EV Charger Installation in Tucson, AZ

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Are you thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle? If so, you’re likely wondering how you are going to charge it. At United Electric, we regularly complete EV charger installations in Tucson and throughout Pima County. When you call us at 520-844-0705, we will discuss the installation process with you and assist you with choosing the correct type of charger for your car and lifestyle needs. You’re sure to be impressed by our prompt and professional service, always delivered with a personal touch.

United Electric has been in business since 1980, and with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, we’re widely recognized as a Tucson institution. As time has gone on, we’ve evolved with it, adding new services like electric vehicle charger installation in Tucson to continue meeting the needs of our customers. Note that we also offer free estimates, so you will know how much the service is expected to cost before we begin work.

Types Of EV Chargers

Electric vehicle chargers are not one-size-fits-all solutions. The type of charger you need will depend on your budget, how much you drive on a daily basis, what kind of property you own, and how fast you need to be able to charge your car. No matter what, owning a charger of your own means you will no longer have to wait in public spaces to charge your EV. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’ll always have a place to charge when you return home.

Level 1

A Level 1 charger is an entry-level solution. You likely got one of these with your EV purchase, and they plug directly into a standard wall outlet. These chargers are really only effective for those who drive less than 30 to 40 miles a day. They charge at a rate of about 5 miles per hour, which means that even an overnight charging session will not fill your car all the way.

Level 2

When we’re talking about EV charger installation in Tucson, usually we mean Level 2 chargers. They are capable of charging your car overnight in most circumstances. They are faster than Level 1 chargers but require a larger upfront cost. Level 2 chargers plug into 240V outlets, which are typically used for dryers.

Level 3 or DC Fast Charger

A Level 3 charger, also known as a DC fast charger, will bring an EV to a full charge in about half an hour. This is a much more powerful charger than the other two, which is why these are rarely installed in residential locations. However, they may be well-suited to a commercial property.

Why Rely On An Electrician To Install An EV Charger

It may be possible to do certain types of electric vehicle charger installation in Tucson by yourself, but we don’t recommend it. A Level 1 Charger, if you recall, does plug into a standard outlet, and so can technically be used without professional help. However, even with a charger like this, you may run into problems once you begin using it.

For example, EV chargers should be on their own circuit. If you are unsure whether or not the outlet you plan to use is on a distinct circuit, give United Electric a call. This is critical so you don’t overload your home’s electrical system.

You may also need to upgrade your electrical panel’s capacity if the new addition of the electric vehicle charger is too much for your current one to handle. Beginning to use an EV charger is like installing an appliance; you will use more energy as a result. An electrician will be able to tell you what to do to ensure your electrical panel and system can keep up with your new power needs.

A professional like the ones at United Electric will know exactly what you need, which is why we recommend requesting EV charger installations in Tuscon from us. We’ll make sure the type of charger you want to install fits your requirements and is added safely to your home or commercial property.