Installing a High-Powered Wall Connector (HPWC) by a Tesla Recommended Electrician
If we are being honest, the most convenient place to charge your electric vehicle (EV) is at home, overnight. It is easier to just plug in when you get home and let your car charge while you sleep. Those last-minute dashes to the gas pump can be a thing of the past, saving both time and money. You will need to install a high-powered wall connector (HPWC) at home if you are considering purchasing an EV.
Home Charging Options
For any EV, we recommend a wall connector as the most dynamic and effective home charging solution. Don’t fear though! There are a variety of options to suit any lifestyle and driving need. You will easily be able to find what you need at a price that suits your budget.
Installation Process and Cost
We recommend you have your home charging equipment installed by a Tesla recommended electrician prior to taking delivery of your vehicle. That way you are all set to go when you bring your new EV home. Most installations only take a few hours but finding and scheduling an electrician can take several weeks. Keep this in mind when you are planning your install of a charging station at home.
Follow these steps to successfully install home charging equipment in your home:
- Find a Tesla recommended electrician. Go online, search the retailers web page, or ask around.
- Request a quote. Once you have a list of electricians you are considering, contact them directly and describe the installation work you need completed. Many electricians now offer quotes online and by email, making it easy to obtain multiple quotes from multiple vendors.
- Order your equipment. Once you have a quote from an electrician, order your home charging equipment online or from your dealer.
- Schedule your installation. It’s that easy!
It is important to be aware that installation pricing can vary depending on your home charging hardware and current electrical system. Be prepared to have to address upgrading your electrical panel if it is more than twenty years old.
A typical installation can start from $750 if your panel is in the garage. This can increase if there are additional factors based on your home electrical system which is why it is important to get a quote.
Most installations include the following:
- Professional installation service and materials
- Installation warranty
It is important to find out what is included in the price and what is not.
There are plenty of online resources for installing your home EV charging station. Start with evaluating your current electrical panel. If you aren’t sure if it meets your needs, call in a certified electrician to evaluate it. As always, safety is first when it comes to all things electrical.
If you have any questions or would like a quote to install an EV charger in your home, call Panel Upgrade Experts, one of Tesla Recommended Electricians in Calgary at 403-774-7460 or via email email@example.com