to get your electric power station installed so you can travel the distance without worrying about your battery level.
Be sure to check for state incentives to make the most of your switch to an electric vehicle.