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EV Charger Installation

What is an EV Charging Station?

If you own an electric vehicle, you should already know that this is a charging station for it. If you do not own, are not in the know, or are looking to purchase an electric vehicle, you should read the info on this page.

Essentially, EV charging stations provide electricity to recharge electric vehicles.

There are three types of EV charging stations.

Level 1 Charging Station

This is the most standard version of charging station. It can be plugged into any standard three-pong outlet. The benefit of this station is that it does not require installation. The downside is that it charges very slowly. This is the type of charger where you would leave your electric vehicle charging overnight as it can take up to 20 hours to fully charge your vehicle’s battery.

Level 2 Charging Station

If you need to charge your battery more than just overnight, you might want to go with a more advanced electric battery charging station. This level requires a dedicated 240-volt circuit. The level 2 will charge much faster than the level 1, but it also requires a professional Winnipeg electrician to install it. It can charge a battery in about three hours. When purchasing your vehicle, try to get a level 2 charging station included with the purchase as opposed to what they normally give, which is the level 1.

Level 3 Charging Station

Obviously this is the most powerful of the three types and is what you would find at a public charging station as opposed to a residential property. Usually these take about half an hour to add around 250 kms of driving. Apart from being super expensive, these charging stations need an industrial-level power draw.

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What you will get with your EV charger installation

If and when you decide to install a level 2 electric battery charger in your home, here’s what you can expect from John Doerksen Electrical, your trusted Winnipeg electrician.

  • Prior to installation, full equipment inspection and site inspection to make sure it complies with manufacturer’s specifications
  • Upgrading your electrical system to include a new dedicated 40-amp, 240-volt circuit that includes the wiring necessary to support the level 2 charger
  • Installation that complies with all local and national codes and regulations
  • Verification that equipment is fully functional after installation and operational

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