Are All Car Charging Stations The Same?

Are All Car Charging Stations The Same?

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Are all car charging stations the same? Car charging in garage

When considering all the different options for home charging stations, it can be overwhelming. The most important thing you should consider is the charging rate of the different stations. With three different types of charging stations available, you should know which one fits your needs the best. This blog should answer your question, “are all car charging stations the same?”

What you need to know about home car charging stations

Charging your electric car at home can be a stressful process as you need to consider qualified electric vehicle charging station contractors and make sure your home is equipped with the proper equipment. Here’s what you should know about charging your EV at home.

Level 1 EV charging

Level 1 charging is the most readily available option for electric car owners. However, it’s also the most time-consuming. Level 1 charging can be done through most regular household outlets as long as there are no other appliances plugged into the outlet. 

Level 1 charging can take over 24 hours to charge your electric car due to the design of these outlets. These outlets are typically 120-volt which cannot deliver the power necessary to charge your electric car quickly.

Level 2 EV charging

If you’re looking to charge your car overnight, or even if you just need to top off, a level 2 charging station is what you are looking for. Level 2 charging stations can give you over 80% of your car’s charge in roughly 4-5 hours. Level 2 charging stations are 240-volt which can deliver much more electricity than 120-volt outlets. These charging stations are typically connected directly to your home’s electrical panel but can be installed in most places where you would park your car. Just ask us about it when receiving your quote!

Level 3 EV charging

Level 3 charging stations are typically unfit for most homes as their electrical infrastructure cannot handle the amount of power needed. These are the same quick-charging stations you will see at gas stations, rest stops, and other public places. 

If you are interested in installing an electric car charging station and want a qualified, licensed, and experienced electric vehicle charging station contractor, call Ryan Gath Electric today! Don’t forget to check out our reviews!

By Ryan Gath Electric