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EV Charging Frequently Asked Questions

Are EV chargers dangerous?

EV chargers can be very dangerous if they are poorly installed. Our installations are carefully designed to be among the safest in the industry. We use high-temperature copper wiring, steel conduit, and we torque all connections to the specified values. Most chargers provide GFCI protection to prevent electrocution, and Tesla Wall Connectors even provide integrated over-temperature protection. We have completed hundreds of EVSE installations, and none of them have ever resulted in property damage or personal injury.

What type of charger do you recommend or not recommend?

If you have a Tesla, we highly recommend using Tesla Wall Connector. It is a very safe and reliable charger with many great tech features such as app integration and power-sharing for homes with multiple EVs. If you have an EV other than Tesla, please contact us for a recommendation. The only type of charger we typically don't recommend is the plug-in NEMA 14-50 or 6-50 type, as the contacts are known to get very hot during extended use. If you must use a plug-in type charger, we will install a very high quality industrial grade receptacle to make your installation as safe as possible.

Do I need a permit to install an EV charger?

Most boroughs and townships in our installation area do in fact require an electrical permit for EV charger installation. Tesla also requires us to obtain permitting in order to participate in their certified installer program. Rest assured that we will take care of the electrical plans, permit application, and final inspection for you. These items are most often listed and included in our estimates so there is no surprise on the final invoice. 

What if my house doesn't have enough power to add an EV charger?

If your electrical service is already maxed out, you will have a few options. We can upgrade your electrical service, we can downgrade the speed of your charger, or we can install a load management device to ensure that your EV charger will never overload your electrical service.

How long does installation take?

Most of our EVSE installations are completed within a single day, and they are usually done with very little to no disruption in power to the rest of the house. 

How long will it take to charge my EV?

Charging speeds vary greatly depending on the vehicle and the charger used; however, most of our Tesla Wall Connector installations can add up to 42 miles of range per hour of charge.

Are you licensed and insured?

We are not only licensed and fully insured, we also hold multiple EVSE installer certifications, and we are enrolled in an accredited continuing education program to be sure we are always up to date on electrical code and best practices.

Do you offer free estimates?

Yes, please click on the EVSE Estimate Request tab at the top of the page to get started on your free estimate.

Do you offer any warranty?

Yes our installations are covered by a one year warranty. We guarantee that all of our EVSE installations are free of defects in workmanship.

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