EV Charger Installation -- Aurora, IL.
Serving the Towns of Naperville, Aurora, Geneva, Oswego & St. Charles & the Greater Kane, DuPage & Will Counties
Now that you’ve purchased your electric vehicle (EV), you will need to wire your charger to your home. Harrison Electric offers complete wiring services for electric vehicle owners who want the convenience of charging their cars from their home. We can help you determine the right location for your charger and install it according to manufacturer specifications and your home’s electrical system. To schedule an installation, contact Lewis Electric & Contracting today. We can answer your questions and set up your charger the way you want it.
Many EV and PHEV owners will be able to meet their daily driving range requirements by charging overnight with Level 1 EVSE, requiring no additional cost or installation, provided that a power outlet on a dedicated circuit is available near their parking location. For longer commutes, Level 2 charging equipment can be purchased. The most basic Level 2 products have only standard safety features and status lights. More advanced, “smart” Level 2 products have features such as enhanced displays, charging timers, communications capabilities, and keypads. It is best to install the Level 2 equipment recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
Which Level Charging is Right For Me?
Lewis Electric & Contracting can find the right & proper EV Charger for you:
- Level 1 -- Charging stations use 110V power and provide an EV with 2 to 5 miles per 60 minutes of charging.
- Level 2 -- stations use 240V and can provide an EV with about 10 to 20 miles of charge per 60 minutes.
- Level 3 -- Are 480V and can completely refuel most Electric Vehicles in 30 minutes
Plugs & Connections
DC Fast Charging -- Direct-current (DC) fast charging equipment (480 V AC input) rapid charging along heavy traffic corridors and at public stations. A DC fast charge can add 60 to 80 miles of range to a light-duty PHEV or EV in 30 minutes.
Inductive Charging -- Inductive charging equipment, which uses an electromagnetic field to transfer electricity to an EV without a cord.
Most modern charging equipment and vehicles have a standard connector and receptacle based on the SAE J1772 standard developed by SAE International. Any vehicle with this plug receptacle should be able to use any J1772-compliant Level 1 or Level 2 EVSE. All major vehicle and charging system manufacturers support this standard in the U.S., which should eliminate concerns about whether their vehicle is compatible with the infrastructure.