Electric Vehicle Chargers


What to think about when installing an EV charger 

When installing an Electric Vehicle (EV) charger, there are several factors to think about to ensure a quality and high performing result. Firstly, it is essential to look at your electrical system’s capacity to support the charger. Depending on the wiring in your house your electrical system may need an upgrade or modification in order to accommodate the charger’s power requirements. Additionally, you’ll need to consider the location of the charger – ideally, it should be easily accessible for parking and close to your electrical panel to minimize installation costs. 

Another important factor to think about is the type of charger that best suits your needs. Level 1 chargers are slower but can be plugged into a standard outlet, while Level 2 chargers are faster and require a dedicated 240-volt circuit. Evaluate your driving habits and charging needs to determine which option is most suitable for you. By considering these factors, you can make an informed decision and enjoy the benefits of convenient and eco-friendly EV charging at home. 


Choosing the right installer for your charger 

When choosing someone to install your electric vehicle (EV) charger it is important first and foremost that you choose a qualified Electrician who has experience in installing EV chargers. Experience is key as not all installations are straight ford and the last thing you want to do is spend more money than you need to. 

Your installer should be familiar with the specific requirements and safety standards associated with EV charger installation. Look for someone who is reliable, communicates well, and provides a clear timeline for the installation. It’s also a good idea to ask for references or reviews from previous clients to ensure their work is of high quality or check out the information on their website around EV chargers. 

Lastly, make sure the Electrician is properly qualified and insured to protect yourself and your property in case of any unforeseen issues during the installation. By taking these factors into account you help to ensure a quality installation and outcome. 


How much should an EV charger cost? 

On average, for a basic level 1 charger that you can plug into a standard 120-volt outlet you can expect to pay between $300 to $600. These chargers are a lot slower and are very limited on the what they do but are suitable for overnight charging at home. 

A level 2 charger (which we would highly recommend opting for) uses a 240-volt outlet and can range from $500 to $1,200 for the equipment. Installation costs can add another $500 to $2,000 roughly depending on the complexity of the installation. 

At Cableworks Electrical we are experienced, qualified and provide a superior service when it comes to EV charger installation. We are a certified installers of Evnex chargers and have completed a significant number of installations. If you’re want to find out more about your options for your Electrical Vehicle charger call Theo on (04) 471 1411 to discuss your options and find out more. 

“Prompt, efficient, and friendly service from the inspection, quotation, installation, and setting up the app and online account for the Evnex e2 EV charger. Highly recommended supplier and installer.”

– Google Review 2024

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